SMELLY CARPET CLEANING IN MAGHULL
I was at a regular customer’s home up in Maghull today cleaning her upholstery. As I was busy working away I remembered my first visit here a few years ago. Her request was to fix a smelly carpet. The funny thing was it had only been cleaned a few days before, it started to whiff, so the carpet cleaner returned and re-cleaned the carpet.
SO WHY WAS THE CARPET SO SMELLY?
Well, there is a dog in the house, so maybe it was urine in the underlay or dog oil left in the carpet?
(Dog smells are caused by bacteria feeding on dog oils)
Nope, as the dog is fully trained and a bit too posh to piddle indoors.
Ok, so I am thinking could it be a spilt drink lurking in the underlay? So I set off – hands and knees smelling the fluffy pile, and I discovered the disastrous pong was throughout the whole of the area.
Then I realised what the problem was – high humidity.
HIGH HUMIDITY AND CARPET DRYING TIMES
What happens is the high humid air cannot absorb the moisture left in the carpet. If left to its own devices tiny mould spores will be created and thus release a musty pongy odour.
So the client calls the carpet cleaner back, he recleans it and the circle starts all over again. This is because more moisture is being added to the scenario.
HOW I SOLVED THIS SMELLY PROBLEM
The only way to cure this (apart from replacing the carpet) was to rinse it thoroughly with an anti-fungal cleaning product.
Once this great product had been flushed through all the fibres, an air mover was placed in situ and left for a few hours.
Now the carpet smells (and looks great), and I have another regular customer on my books.
So if you are a carpet or rug cleaner and come across the same problem, don’t reclean the area, treat appropriately and dry efficiently.