Watermelon explosion - how to get the smell out of my carpet?!
September 11, 2013 10:21 AM Subscribe
I had a watermelon sitting on the desk. It was hot and humid, and the watermelon exploded landing watermelon gunk everywhere - on the desk, the walls, the carpet. I cleaned it all up immediately and washed part of the carpet that had the spills with soap and water. All seemed OK, until this morning when its begun smelling, really bad. What do I do?
posted by greta_01 to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Its a rented apartment and immediately after the watermelon exploded I mopped up the muck with paper towels and kinda scrubbed the carpet out with a sponge and mixture of dish-washing liquid (dawn) in water. It looked like it cleaned up OK except that the carpet was wet. I figured it would dry and be OK.
I woke up this morning and the living room smells yucky, the carpet of course is a little wet, and I've been drying it up with a fan since this morning. Its a small apartment, and the smell is just unbearable!
I can't figure what to do to eliminate the smell, will it stay forever or go away as the carpet dries? It kinda smells weird - a mixture of rotting watermelon and dampness, just yucky. Please please please help me get this smell out!!