How To Deal With Mold In Your Carpets
Moldy carpets are a challenge to clean even for seasoned experts like our professionals with ASAP Restoration.
Not only does mold eat away the fibers of the carpet, it is also very difficult to dislodge.
To make matters worse, having mold in your carpet can cause numerous health problems.
These problems can include throat or eye irritation, stuffy nose, wheezing, and even allergic reactions.
If you think your carpet has mold, you will want to deal with it immediately.
Putting off fungus removal to a later time will only cost you more money down the road.
Before attempting to deal with moldy carpets, make sure to fix the source of the mold problem first.
Put on protective clothing, face mask, and goggles when working with mold.
We all know how harmful mold can be when inhaled into the lungs and science has show this.
It’s best to wear personal protective clothing when dealing with mold contamination.
Make sure that mold spores do not get on your skin and avoid breathing them in.
Use rubber gloves and wear safety goggles and a respirator to avoid inhaling hazardous mold spores.
Clean the Carpet
If detected early, it might be possible to salvage carpet with mold.
Generally, pull up mold-infested carpets and seal them in a plastic bag for safe disposal.
If mold has just started to build up, here are a few tips on how to remove fugus from carpets.
- Take the carpet out and leave it under the sun to dry out for about 48 hours.
- Sweep mold debris from the front and back of the carpet with a stiff brush.
- Check for mold beneath the carpet, and vacuum that area, as well.
- Kill the mold by spraying a cleaning solution to the carpet and letting it sit for 20 minutes.
- Apply an anti-mold spray to the carpet and let it dry.
- Continue to run the dehumidifier for a few days or until the carpet is dry.
Enlist experts to handle the mold infestation in your home if it has already occurred.
Don’t let a mold contamination ruin your beautiful home or office without calling our experts.
Test for Mold
Test not just your carpet, but your entire home to ensure that the mold has not spread anywhere else.
When mold is present in the HVAC system, carpet cleaning may be a waste of your time.
You can hire a professional to do a thorough mold test in your home.
However, if budget is an issue, there are a couple of ways to do the test yourself.
Mold test kits can be an easy way to get an idea of the contamination level in your home.
Place tapes from these kits on surfaces and send them to a lab to check for mold.
Check for leaks that might be the source of water damage and the ultimate root of your mold infestation.
There are mold test kits that let you examine the air inside to confirm if the HVAC system has mold.
The air test is pricey but still less expensive than hiring a mold inspector to do the testing.
If your home is already moldy from an infestation, contact our team with ASAP Restoration today!