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Carpet Mold – How to Clean It

Posted on Feb 8, 2011 by in Cleaning Advice | 0 comments

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All London residents are aware of the fact, the town has very humid air which provides a perfect environment for a mould growth. As people know, mold affects their health very badly. Having it in a carpet can be a quite difficult situation. Mildew also can easily spread in other areas in the house and therefore it is important to know how to clean it and prevent its development.

The first step of the mould removal process is to learn how to recognize it. It is quite difficult to spot it visually, because it comes in a variety of colours. Mildew can be most easily found by its musty smell. It is also important to know that inhaling or touching it can lead to an allergic reaction, eye irritation, a stuffy nose and wheezing. These actions need to be avoided.  It is good to wear protective gloves and a mask when dealing with mould. If the spot is relatively small then a carpet cleaning machine can be used. As a matter of fact, cleaning mildew with a carpet cleaner can be quite simple.

Another important fact people should know is to search for the mould’s source. Mould grows in humid and wet places so it is a good idea to purchase a dehumidifier which will reduce the amount of moisture in the house. Also, if there is some sort of leak it is good to be repaired, which will help preventing mildew growth.

The mould cleaning process with a carpet cleaner is quite simple, but only if the spot is small. In case the affected area is bigger than one square foot, it is better to search for professional carpet cleaning services and hire an expert to do the job. There are many companies that provide professional carpet cleaning services so booking professional cleaner ensures that the mould will be removed without putting someone’s personal health at risk.

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