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Posted by Dodgeman on May 23rd, 2001 01:16 PM
In reply to wet carpet smell by Sandy on May 23rd, 2001 10:42 AM [Go to top of thread]

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Forget the steam cleaning for now. Your first step should be to get that carpet up out of the downstairs and lay it out on the driveway upside down on a sunny day for a few hours. While that is going on, take a bleach solution to the floor where the carpet goes. (1 cup to a gallon)
Next, (and I am assuming your carpet has jute backing) take a garden sprayer and lightly spray the same strength bleach solution to the back side of the carpet. Let it dry and reinstall with a new pad or no pad at all might be better.
I assume you have a dehumidifier to dry out the basement. If not, get one or use your central air if you have one.
Now having said that, maybe you need to consider a battery back up for that sump pump?....
Good luck,

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