Area rugs can be prone to smells. If you find that your area rug is getting a bit smelly, you’ll probably want to figure out what is causing it and how to get rid of it! Musty smells in the home can be due to a moisture problem that may be caused by a leaky roof, a plumbing issue or condensation on cool surfaces. To ensure your area rugs smell great and last a long time, it’s important to clean them the right way. Proper cleaning techniques will prevent airborne contaminants from having a negative effect on the health of those that live in your home. The hardest smells to get rid of are musty mildew odors. This smell starts to develop when mold begins growing on your carpet, and no amount of air freshener will get rid of it if the mildew isn’t removed.

Masking the Odor Might Make the Problem Worse

When your home starts to get smelly it’s easy to grab an air freshener or light a candle to hide the smell. This might work for smells that aren’t as troublesome, like onions, but will be almost impossible to do with a musty smell that is caused by mold infested carpeting. Adding to the problem, many of the air fresheners and sprays on the market contain toxic volatile organic compounds that can be very bad for your health. The best way to eliminate bad odors in your home is to hire professionals to have area rugs cleaned the right way.

Professionals Have the Right Cleaning Products & Equipment

If you find that your area rug is giving off a musty smell, it may be harboring mildew, especially if it’s in an area with high humidity. Professionals use state-of-the-art equipment that has high-powered vacuums and dryers. This equipment will get your area rugs cleaned thoroughly and dried the right way for effective odor removal without damaging your rugs. Trying to clean area rugs yourself may leave too much moisture in the carpets that will only promote mold growth. The machines used during professional cleaning will remove more water to completely address the mildew issue that causes bad odors. Trained technicians have access to the best cleaning solutions to permanently remove odors. These solutions penetrate the surfaces to complete neutralize the smell. They also know that area rugs are made of different materials that all need different cleaning products for efficient odor removal. Odors coming from your area rug can cause your whole house to smell when HVAC systems spread the smell from room to room. Having your area rugs cleaned professionally will remove offensive odors and extend the life of them.

Area Rug Cleaning & More in Orange, Santa Ana, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, Whittier, Riverside, Chino & Fullerton California

The best way to protect your area rugs is to hire professionals to clean them. Professional carpet cleaners have experience in cleaning any kind of area rug and use the mildest solution necessary to have them looking like the day you bought them. Area rugs can range in price, and regardless of what you spent on yours, it’s special to you and needs to be taken care of with the utmost care. Contact Leading Carpet Cleaning today!