How to Clean a Carpet Pad


You often think to clean your carpets, but carpet padding goes unseen and therefore is easy to forget. But if your carpet pad has been exposed to the elements or something has soaked through the carpet, it can cause the padding to smell, making your whole room stink. Use both baking soda and vinegar to remove those odors. Baking soda also removes stains, and vinegar disinfects and helps kill mold.

Things You'll Need

  • Heavy books
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Spray bottles
  • Rag
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Vinegar

Baking Soda Method

  • Lift the carpet away from the padding. Bend the carpet back, and place two to three heavy books on it to keep it out of the way. Sprinkle a thick layer of baking soda over the carpet padding.

  • Fill a spray bottle with clean water. Spray the baking soda until it is wet, but not soaked. It makes a paste.

  • Let the paste sit on the padding for 30 minutes.

  • Scrub the padding with the rag by gently rubbing the baking soda paste into the padding. Let the baking soda paste dry after scrubbing.

  • Vacuum the padding to remove the baking soda. Lay the carpet back down over the padding.

Vinegar Method

Related Searches


Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Remove Carpet Stains With Vinegar

    Carpet stains are a part of life. Fortunately, common household vinegar can remove them as easily as they came about. Vinegar can...

  • How to Wash a Heated Mattress Pad

    Ahh, the comfort of sliding into a pre-warmed bed in the middle of winter can't be beat. But sooner or later you'll...

  • How to Replace Carpet Padding

    Carpet padding is what gives your carpet its cushion, and absorbs the brunt of the daily wear on your floor. It also...

  • How to Dry Carpet Padding

    Accidents happen that result in the saturation of your carpet padding with water or liquids that require you to dry the padding....

Related Searches

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!