by April Reinhardt
(last updated June 4, 2018)
There are many reasons why a carpet will smell sour. Perhaps former tenants had pets that urinated into the carpet, and it seeped into the carpet padding. Maybe there's a crack in the house foundation and water leaks into the flooring just enough to wet the carpet and padding to create a mold growth. If you've taken the inexpensive route to have your carpets steamed cleaned by an unlicensed firm, they may have left a lot of dirty water behind instead of sucking it all away. And then there's the sour smell left over by spilled milk, which is exceptionally difficult to get out of carpeting, especially if it happens in a car.
Whatever the reason for the sour smell in your carpeting, there are things you can do to help get rid of the stench. Here are some suggestions:
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