Mae's carpet cleaning is really active responding to a lot of call from realtors, property managers, tenants and homeowners for carpet issues but one of the most calls we got is when indoor environment has a bad smell coming from the carpet. There are many ways a carpet can become smelly: pet odors, heavy soiling, mold, and water. What some don’t know, however, is that just a little water can cause a big problem with the carpet's condition, even after the carpet seems dry.
Water intrusions can be from many sources. If it is from a toilet (raw sewage), it’s almost always better to toss the carpet and pad and get something new. Be sure the sub-floor is cleaned and disinfected, and sealed if necessary before putting down the new carpet and padding. If the water is from an overflowing sink or a leaky pipe, the damage is usually limited so purchasing new flooring isn’t always necessary. One of the biggest problems is waiting too long regardless of the cause of the water damage.
When you find a wet carpet or rug, it’s time to get to work. Remove the water with extraction, and get some air movement and ventilation to start removing moisture.
Here’s the problem though, if the carpet isn’t dried really fast with specialized tools and equipment that professional water damage experts have, a persistent musty smell can develop or worse mold .No one wants potentially dangerous mold in their homes! There’s not much a homeowner can do to fix those issues. When humidity is low, like in the winter months, you may not notice the odor that much. But when summer comes with the higher humidity, those odors will come back with a vengeance.
What’s the best solution? Call your water damage pros at Mae's Carpet Cleaning right away, before real damage settles. They’ll be right over to save the day! Contact us at 704-904-2964 or go ahead and schedule your appointment today!
Hi, my name is Juan Dominguez. I'm the owner and operator of Mae's Carpet Cleaning. I have been in business since 1998. I have seen it all, just name it. With my experience and continued education, I have been put in a position where I am capable and would love to share what I know with you.