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06/10/2015
Since carpet mold can prove tricky to get rid of, the best thing to do is prevent it. There are multiple culprits when it comes to its development so it’s important to understand what can be done to avoid it. We here at Cleanpro in Cleveland has some useful tips to help you avoid having to deal with mold in your carpets.

Humidity

High levels of humidity and moisture in the air can cause your carpet to develop mold. There are multiple ways to reduce the humidity in your home. Make sure to use vent fans while showering and cooking in order to remove the moisture caused by these two activities. If you don’t have a vent fan, ventilate the areas by cracking a window or using a fan. If you have plants in your home, take them outdoors for a while and make sure their soil is covered while indoors. Water from plants evaporates into the air causing higher levels of humidity. You can also use your air conditioning system to lower moisture by setting it on its dry setting. If necessary, a dehumidifier can take care of your humidity issues.

Dry your carpet

If your carpet gets wet due to something minor like a spill, it is essential that you act fast to dry the area. Blot the area with a clean towel to absorb liquid and don’t allow the spill to penetrate deep into your carpet. Clean the area doing your best to remove all moisture. If your carpet has water damage, use a wet/dry vacuum to remove as much water as possible. Use fans to ventilate the area and a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture. Steam clean your carpet to make sure it’s clean and check the carpet padding as it is likely it will need to be replaced. Check out some tips on how to dry your carpets after a flood.

Clean regularly

Regularly cleaning your carpets goes a long way in keeping them mold free. Vacuum at least once a week and more often is you have pets inside your home. Clean up any spills or accidents as soon as they happen. Keeping dirt away from your carpets is essential in preventing mold. Dirt carries mold spores and humidity, both great causes of mold. When dirt is buried in your carpet it is in the perfect conditions to produce mold. Remember to deep clean your carpets at least a couple times a year or hire a professional carpet cleaning service.

For the best carpet cleaning and carpet protection in Cleveland, be sure to contact Cleanpro in Cleveland at (330) 657- 2113 to schedule your cleaning and ask about all of our services.

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