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Mold can grow in just about any area throughout any your home if the conditions are right. That includes your carpet. This is one of the most inconvenient and frustrating areas of your home to have mold growth. Along with the common means of mold prevention, there are also several other steps you can take to prevent mold growth on or within your carpet. Nonetheless, if you find your carpet hampered by mold growth don’t hesitate to contact the pros at Courtesy Care in the Bentonville area. Here are a few of those steps you can take to prevent mold from growing in your carpet.
Use Rubber-Slab Carpet Padding
There are some types of carpet padding less susceptible to mold growth than others. Some may be more budget friendly than others, but if you are installing carpet in an area with high levels of moisture and prone to mold growth you may want to consider making the investment. One of the best types of carpet padding you can buy to minimize mold growth is rubber-slab carpet padding. This type of padding doesn’t guarantee a lack of mold growth, but it does make it much less likely that mold will grow.
If You’ve Got Standing Water, Get Rid Of It Fast!
This goes for any surface type in your home, and it’s especially true with carpets. With the right humidity levels and temperatures, mold growth can accelerate quickly when food and water are present. Getting the water and excess moisture out quickly can be the difference between a close call and a serious health problem for your family. Even if there are no health threats, the speed with which you remove the water could determine whether your carpet is damaged by mold or not.
Clean Your Carpets Regularly
Vacuuming your carpets regularly, along with having them professionally steam cleaned, can go a long way in preventing mold growth. One of the components of rapid mold growth is food, and mold loves dirt, grime, food, and any other organic substance that can be found in your carpet fibers. In fact, the amount of dirt, grime and other materials that can accumulate in your carpets over time if quite remarkable. Many carpets can accumulate up to 40 POUNDS of dirt each year. Thus, other materials prone to mold growth may enter into your carpet as well. Regularly cleaning your carpets is a great way to help reduce the likelihood of dealing with mold in the future!
You don’t want mold to be growing anywhere in your home, but your carpet is an especially nasty place for mold growth. It can be very difficult to remove if it infiltrates itself too far into your carpet. In the worst cases, you may have to remove the carpet altogether. Fortunately, this type of damage is very preventable. Simply follow normal mold damage prevention procedures along with those mentioned above and you should be able to keep your carpets mold free. However, if the problem ever does flare up the pros at Courtesy Care are just a call away from restoring your carpets back to normal!