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03/21/2015
Mold is one of the biggest enemies in your home. Not only is it smelly and ugly, but it can also ruin your belongings and affect your home’s indoor air quality if it’s not taken care of. This is why, in this post, you’ll find a few tips on how to keep mold away from your home, and off your precious carpeted flooring!

How to Prevent Mold in Your Carpet

Keep It Dry

First step is to keep your carpet dry. However, if and when a spill happens that wets your carpet, you should effectively dry it out so there’s no danger of mold growing in it. Follow these steps to dry your carpet:
  • Repeatedly blot the carpet with a clean towel to absorb any of the excess moisture.
  • If possible, expose the carpet’s padding so it can dry from the inside too.
  • Allow air circulation in the room by turning on your fans, and opening doors/windows. 
  • Let the area dry completely before using it again.
Ward Off Humidity

As you know, mold just needs humidity in order to thrive and grow in your home, which is why you need to keep its levels as low as possible in your home. To do it, you can try these tips: 
  • Don’t install a carpet in those especially humid rooms in your home (for example, the basement or bathroom).
  • Likewise, make sure that your home has enough ventilation by opening windows and doors once in a while.
  • If there’s an excess of humidity in your home, you can always purchase a dehumidifier to help lower it and increase your indoor air quality.
Invest in Higher Quality Padding

Another way you can prevent mold from growing in your carpet, is by choosing and installing higher quality padding (for example, flat or slab rubber padding). Though it may be more costly, it can also mean a more resistant and beautiful carpet for longer.

Use Little Water

When the time comes to clean your carpet, make sure to do it with as little moisture as possible. Steam cleaners, for example, may leave your carpet wet for days, leaving it vulnerable to mold and bacteria. Instead, go for a fast-drying method that can deliver results without any hassle.

Call (804) 898 3363 for Professional Carpet Cleaning in Chesterfield County

If you want your carpet to be good as new, without the risk of it growing mold afterwards, contact Colonial Cleanpro in Chesterfield County! Their ion exchange cleaning method utilizes little moisture, which makes it fast-drying, convenient, and effective. Call to set an appointment with the best team in town!

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(804) 324-6471