How to Remove Mold Or Mildew From Carpets

How to Remove Mold Or Mildew From Carpets

Removing mold or mildew from carpets can be quite a difficult thing, because they readily attach themselves to the absorbent material. Mold can digest whatever it grows on, so if it thrives on carpet, it will not only destroy it but also pose a risk to our health as touching it can lead to skin allergies and respiratory diseases like asthma.

There are several ways in which you can clear mold or mildew from the carpet. One also should know that the thicker the carpet, the more strenuous the cleaning process. Let us look at some of the cleaning processes that are required for removing mold and mildew from carpets:
  1. Steam Cleaning: Steam Cleaning is one of the best recommended methods for cleaning carpet that are strewn with mold or mildew. It works very well on thinner carpets. If you have a thicker carpet, then you may have to take additional measures too. So if steam cleaning does not work, you can try some of the methods that follow.
  2. Deodorizer; Deodorizers can be very good as disinfectants to not only clean the carpet off mildew; they also take care of the repulsive smell. In this respect, one deodorizer that is known to work wonders is OdoBan. This spray is tailor-made to remove mildew from carpets.. You should dry the carpet area properly before applying the spray. Then make use of a high powered fan for drying and to ensure that there is no more chance of the mold or mildew to grow. As we know, these organisms grow only under the influence of moisture. 

Baking soda is also one of the most recommended ways to conceal the mildew odor and also clean it effectively. You just have to spread the baking soda on the carpet and padding. You may have to lift the carpet. In case of thicker carpets, there is an apprehension of mildew on the subfloor as well, so you can use the baking soda there, as well. Though, it may not does an effective job of cleaning as much as effectively as it can take care of the smell.

Here is one more way to take care of mold and mildew growth from the carpet. You can beat the area and dispose the rugs out of the house, with the help of a broom or use a vacuum cleaner. Take half teaspoon liquid hand washing detergent and 1 cup of lukewarm water and make a sudsy solution. Use a sponge to soak up the detergent solution and use it on the mildew stain. Let it remain for ten mutes. Then use water; rinse the area and blot dry with white, clean towel.

You can also mix 2 tbsp ammonia and one cup of lukewarm water. Blot this ammonia solution into the mold or mildew strained area with white, clean towel. Then use a white absorbent towel to blot dry. Let the rug dry outside the sun or let it dry under a high powered fan.



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