How to prevent carpet mould?

clean carpetAside from a nasty nuisance, carpet mould can put your family’s health at risk. Carpet mould can exposed your family to health hazards and the bad thing about it is you don’t notice it until they multiply – yuck! Carpet mould can live between the layers of your carpet and go unnoticed.

What is the main cause of carpet mould?

Many of us think that it is moisture that causes carpet mould. It’s not just moisture, yes, moisture can allow mould to grow but the main reason is the cleanliness of your carpet.

Mould spores are found naturally in the air and when they land on a wet or damp spot that contains dust or dirt for them to feed on, the mould will start to grow. A dirty carpet produce more mould than a clean carpet can ever acquire. You don’t need to worry about carpet mould – as long as you keep your carpet clean.

Here are some tips on how to prevent mould growth in your carpet.

Tips to prevent carpet mould

  • Keep your carpet clean. This is the most effective method on preventing carpet mould. Make sure you vacuum your carpet regularly – at least once a week or more if the area is exposed to high traffic.
  • Control humidity levels. Control the humidity levels inside your home especially in Australia when summer can be very humid.
  • Low temperatures. Temperature higher than 30 degrees can contribute to mould growth. Make sure you open your windows and let the heat out plus turn on your air conditioner on those very hot days!
  • Get an annual deep steam clean for your carpets. Steam cleaning gets right into the base of your carpet and can kill mould spores and bacteria that may have been trapped in your carpet.

Bottom line is, you can prevent carpet mould if you make your carpet clean. A clean carpet is beautiful to look at and safe to use!

How to prevent carpet mould?

Book your carpet clean today. Contact Country Life Carpet Care are your local professional carpet cleaners. We offer a range of floor cleaning services including steam carpet cleaning, vinyl cleaning, tile cleaning and even mattresses cleaning! We service Bunbury, Australind, Eaton, Dalyellup, Gelorup and surrounding areas.