How to remove stinky radiator water from a rug


While I was away I had a radiator leak in my apartment, to the point water was leaking into the apartment downstairs.

My rug absorbed most of it, and absolutely stinks. What would be the best way to clean out the rug, or is it beyond saving?

I live in NYC, so I don't have the option of a backyard or balcony to dry it out…

Best Answer

Replacement makes the most sense here. You can fuss with steam-cleaning it, but you may not get all the smell out and the cost may exceed the cost of a new rug, per comments above. Toss it, clean the floor well, and replace if desired.