Cleaning hack: TikTok user shares method for carpet cleaning
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Mrs Hinch is a cleaning guru who often shares her tips on social media. Fans of hers have given advice on cleaning a carpet and removing odours with baking soda.
The advice was shared on a Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook Group.
One Facebook user, Dave Robert, asked for advice on how to get rid of bad smells on his rug.
He said: “My rug smells. I have a very large rug in the lounge.
“It’s definitely seen better days but still looks good in general.
“Unfortunately it smells of dog. Wet dog! I used carpet cleaner fluid and jet washed it a couple of days ago, leaving it outside to dry.
“It smelt worse, so I sprayed it with Fabulosa but that’s worn off already and the wet dog is back.
“So today I’ve also gone over it with a Bissell carpet cleaner but still can’t shift the smell.
“Any ideas please before it goes in the bin?”
The Facebook post was soon flooded with advice as nearly 100 people shared their tips.
One thing that was recommended by many was using bicarbonate, or baking, soda.
This is an affordable item that many people will already have lying in their cupboards.
Sharing their advice, Facebook user Tammy Gurney stated: “Sprinkle with baking soda leave for an hour and hoover. I have just done my carpets, I have two dogs – smell gone.”
Gemma Harding added: “Bicarbonate soda will get rid of any pongs.”
A third Facebook user, Sarah Street, added: “Maybe try a solution of bicarbonate of soda and leave it to dry outside.”
Ceava Murray agreed, stating: “I bought a secondhand sofa which stank of dog, used baking soda, left it overnight and hoovered it off in the morning.”
Nicole Parr added: “Bicarb and a few drops of essential oil, leave overnight.
“Hoover the next day, hopefully that will get rid of the doggy smell.”
Manda Martin continued: “Sprinkle with bicarb and leave for a few hours. Hoover off.
“I do this weekly as I have four dogs. It works a treat and I have no smells.”
For those who do not own bicarbonate soda, it can be picked up cheaply from most supermarkets.
It is on sale in Asda for 65p, £1.35 in Sainsbury’s and Tesco stocks it for just 59p.
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