Recently moved a 9 X 11 carpet from the basement to a wood floor in an
apartment. Noticed the underside smells musty. Can not leave it
outside for the sun. It does not seem to smell just lying there, right
side up. Questions: Is it worth worrying about? If, so, will it "get
better" by itself? Is there some spray stuff (Lysol?) I can just spray
bottom with to kill any bad stuff (not just hide smell)?
I would shampoo it and let it dry. If still musty, take it outdoors on
a sunny day, lay it on a tarp backside up and let it air out thoroughly,
May be able, even, to spray the back lightly with lysol. Or have it
commercially cleaned, which would surely have some guarantee of ridding
it of the odor.
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