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3 reasons why your carpet smells after DIY cleaning

Many homeowners think they can DIY carpet cleaning to save money. However, after a DIY deep clean, you may notice your home has a mysterious bad smell coming from your carpet. Eventually, you end up calling a professional company to clean it and get rid of the awful smell.

So, why does your carpet smell after DIY cleaning?

  1. Over-wetting

Since you’re not a professional, you can easily over-wet your carpet when cleaning. Unfortunately, when water comes in contact with dirt or stains on your carpet, it creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. And the bacteria multiply, releasing a bad odor.

Although in some cases your carpet requires over wetting to remove dried on-stains, it’s wise to hire a professional to do it. Only a reliable carpet cleaning company can:

  • Use a cleaning machine that’s powerful enough to suck up all the moisture.
  • Has the experience to over-wet your carpet properly
  • Use the right amount of detergent, and rinse it all out afterward
  1. Mold and mildew growth

A common mistake that homeowners make is not drying their carpets enough after cleaning. When you move furniture back onto a moist carpet, it causes mold and mildew growth, which increases the bad odor.

Mold and mildew growth can also pose health risks to you and your loved ones as it contributes to allergies and asthma. It’s wise to let your carpet dry completely before using it to prevent any mold and odor.

  1. Pet odor

Having a pet around is great for companionship. But untrained pets can wreak havoc on your carpet when they use it as a bathroom. Even after DIY cleaning, the smell may linger around as you may not clean your rug fibers correctly.

Vomit smells can also be hard to get rid of because their smell remains in the rug fibers. Luckily, a carpet cleaning company can help you get rid of these smells with the right cleaning treatment.

Need a carpet cleaning company?

When it comes to getting rid of carpet smells, it’s wise to let the professionals do it. Contact Acme Clean today for all your residential carpet cleaning needs.

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