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About Carpet Odors

You wake up in the morning, walk towards your living room, and are instantly greeted with an awful smell. In an attempt to keep your carpet fresh smelling and fresh, you try to clean it yourself.

But as soon as the cleaning is complete, the odor returns almost immediately and you start asking yourself, “Why does my carpet smell bad? How does this happen?”

Identifying the cause of carpet odors will be the first thing you need to do in order to get rid of the smell for good. Here we will talk about some of the most common causes of carpet odors so you can be aware of what might be causing the problem in your home.


Moisture is one of the most common causes of carpet odor. If you have recently had a flood or leak in your home, it is likely that moisture has caused your carpet to smell. Moisture encourages the growth of mites and other pests that can cause allergy symptoms. Mold can also be a problem, especially if it is not removed quickly. 

Another cause of moisture in carpets is humidity. If the air in your home is too humid, it can cause your carpet to smell musty. You can also check your HVAC systems to see if they are properly ventilated.

To get rid of moisture-related odors, you need to dry out the carpeting properly. This may require help from a professional if it’s something beyond your expertise or budget.

Trapped Waste

Waste that is stuck in your carpeting can be another source of the odor. If you have pets or young children in the house, this could be an issue for you. Pets often leave behind waste that gets trapped between the fibers of your carpeting. This waste will begin to decompose over time and cause an odor that is hard to remove with cleaning products alone.

It is important to have your carpet clean if something like this has happened. You need to remove all the waste before it causes more odor problems.

Poorly Maintained Cleaning Tools And Equipment

If you are using cleaning tools, equipment, and old or dirty supplies, they may be causing your carpet to smell bad. The same goes for vacuum cleaners. If your machine is clogged with dirt, it will struggle to pick up dirt from your carpet and could even spread bacteria around your home by sucking it up from other surfaces in your home. You should clean your vacuum regularly and replace any parts that have become damaged or worn out over time.

Don’t try cleaning it yourself if you know that your cleaning materials and equipment are not well-maintained. This will only make the problem worse and could even cause damage to your carpeting.

Final Thoughts

As carpet cleaning can be a daunting task without enough experience and equipment, the best way you can do to remove carpet odors is to hire a professional.

At Carpet DryClean, we have the knowledge, experience, and top-of-the-line equipment to make your carpets look and smell amazing. We use all-natural, organic cleaning products that are safe for your family and pets.

We also use a proprietary dry carpet cleaning method. So, there is no drying time, no risk of mold development, and no risk of spreading the odor causing contaminants preventing them from coming back! 

Call us us (919) 878-0748 and Get a free estimate today!

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