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5 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Carpet Mold

Did you know there are about 200,000 bacteria in every square inch of your carpet? That is 700 times more than what is in your toilet seat. Aside from bacteria, it is also a haven for mold and mildew. So, how do you get rid of carpet mold? We have listed down five effective ways in this article.

What are the Signs of Mold in the Carpet

Your carpet is one of the filthiest parts of your home due to the high traffic and activities. Molds are difficult to eliminate because they are invisible, especially during their early stages. Its spores can take over your carpet in 24 and grow rapidly. No amount of carpet cleaning can remove them at once.

The signs of mold growth can be difficult to see, and it takes some skills to spot them. However, there are some cues that you can watch out for to detect if you have molds in your carpet.

Molds love damp carpets. When you accidentally spill food and drinks on your carpet, the moisture will seep into the bottom, creating a necessary environment for the mold to grow. Another cause can be a leaking pipe that could lead to water-damaged carpets.

Moldy carpets emit a musty smell and create discolored patches. Therefore, when you notice discoloration on your carpets, expect a mold infestation or problem. Accompanying these patches would be a musty smell indicating a major mold problem in your home.

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How to Get Rid of Carpet Mold

Molds can bring many health hazards causing irritations to the eyes, nose, and throat and a host of allergic reactions. A mere carpet cleaning will not eliminate them. You need effective ways how to get rid of carpet molds.

When using these methods, make sure that you wear gloves, masks, and goggles. You also need to ventilate and isolate the area to prevent mold spores from spreading.

  • Dishwashing Detergent + Water

The most basic remedy for less severe mold contaminations is dishwashing detergent and Water. Use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner or a rug shampoo machine with the solution and follow the machine’s instructions.

  • Vinegar + Baking Soda

The combination of vinegar and baking soda can slow down the development of mold and eliminate odors at the same time. To remove the molds, soak the infected area with vinegar for about an hour before rinsing it with hot Water. Apply a baking soda paste (combination of baking soda and Water) on the area for an hour. Vacuum the treated area to remove the excess paste.

  • Tea Tree and Grapefruit Seed Oil

These natural oils have powerful cleaning benefits and have antibacterial and antifungal ingredients. Combine a teaspoon of tea tree or grapeseed oil and hot Water and put it in a spray bottle. Apply this solution to the infected area and let it stand for ten minutes before using the vacuum to remove the mold and contaminants.

  • Lysol and Water

You can use a store-bought disinfectant like Lysol to eliminate the mold. Combine Lysol with hot Water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution into the infected area and let it sit for 25 minutes. Use the vacuum cleaner to remove the contaminants and mold from the carpet.

  • Hire a steam cleaning service.

The heat from steam cleaning is effective in killing molds. Get carpet cleaning services from any of the enlisted Urban Care professionals. They know the right technique to remove carpet molds without leaving any spores behind.

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Moldy carpets are a common household problem. You can get rid of the mold on the carpet with homemade and commercial cleaning solutions. However, if you find it challenging to remove mold infestation, it is better to hire a professional instead. Visit the Urban Care website to connect with one in Auckland and surrounding cities.

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