That new carpet smell

Old 08-21-06, 07:57 AM
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That new carpet smell

We recently had 3 bedrooms carpeted. 2 of the 3 bedrooms have a mild "new carpet" smell that seems to be going away. In the 3rd bedroom, however, there is a strange smell (damp and sharp -- my husband says it smells like earwax -- don't ask me how he knows that smell). It seems to be getting worse. Any ideas what could be causing this? Is it the carpet, or is it something else???
Old 08-21-06, 08:18 AM
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Vacuum a couple times, then put a fan on it and leave the window open. The carpet itself should lose most of its smell in a couple days. If the odor's still there, it's time to get your nose down on it and see if it's the whole carpet on just smaller areas and then try to figure out what the smell is.

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