Whether new or old, carpet that gets exposed to water can develop mold stains and begin to smell. If a small portion of the carpet has been affected with mold, you might feel it’s a major waste to dispose of the entire carpet. In this situation, it is better to clean and treat the mold stain versus discarding the entire carpet. Carpet Care 2000 will share how to clean smaller mold stains and treat the carpet to prevent future development of mold. Follow this step by step guide to remove mold out of your carpets.
How Do You Get Mold & Mildew Stains Out of Carpet
Step 1. When you first discover the mold you will want to clean and treat the area right away. Start by using a stiff broom and sweep in multiple direction to help loosen the mold that is trapped in the carpet.
Step 2. Next you will want to vacuum the carpet, again going in multiple directions to suck up and remove the mold that is in the carpet.
Step 3. After vacuuming your carpet thoroughly, create a cleaning mixture by combining liquid dish soap in a bucket of warm water.
Step 4. Use a sponge and dip it into the mixture. With the sponge soaked, begin blotting at the stain. The mixture should help remove the stain out of the carpet. Continue to blot until the stain dissolves.
Step 5. With a dry cloth, press on the wet or affected area and soak up the moisture in the carpet. This will help dry the carpet out faster.
Step 6. Allow the carpet to dry. Turn on fans and open windows to help dry the carpet out faster.
Step 7. Next get a mold carpet treatment cleaner. There are many products that can kill and treat carpets for mold. One product is Mold Control. Use a mold treatment cleaner on the affected area to kill any lingering mold spores or particles. This will prevent future development of the mold.
Step 8. If the carpet has that nasty musty odor that mold often causes, use baking soda on the affected area. Baking soda can help absorb the odor. It will also help dry carpet and remove mold spores. This product is beneficial in treating carpets for mold.
How Professional Carpet Cleaners Remove Mold
Mold inside the home can be a serious problem. There are many types of mold that have serious health effects on humans and pets. Professional carpet cleaners can help clean and treat mold spots on carpet. We have the tools to reach deeper inside the carpet which can remove and treat the mold far better than household cleaners or DIY techniques. Depending on how deep the mold stain or mold growth in the carpet is, will depend on which method is best. If the mold returns after you have cleaned and treated the stain, then consider using a professional to come and clean the carpet.
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Make sure to determine the cause of the mold. If there is a small leak contributing to the presence of mold, make sure you repair the leak. For deep stubborn mold stains, consider using a professional carpet cleaning service. For all of your carpet cleaning needs, contact Carpet Care 2000 today!