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New carpet

Grigals

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Hi everyone! So we are renting a new place and about to move our 5 birds in. The only problem is the owner installed new carpet just over 2 weeks ago now. We got the keys on Wednesday and have had the windows open and fans on ever since but it just hasn't helped with the 'smell'. I've tried sprinkling baking soda through the carpet and leaving it overnight and also placed dishes of vinegar throughout what will be the birds room. The birds are supposed to move in tomorrow and I'm so worried. What should I do? I am going to steam clean the carpet this afternoon too but I don't think it will help much.
 

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I wonder if cut onion would help like it does with paint fumes
 

Momof3litt

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Do you know if they stapled or glued the carpet down? Glue will add to the smell.

Here's a site that has some suggestions some are what you've done, but also suggests onions and apples.

(As a total aside, I never heard that about onions! Neat)
 

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Do you know if they stapled or glued the carpet down? Glue will add to the smell.

Here's a site that has some suggestions some are what you've done, but also suggests onions and apples.

(As a total aside, I never heard that about onions! Neat)
Omg.
I’ve never heard of carpet being glued down.
 
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