We love a good room freshener for getting rid of musty smells, but did you know that a thorough clean can drastically improve air quality? Air quality has an important impact on health, especially if you or your family members have asthma or allergies. Here’s our ow to guide for the best way to clean carpet for improved air quality and a happier, healthier household!

What’s causing poor air quality?

Everything floating around your home – dust, bacteria, pet dander, mould spores, you name it – has to settle somewhere. Even if you’re meticulous about dusting, these will generally settle on your carpet. Walking through them – even if you can’t see them – will stir them into the air and can cause real respiratory issues!

The best way to clean a carpet to improve air quality

The first step is frequent hoovering, at least once or twice a week. Ideally, try to find a vacuum with powerful suction and a HEPA filter that can properly suck up dust mites and allergens. Wet stains, like wine or cat wee, should be handled asap! Not only do they make for a musty smell in the carpet, they are also a breeding ground for bacteria.

To deal with build up of allergens and other yucky things lurking in the rug or carpet, it’s time to use 1001 3 in 1 Machine. We have a handy video demo from the lovely Emily of Acorn Cottage below:

It’s so easy to use! The best way to clean your carpet with 3 in 1 Machine is to follow these instructions:

  1. Give your carpet a good, thorough vacuum.
  2. Mix 4 capfuls of 1001 3 in 1 Machine with 1L of warm water.
  3. Pour the mixture into the tank of the machine.
  4. Use the machine as per its instructions to shampoo the entire carpet.
  5. Leave the area to dry and enjoy your nice fresh carpets!


best way to clean carpet to improve air quality