Mould is a common problem in many homes in Australia. Mould grows naturally, but if you discover it in your home like in your carpet flooring, you really need to act quickly to get rid of it as soon as you can. It grows in nature, but when it develops in warm and humid areas of the home such as the bathroom or basement, it can grow exponentially and pose serious health risks to you or your family.
Time is of the essence once you discover that mould grows in your carpet. Here are some important things you need to know about how to get mould of carpet.
The most important thing you need to do is to look for the source of moisture or non-ventilated area that is causing mould to grow. If there is a leak, fix it. If there is an area that is poor in ventilation, make sure to have proper air flow in that area. When you stop the problem at its source, it will be much easier to get rid of the mould.
If the affected area is small, you can start the mould removal process on your own. Before you start the process, however, you need to use protective gear such as gloves, masks, and goggles. This ensures that you won’t get directly in contact with the mould and prevent inhalation.
There are instances when you need to pull or cut the carpet up to check the flooring underneath if it has mould. Make sure that there is enough ventilation when you do the cleaning process. Open the windows and doors to allow air to circulate.
Clean the carpet with mould with a steam cleaner containing water and cleaning solution. Scrub away the mould from the carpet but make sure to remove all the water. Repeat the process until the water is removed completely. You can do the same process with the flooring underneath.
The cleaning solution that you should use must be a mixture of hypochlorite and water. This can help deep clean and sanitise the carpet. Just bear in mind that you must not use excessive bleach, so make sure you observe a ratio of 1 cup per gallon of water. Don’t forget to allow the cleaning solution to set in for at least fifteen minutes. Use the steam clean to remove all moisture from the carpet.
Drying is an important part of carpet mould removal process. You really have to make sure that the carpet is left dry. Otherwise, the problem will just come back. You can use drying equipment such as ventilators, fan, heater, or even a dehumidifier to make sure that the carpet is 100% dry after you clean it.
When the problem involves a big area of your carpet floor, you need a professional mould removal company to solve the problem. All Aces Cleaning & Restoration has performed numerous mould removal jobs. When you hire us, we use the latest cleaning method and we have top-of-the-line drying equipment to use.