Remove Mould from Carpet

How to remove mould from carpet

Mould growth in homes or commercial spaces can be unsightly and potentially harmful to health, particularly when it infiltrates carpets. Addressing this issue promptly and effectively is crucial to maintaining a clean and safe environment.

In this article, we will delve into the best practices for removing mould from carpet, providing a reliable solution for tackling this persistent problem.

Understanding the Challenge

Mould thrives in moist and poorly ventilated environments, making carpets susceptible to infestation, especially in areas with high humidity levels. Common culprits include water leaks, flooding, or even spills left unattended for extended periods. Left untreated, mould can not only damage the carpet but also release airborne spores that may trigger respiratory issues and allergies.

Steps to Remove Mould from Carpet

The saying is right ‘Prevention is always better than cure.’ Since both mould and mildew grow on moist and damp surfaces, make sure you regularly keep a check on the water leaks and drainage systems. Keep the areas like bathroom walls, kitchen surfaces and basements moisture-free.

Also, maintain a humidity level of about 50 per cent inside the house – you can buy a dehumidifier for better and precise results. Regular cleaning of every nook and cranny also prevents the spread

Safety First: Before tackling mould removal, ensure proper ventilation and wear protective gear such as gloves, a mask, and goggles to minimize exposure to mould spores.

Dry the Area: Use a wet/dry vacuum or towels to absorb as much moisture from the carpet as possible. Ensure thorough drying to prevent further mould growth.

Prepare a Cleaning Solution: Create a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water or use a commercial mould cleaner diluted according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Test in an Inconspicuous Area: Before applying the cleaning solution to the entire carpet, test it on a small, inconspicuous spot to ensure it does not cause any damage or discolouration.

Scrub and Rinse: Using a stiff brush or sponge, gently scrub the affected area with the cleaning solution, focusing on the mouldy spots. Rinse with clean water and blot dry.

Dry Completely: Utilise fans or dehumidifiers to expedite the drying process, ensuring no moisture remains trapped in the carpet fibers.

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Do not let mouldy carpets compromise your well-being and comfort. With the right approach and products like Aeris Mould Pro™ and AeriShield™, you can restore your carpets to their pristine condition and enjoy peace of mind knowing your indoor space is mould-free.

If you have any questions on how to deal with a mouldy carpet, feel free to reach out to us at info@aeris.com.au.