Everyone has heard about that sinister, slithering growth under our feet. Yes, mold. Particularly in places with high levels of humidity, or those prone to spills from children or adults (think about homes where toddlers are present). This unwelcome visitor can be found in carpets, especially those with high humidity or places prone to spills (think of homes where toddlers and clumsy adults live! Understanding mold’s sneaky ways is just as important to understanding carpet cleaning on north shore. Shop our collections.
Why is there so much fuss about mold? :
Mold doesn’t only look bad on carpets. For some people, mold can cause asthma, respiratory symptoms, skin irritations and even allergic reactions. This tiny fungus can be quite dangerous!
How does mold set up camp? :
The carpets act as five-star hotel rooms for the mold spores. The carpets provide a feast of organic materials, including dead skin cells and other food particles. Mold is a lot easier to grow when you add moisture.
Mold likes moisture. Dry the carpet immediately after you have had a liquid spill. The use of dehumidifiers and fans is a great way to help.
Sunlight Savior – Sunlight can be likened to kryptonite against mold. Allow sunlight to flood the space whenever you can. The sunlight not only illuminates the area, but acts as an anti-mold agent.
Keep up the vacuuming: Vacuuming on a regular basis helps to keep mold (dirt, organic matter) at bay. You could think of it like cutting off your pizza delivery.
Select Carpets Wisely. If you are shopping for carpet, look out for those that have a pad beneath them. A little prevention is always good, right?
Now What? Then What? :
Do not panic if your carpet appears to be wet. Simply dry it. It is important to act quickly.
Moldy areas can be cleaned with a mix of vinegar and white water. Spray on the mixture, allow it to sit for about an hour and then wash with warm, clean water.
Professional Power – Mold situations can often be difficult to manage alone. Then you need to bring out the big guns. The best carpet cleaners use special equipment and products to get rid of mold.
Ultra Brite Carpet & Tile Cleaning North Shore
79-83 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066
(02) 8015 5143