06 Nov 2018

If you’ve ever dealt with smoke odors, you know that they can be a pain to remove.  This is especially true concerning the carpet.  When smoke embeds itself into the fibers of the carpet, it is extremely difficult to extract.  Unless you know a few workarounds or special methods.  But do these actually work?  Below are a few of the “internet advice” for getting rid of pesky smoke odors and some insights from us, the professionals at Paul’s Carpet Cleaning.

The Ole’ Baking Soda Method

Baking soda has multiple applications, but one of its common alternatives uses is as a deodorizer.  You may have a small box in your refrigerator to keep it smelling fresh.  So, shouldn’t it work for carpet too?  Yes and no.  Baking soda can eliminate smoke odors, but it requires time.  If you are looking for a quick fix for clearing your carpet of a smoky odor, you’ll need to apply and remove baking soda multiple times from your carpet.  With each application, you should notice a lighter odor.  However, baking soda needs to sit for a while to maximize its use.  One DIY cleaning site, How To Clean Stuff.net, recommends at least 5 hours for baking soda to set per application in the carpet.  Do you have the time to do this 3 to 8 times?

DIY Carpet Cleaning Rental

Local stores often offer portable carpet cleaners.  Nevertheless, these machines are mainly for light cleaning applications.  Light carpet cleaning rentals have their place, but removing deep-seated smoke odors are not their specialty.

Professional Carpet Cleaning

As a professional carpet cleaner, we know how pesky smoke can be to completely remove from carpet.  This is why we use the best equipment possible coupled with special techniques.  Different types of carpets have varying tolerances and we understand how to approach the cleaning of each type.  Carpet is an investment and it is best to protect your investment by using a professional that won’t damage it.