Removing Mildew Smell from Rug – We all know the pungent smell that is caused due to fungi formation in the presence of moisture and water. If you have rugs or carpet at your home in Singapore, they might result in mildew formation as rugs are often neglected and not cleaned from time to time. The mildew formation that is happening for a long time often results in smelly rugs, and the smell is extremely gross!
In general, Removing mildew smell from rugs can be a pretty challenging task. Rugs are not something that you can put in the washing machine and get them cleaned without any effort. Even if you do a hand wash with detergent, getting rid of the pungent smell can be pretty tough. Now before moving to the steps on how easily you can get rid of the smell, the first step is to make sure the source of the water leakage is fully mended. Doing this you are ensuring that this issue of mildew formation will not continue to spread in the future.
Once the source of mildew formation is detected and stopped, you can follow these steps below to get rid of the pungent mildew smell from your rugs.
This pungent damp smell comes from excess moisture. Sometimes all you need is some fresh air that helps to blow away the foul smell. You can also use dehumidifiers to remove moisture from both the carpet and the floor. While in the process, put the ceiling fans on full speed and open the windows for some fresh air. No matter what, in the very first step you need to call a professional to mend the water damage in that area.
If the rug is heavily flooded, due to non-maintenance, it’s better to get it changed.
Once the area is dried completely, use a vacuum to remove debris and dirt from that area. Use a high-speed large vacuum to cover more space.
Vinegar is highly beneficial to absorb odors at home. Mix one cup of vinegar and two cups of normal water and pour them in a large spray can. Now spray the solution on the areas where the smell is coming from. While spraying makes sure you don’t end up applying too much of solution on the rug, otherwise, it will turn into more mold formation. Be generous but don’t overdo it.
Baking soda is widely used as a home remedy for several household issues. When spreading it on your rug, it acts as a smell neutralizer. You can completely trust that it won’t cause any harm to the rug or damage it.
After spraying the vinegar solution and spreading baking soda, the let the rug sit for hours. The more you wait for the better. We highly recommend you to let the solution and baking powder sit on the rug for overnight. The solution and the baking powder needs to mix among each other for better results. The next morning, you will see all the smell is gone.
Most of the time if the odor is mild to medium; it goes away by following the above steps. But if the odour still persists, you can use hydrogen peroxide as an alternative method. Prepare a mixture of five parts of water with one part of hydrogen peroxide. And then apply it on the carpet. This also works great for removing mold spores.
Today, with the introduction of more and more useful products in the market, nothing is impossible. Even if you fail to Remove Mildew Smell from rug after trying all these home remedies out, you can simply use a foam rug shampoo that’s available in the local stores in Singapore. Apply some good amount of rug shampoo on the affected area and then rub it generously with a sponge. Let the shampoo soak for at least twenty minutes. After a good twenty-minutes vacuum the debris and the remaining shampoo from that area.