Effective ways to remove mold from carpets

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Carpet is one of the many places mould can grow, and sometimes you may not even notice it until it's too late. If you've noticed a musty odour in your home, chances are it could be mould growing under your carpets. Mould will grow anywhere there is moisture, so if you have spilt something on your carpets and it failed to dry thouroughly the chances of mould growing under them is high. The water or other liquid will seep not only into the carpet itself but into the underlay and then the wood beneath the underlay. In this dark, moist environment mould can grow rapidly, and it can end up causing a lot of health problems for the people living in the home especially people who already have serious allergies or asthma. When you smell something musty, go right up to your carpets and smell them to see if the odour is, in fact, coming from them. If it is, you know that's the culprit, if it's not, search elsewhere in your home. When you find out you have mould growing in your carpets, you may want to contact a professional mould removal company to assess the problem and remove the mould and the carpets for you if the issue is bad.

If you want to do it yourself, you need to learn how to remove mould properly and cleaning tips to take the proper safety precautions so that you don't spread it around or end up breathing the spores in or get them on your skin or in your eyes. If you're going to remove the mould yourself, make sure you wear coveralls, eye protection, a mask for breathing and gloves. Also, while you're treating the mould keep your home well ventilated by opening up windows and doors. For carpets that just have spots of mould, you can learn how to remove mould from the carpets without actually tearing them out. You need to first completely dry out the carpet and then scrub the area with a brush and some vinegar or any other mould removal product you choose. Vinegar and baking soda are great natural choices when it comes to mould removal and they will also work to prevent mould from coming back too. You can use plain vinegar on your carpet by putting it in a spray bottle and then spray the area with the vinegar and allow it to sit in order to kill the mould spores.

Then, you can sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the area and leave that to dry out the mould spores and the vinegar. You can then scrub the area with the brush and then use your vacuum to suck up the dust and mould spores but be sure to throw away the vacuum bag right after you're done so you don't risk spreading the mould spores around your home. If the mould problem has spread throughout your carpets and it's also gotten into your underlay and subfloor, you'll have to then have the carpets removed and then the subfloor removed and re-installed as well. The carpets must be removed very carefully so that the mould spores don't spread and a professional will know how to do this best. So for small areas, you can try and remove the mould yourself using these cleaning tips, but generally, it's advised that if the mould covers more than 10 square feet, to call the professionals in for help in mould removal. Try out these cleaning tips and check out more cleaning information from the Clean Group website for help in cleaning your home.***

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