1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is the best natural deodorizer on the planet. Whether it’s wet carpet, pet urine, or fungus causing the smell, sprinkling a moderate amount of baking soda on your carpet and letting it stay will neutralize the bad odor. Later, you can vacuum a few times to suck up all the baking soda. In a spray bottle add 2 parts water and one part vinegar.
Spray this mixture onto the carpet and let it sit for a minute. Slowly sprinkle and coat the surface that is stained or the entire carpet or rug with baking soda. Let it stay for 10–15 minutes. Turn on the fan to let the carpet dry or hang it outside on a windy day. Use a vacuum or a soft cloth to get rid of the baking soda sitting on top.
2. Effective Wash
A carpet lying unwashed in your living room for over a year is bound to get stinky because of all the smells and spills it absorbs. If your carpet is getting smelly, then it is probably because you haven’t washed it at all. Using deodorizers will only delay the problem. Drop it at the cleaners or wash it at home to get the ultimate fresh and germ-free carpet.
3. Open the Windows More Often
Odor in your carpet is a result of humidity in your room. To get rid of the smell, you need to let some fresh air in by opening windows more often. The smell could be due to a damp carpet so drying the carpet and letting fresh air in the room can improve the situation. If you spilled something or your pet urinated on the carpet, you need to have a carpet cleaner at home to clean it right away.
4. Vacuum Regularly
I understand that vacuuming is a boring chore and you hate it but hear me out. The crumbs, sauce, and spills on your carpet are the reason for the odor. Carpets absorb the unwanted smells, and humidity in your room so make sure that your room is airy, and you vacuum the carpet regularly to keep it dry and fresh. Clean the spills as soon as possible and keep a bloating cloth handy for cleaning if you accidentally spill something. To keep the carpet germ-free and fresh, you need to vacuum regularly and deal with spills right away.
5. Use a Carpet Deodorizer
The commercial carpet deodorizers help get rid of carpet odors instantly. The deodorizer powder or spray can help eliminate almost all kinds of odors. Find a carpet deodorizer that has a nice smell and non-toxic ingredients. If you or a family member has allergies or respiratory issues, make sure the chemicals present in the product are safe for your house.