Mudroom rugs fibers retain dirt, spills and odors begin to smell after a while. The scents can make the room uncomfortable. Spraying air freshener and lit candles just mask odors rather than remove them. Vacuuming the carpet removes dirt, but the smell lingers often. While you may consider replacing the carpet, smell it instead of removing odors from the fibers, leaving your room smelling nice and fresh again.
Open the windows in the room to remove odors from cigarette smoke and burnt food. Sprinkle a commercial air purifier powder over the mudroom rugs. Read the instructions on the product carefully before applying. Leave it as for the recommended time – usually one to three hours – then vacuum the carpet freshener off the mat.
Cover the mat with one cup of borax mixed with 2 cups corn meal to neutralize residual odors. Allow the mixture to that for an hour then vacuum the carpet. Combine 1/2 cup borax, 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 teaspoon of cloves in a bowl to make a scented carpet deodorizer. Sprinkle the powder generously over the carpet and vacuum it after an hour.
Remove any remaining odors pour baking soda over the carpet to cover it completely. Let the baking soda to rest overnight before vacuuming it from the floor. Shampoo the carpet removes the strong smell that the pet urine and food spills. Buy or rent a carpet cleaner and follow the instructions carefully. The machine uses hot water and a cleaning solution to deep clean the mudroom rugs.