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How to Detect, Remove, and Prevent after Water Damage in Your Home

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Has your carpet become a breeding spot for mould spores of late?

A leaking pipe, the water spill, humid temperature and wet shoes can result in moisture settling into your carpet hence leading to the spread of unwanted mould. Mould can grow fast deep within the carpet fiber and pose threat to your health and that of your loved ones. Mould can cause a variety of health issues such as respiratory problems, stuffy nose, sneezing and skin irritation etc.

The Detection Phase

Do Sense Foul Odor?

If you feel sour, musty sort of odour permeating throughout the house then its most likely the mould growing through your carpet; Inspect the areas that have most recently been affected by water. Get your carpets checked immediately if you aren’t able to detect the place of mould. A professional carpet cleaning company can help you in spotting the mould and getting rid of it.

Is Your Carpet Old?

Old carpets are a favorite Hub-Spot of moulds! If yours is an old one then the probability of mould spores growing in that area increases triple fold. Why? Because over the years small particles and debris get stuck to the fibers of carpet and the accumulation over years can lead to the formation of mould. Get your carpet inspected and cleaned by professional carpet cleaners immediately.

Is The Temperature Humid?

Humid condition raises the chance of mould to grow underneath carpets rapidly. The spilled water coupled with humidity can result in mould formation. It is hence best advised to open the windows every morning to let the moisture and humidity out and get the fresh air in. You can also install dehumidifiers in order to get rid of humid temperature.

Do You Feel Allergic Of Late?

Are allergies spreading throughout the family members like anything? If you are facing breathing problem or continuous sneezing or allergic reactions then there are high chances of mould spreading around somewhere.

Is Your Carpet Stained?

If you see black spots running through your carpet then you should have a quick glance underneath your carpet. There are high chances of mould spreading underneath the carpet. So, get your carpet checked in order to reduce the chances of mould from spreading any further.  

The Removal Phase

Once you’ve detected the mould the next step is to remove it on immediate basis.

The Magic Of Baking Soda

Sprinkle baking soda on the affected area and let it settle over night and do its magic. By the time you check it in the morning it will have absorbed all the moisture and odor. Vacuum up the baking soda then apply white vinegar and scrub thoroughly. Next dry it out and boom the mould will be all gone. In order to avoid the recurrence of mould, try and use a dehumidifier which will keep the problem at bay.

The Efficiency of Bleaching Agent

Add a cup of bleaching powder in a gallon of water and spray it on the affected area on carpet. After about 20 minutes vacuum the area and run a dehumidifier across the room and open windows.

Note: Bleach can discolor the carpet.

The Prevention Mode

Prevention is better than cure! Likewise the best way to combat mould is to not allow it in the first place. The best way to do so is by ensuring such conditions that do not allow the growth of mould.

Read on to find out more about the prevention of mould growth;

  • Install dehumidifiers in order to cut down the percentage of moisture favorable for mould growth.
  • Dry out the spill or leaks on immediate basis to reduce the chances of mould growth.
  • Replace the carpet in case of standing water.
  • Open windows regularly to decrease the level of moisture in room.
  • Vacuum on regular basis.

Contact The Professional Carpet Cleaner 

Once you’ve detected the mould but are still unable to remove the mould then you must immediately call up a professional carpet cleaning company. Elite carpet cleaning is an industry expert that cleans rugs, mattresses, carpets and upholstery for residential and commercial sector and diligently helps in the detection and removal of mould with utmost efficiency. We also do Pest Control, Covid-19 Sanitization. Out technicians will not only help you in the daunting task of detecting the mould but will also help you in removing it with proficiency and ease.  

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