A carpet is one of the important things in your living room. It is a perfect room decor. I always ensure that my carpet is clean. Sometimes your carpet can easily be destroyed by mold. Mold can not only destroy your carpet but also cause health issues and complications due to musty smell produced. You are at high risk of mold associated issues if you have poor immune system, asthma or allergies. You can either use carpet cleaning machine to get mold out of your carpet or use the ordinary way.
Extreme humidity and leaks are the main causes of mold formation. Below are proven ways that I used to prevent mold in my house.
I ensured that every part of my home is well ventilated and reduced the moisture by using humidifier.
I also learned that you can use non-porous materials or tiles on your bathroom instead of a carpet.
After using towels and bath mats, you should dry them immediately after use. It is important to sanitize them using vinegar and hot cycle regularly.
Never keep any damp item on the carpet for a long period as it can lead to formation of moisture and hence mold growth.
There is no doubt that mold can dame your expensive carpet. Taking the best measures is actually the best thing you can do. A wet carpet makes it easier for molds to form. The sooner you tackle this problem that better. Of course the best way to get rid of mold in your carpet is to use a carpet cleaner. Alternatively you can use the ordinary way of getting rid of mold.
If you want to get mold effectively, you must first determine the cause of mold. This will make it easier for you to clean the carpet and use the appropriate method.
Wear protective gear. You need to have gloves, face mask, goggles and protective clothing. Ensure that your body is well covered while removing the mold from the carpet.
Ensure that the house is well ventilated. When you’re cleaning the carpet, keep the doors closed so that mold spores do not move to other rooms. Ensure the windows are open so that spores will get out from the room.
If it is possible for you to remove the carpet outside, do it and clean it while outside. You can either use a vacuum cleaner or blower.
Alternatively, you can use a good brush that has string bristles and removes as much mold debris as possible. Ensure that it is fully cleaned and there is no more molds. Allow the carpet to remain in the sun for some hours then take it to the house.