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How to Get Rid of New Carpet Smell

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Say Goodbye to New Carpet Smell: Tips and Tricks

New carpet smell can be pleasant at first but it can quickly become overwhelming and unpleasant, especially if you or anyone in your family has respiratory issues. Inhaling the chemical fumes can cause headaches, dizziness, and many other health problems. The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to get rid of that new carpet smell. In this blog post, we will share some tips and tricks on how to get rid of new carpet smell.


One of the easiest and most effective ways to get rid of new carpet smell is to open up the windows and let some fresh air in. It’s important to keep the room well-ventilated so that the fumes are not trapped inside. You can also use a fan to circulate the air and speed up the process. Keep the windows open for a few days until the smell dissipates.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal can be used to absorb the chemical odors from new carpet. You can purchase activated charcoal online or at your local hardware store. Simply sprinkle the charcoal on the carpet and let it sit for a day or two. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove the charcoal residue. You can repeat the process if necessary.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is another effective natural odor absorber that can be used to get rid of new carpet smell. You can sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for a few hours. Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove the baking soda residue. You can also mix the baking soda with essential oils to add fragrance to the room.


Vinegar is a versatile household item that is great for cleaning and deodorizing. Simply mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle and mist the carpet with the solution. Let it sit for a few minutes and then blot with a clean cloth. You can repeat the process if necessary.

Hire a Professional

If you have tried all of the above methods and the new carpet smell still persists, it may be time to hire a professional flooring service company. A professional cleaning company specializes in removing unwanted odors from carpets and can help you get rid of new carpet smell once and for all.

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New carpet smell can be an annoyance in your home, but it’s not something to be overlooked. The fumes can cause serious health problems, especially for people with respiratory issues. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to get rid of new carpet smell. Try ventilating the room, using activated charcoal, baking soda, or vinegar. And, if all else fails, hire a professional. At On Point Flooring, we have the expertise, equipment, and experience to remove unwanted odors from carpets in Sacramento, CA. Contact us today for a consultation.

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