When you hear the word mold, it never sounds too good and it’s not something you want to have in your home. The sad thing is, that many people have mold growing in their homes without even realizing it. If you are not taking care of your carpet your carpet could be growing mold and you wouldn’t even realize it. It is important that you take care of your carpets by having professionals clean them. But there are some things you can do to help avoid mold growing on your carpet. Carpet Care 2000 outlines them below.
What Causes Mold to Appear?
Even though no one tries to have mold grow on your carpet or in your house, it happens. There are a few factors that can cause mold to grow on carpets.
-Wet or damp carpets and rugs
-Not cleaning it properly
All of these things that were listed above can lead to mold growing on your carpet. You need to make sure that you are taking care of your carpet.
What Can I Do to Prevent Mold on Wet Carpet?
There are a few things you can do to avoid getting mold growing on your carpet. Take your shoes off when you enter the house. This will help stop you from tracking in any dirt, mud, or any other types of liquid such as rainwater that could get on your shoes. Make sure your pet’s paws are clean after they have been outside. If any spills happen or a pet has an accident make sure you clean it up immediately. Leaving any liquid spots can cause mold to start to grow. If you live in a high-humidity climate you need to control the humidity in your home. Use things like dehumidifiers to help maintain the levels. Don’t put carpet in bathrooms. Bathrooms get a high amount of humidity plus, water from the shower and tub can easily grow there. If you end up having flooding or water on your carpet you need to get the carpets professionally cleaned immediately. And of course, it is always very helpful to stick to a regular cleaning schedule of vacuuming your carpets.
What Kills Mold & Mildew in Carpet?
In many cases mold has already formed on your carpet and the only way to get rid of it is to replace the carpet. But in some cases, you can hire a professional carpet cleaner to come in and clean your carpets. They will inspect your carpets to see if they can remove the mold and hopefully be able to save the carpet just by deep cleaning it.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
If you are overdue for a professional carpet cleaning then give Carpet Care 2000 a call. We can come to check your carpets to make sure you do not have mold on your carpet and get your carpets cleaned making your house feel clean and looking and feeling better.