Mold is a type of fungus that appears all over the world and encompasses many different species. It thrives in damp places, looks and smells bad, and releases spores that can aggravate respiratory problems such as asthma or allergies.
If it appears inside your home, you should do your best to remove every last trace of mold during your house cleaning in Baton Rouge. Leaving it unchecked will not only make the air in your home unhealthy, it can also ruin expensive carpeting and even damage the walls and flooring.
In previous articles, we explained how to prepare your place for a party and how to clean up after the guests have left. Now we’ll help you deal with another common cleaning problem: carpet mold. Read on to learn more.
Mold feeds on moisture and can’t really survive in dry places. While it’s most often found in damp places such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, it can appear anywhere where it’s dirty and humid.
That’s right, even a lightly-soiled carpet is in danger of becoming moldy. To make matters worse, mold typically appears on the underside of the carpet, making it impossible to detect unless you check under your carpets regularly.
Mold spores tend to “hitch a ride” in bits of dirt until they find someplace they can take root and grow. By cleaning your house regularly and stopping your pets from bringing in dirt, you’ll drastically minimize the chance of your carpet ever becoming moldy.
Of course, you must also make sure the humidity levels in your home are at a reasonable level. A damp carpet will eventually become moldy no matter how frequently you clean it. Synthetic carpets are more resistant, but they’re still not 100% mold-proof.
In order to remove the mold from your carpet, you should:
Unfortunately, if your carpet has gotten so moldy that it’s actually letting out a musty smell, it’s probably beyond saving. That being said, there are still a few things you can try.
Do the following:
Carpet cleaning is difficult and time-consuming as it is, but it becomes a massive chore if the carpet is also infested with mold. The good news is: you don’t have to do it on your own.
Geaux Maids of Baton Rouge is a first-in-class cleaning company that has the expertise, the tools, and the experience needed to safely remove every last trace of mold from your carpet. Our cleaners will happily deal with the problem while you relax with your friends or attend a thrilling game at the Tiger Stadium.
Get in touch with us today. We’ll make your carpets mold-free in no time!
Book a cleaning with us and you’ll never have to worry about a cleaning again.