When it comes to carpet care, mold removal is really difficult and costly most especially if this unwanted guest grows and proliferate. Molds are also caused a major of health problem, most especially for people suffering from asthma and skin allergy. The good news is that you can get rid of mold in your carpet without the use of chemicals through safe, natural, and inexpensive methods. It is important to ensure that you protect yourself from molds before cleaning your carpet causing stuffy nose, throat irritation, and allergic reaction.
An effective solution to remove mold from carpet for less severe contamination is using dishwashing detergent and water. There are vacuum cleaners allowing you to easily clean your carpet by shampooing and getting rid of molds in just minutes! Another way to clean your carpet is using a Lysol and water solution, mixing one cup of Lysol into a bucket filled with hot water, and then spraying the solution on your soiled carpet. Before vacuuming your carpet, let it stand for about fifteen to twenty minutes. To remove carpet odors and to slow down the development of mold, you can use baking soda and vinegar solution. Just simply soak the affected carpet with vinegar, leaving it for an hour before you rinse out. Make a thick paste of baking soda and carpet, spread it on your affected carpet, and let it stand for about an hour or two, then remove the paste and mold using a brush or vacuum cleaner. Another effective method of removing mold in your carpet is using grapefruit seed oil or tea-tree oil which are natural oils with anti-fungal properties and antibacterial ingredients. In spray bottle, fill it with a cup of hot water and drip about ten drops of grapefruit seed oil or a teaspoon of tea tree oil. Spray the solution to the mold, let it stand for a few minutes, and wipe any excess or spills with a cloth.
After cleaning your carpet, it is important to have a good ventilation. Drying your wet carpet properly is important because mold dwells on moist and warm areas. In order to help dry your carpet faster, you can open the windows in your room, turn a fan on your carpet, and place a dehumidifier in the room if you have an access to it. Once you got rid of mold, you have to prevent them from growing again. Prevent mold infestation in your home by using dehumidifiers to prevent moisture build-up, not putting carpets on your bathroom floors, hanging towels and bathmats to dry, regularly washing towels and bathmats weekly, and avoiding damp items to come in direct contact with the floors. Investing in a high-quality vacuum cleaner can make your carpet cleaning easier and more convenient.