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01/11/2018
Carpets can be an ideal place for mold to grow. Not only does mold make your carpets look and smell bad, but it can also affect your health. Here are some tips to keep it out of your carpets.

Keep Your Carpets Mold Free

Wall to wall carpeting is an excellent idea. Carpets can change the whole look and feel of a room and provide various health benefits.  They do require some maintenance though. If you choose to ignore your carpet cleaning, be prepared to face the consequences such as a bad smell, rough feel, and potentially a runny nose. Another less pleasant result of leaving your carpets unattended is mold growth. Mold can develop in dark and humid places and feed off carpets’ natural fibers. Fortunately, it’s not tough to care for your carpets. Regular vacuuming, thoroughly drying wet patches and spills, and a yearly professional carpet cleaning should do the trick. As for mold growth, here are some tips to keep your carpets mold free.

Steer the Water Away

It’s practically impossible to remove some stains from your carpets without using water. Even professional carpet cleaning methods require some water. The trick is to make sure it dries off completely. Mold needs moisture to grow, and, unfortunately, there are plenty of unexpected ways of getting water on your carpets. The snow and rain that come along with winter, dropping a drink, or spilling any other type of liquid are just some of the ways water may seep into your carpet. To top that off, every time you step on those wet patches you push the water deeper into the carpet fibers. The dark and moist areas deep in the carpet fibers are ideal for mold growth. What you can do to prevent water droplets from landing on your carpet is to place a shoe rack outdoors or at the entrance of your home and leave your dirty, wet shoes there. You should also install some hooks for people to hang their coats before they step into the carpeted area.

Take the Weather Into Account

Moisture finds its way into your home in a different way during the summer. As the temperatures rise, so do the humidity levels. Whether you can feel it or not, humidity gets into your home and deep into your carpets. Consider buying a dehumidifier to suck out excess moisture and release dry air. If you don’t care for a dehumidifier, you need to find a way to keep the air in your house continually moving. Floor fans and ceiling fans can help keep the air circulating. You need to encourage airflow so moisture doesn’t have time to settle. If you notice any signs of carpet mold at home, you need to act quickly. It’s possible that a professional carpet cleaning can fix the problem, but it’s also possible that you might have to replace your carpets. Call Utah County Cleanpro at (801) 884-8762 to schedule your carpet cleaning appointment and leave your carpets clean and mold free.

Don’t Use Just Any Cleaning Method

Another way to prevent mold growth is by being smart when you hire a carpet cleaning company. If you want to remove deep-set stains and refresh your carpets’ look successfully, you need to learn more about the company’s promised results and cleaning methods. Try your best not to hire cleaners that still use the steam cleaning method. Yes, it will remove the stains, but it can also cause more damage if not done by experts. Steam cleaning uses a lot of water and cleaning solutions to get rid of stains. It takes a couple of days (sometimes more) for carpets to dry and you’re not allowed to step on them for the duration. If the cleaners weren’t thorough enough when drying the carpets, mold might begin to grow. Also, if you’re in a hurry to put your furniture back in place, you won’t allow the carpets to dry completely. Those dark, damp areas underneath your furniture are the perfect home for mold and bacteria. Instead, call Utah County Cleanpro. They use the exclusive Cleanpro Carpet Cleaning System, a fast-drying technique that doesn’t involve steam or large amounts of water.

Start the Year With a Professional Carpet Cleaning

Give your carpets a fresh start this year with a professional carpet cleaning. Call Utah County Cleanpro so you needn’t worry about mold growing in your carpets. They will leave your carpets looking and smelling amazing. What are you waiting for? Schedule your carpet cleaning in Utah County by calling (801) 884-8762.

Contact Shawn Foster
(801) 884-8762

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