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New carpet smell

Posted by cheerful1 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 23, 07 at 7:40

We had a wall to wall carpet installed 2 months ago. There has been a smell to it since then. I tried spraying it with Febreze, kept the windows open to air out the space, but nothing seems to work. Is the smell from the carpet, the padding, or something else?

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RE: New carpet smell

Carpets outgas a lot. It's not healthy either. Google "carpet outgas" and you find a lot of information. I believe there's a way to speed it up. In the mean time, keep small children and pets off of the carpet.

(The reason I know this is because the office got new carpet installed and I was worried about the health effects. The search results were pretty scary.)

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