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What to use to take out the musty smell out of your carpet???

I have been using carpet freshner but ran out but I can still smell a slight musty smell.

What if mold developes?

How will I know?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Home & Garden

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Answers (4)
  • Use plan old baking soda. Leave it on the floor for a few hours then vacuum it up. It will pull out moisture and the oder. As for the mold you will have to pull the carpet back and look.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 10:05 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Or dilute some vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it on the carpet. It will have a vinegary smell for a bit but will break down the musty smell :) Be sure to saturate it well.


    Answer by tandknix at 10:12 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • baking soda will soak up any moisture.

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 12:18 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • If you decide to use a professional carpet cleaner to get rid of the musty smell don't use a Steam Cleaner. It's really scalding hot water applied and extracted, only problem is your carpets & carpet padding can be wet for days.....hours at the very least. In our carpet cleaning business we have a Low-Moisture system called Encapsulation. Carpets are dry in 60 minutes or less & unlike steam cleaning it does not promote the growth of mildew & bacteria! So, look for a professional cleaner in your area that uses a similiar system! There aren't too many out there, but they do superior cleaning. We are the only ones in the Buffalo area using this system and those that have tried us LOVE it. We even come in AFTER steam cleaners and remove additional dirt & debris they missed! And it would remove any musty smell!

    If you want an idea as to what the system looks like there are video on our site:

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 2:08 PM on Apr. 30, 2009