Like most people, you too are probably guilty of postponing your carpet cleaning duties. It is not just vacuuming that should be taken care of, but also stains and other issues like mould and damp.
It is one thing leaving your vacuuming chores for later, but ignoring the serious problem that is mould and damp poses a significant health risk. Breathing the spores released from these substances isn’t good, as it can lead to allergic reactions and respiratory problems. If you live in an area with a humid climate, you may have to address this issue more often. Thankfully, it is not as difficult as you may think.
The first thing you will need to do is acquire the required cleaning materials. You can opt for diluted bleach or a specialised mould remover. Either of these work, as long as you strictly follow the instructions on the product label. Mind your safety – wear a facemask to prevent eye problems. If the mould problem is particularly severe, you may need carpet shampoo to make sure spores are removed from the carpet fibres. Close the door of the room to ensure mould spores don’t escape to other parts of your home but open the window for ventilation purposes. Next, follow these steps:
Once you are done, you should douse the equipment you used in the anti-fungal solution too. Do that immediately, to prevent the spores from entering other areas of your home.
An essential aspect to combating damp and mould is prevention. You must take the required precautions to prevent similar problems in the future. Follow these tips in that regard:
Now that you know how to properly tackle mould and damp in your carpet cleaning routine, you need only pay attention to prevent this issue in the first place.
If you find these tasks too difficult and you are afraid of damaging your carpet, please get in touch with us. We will send one of our carpet cleaning specialists.
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