Effective Tips By Magic Experts To Prevent Mould Growth Under Carpets

July 14, 2023
Magic Carpet Cleaning

Mould or mildew growth is one of the worst nightmares a homeowner can have. This harmful fungus not only affects the appearance of your carpet but also leads to harmful health effects.

Excessive wetness, humidity, and incorrect cleaning & drying processes are the common causes of mould. But the good part is that you can prevent it with some precautionary steps.

In this blog, our experts at Magic Carpet Cleaning have shared some effective ways to prevent mould from growing under your carpet.

Seven Proven Ways To Prevent Mould Growth Under Your Carpet

1. Avoid Excess Wetness

Moisture and wetness are the primary causes of mould growth under your carpet. Carpet backing can hold moisture for a long time and create a favourable environment for mould growth.

So while cleaning your carpets, make sure you limit the use of water and cleaning agents to avoid excess wetness. Also, make sure to dry the carpet thoroughly after cleaning.

2. Ensure Proper Ventilation

Adequate ventilation and airflow can prevent the moist air from getting trapped. Fresh air speeds up the dying process and prevents mould formation.

Make sure your place has proper ventilation. Keep the windows open for some time and let the fresh air in. Turn on fans or air conditioners to speed up the drying process if the carpet is wet.

3. Clean The Spills Right Away

Accidental spills and pet accidents on your carpet can be way more than just stains if not treated immediately. When the spilt liquid is soaked deep inside the carpet, it becomes more difficult to remove it.

Start gently blotting the spill using a clean cloth. Continue blotting until the carpet is completely dry. Then clean the stained area with proper stain treatment methods.

4. Maintain Humidity Levels

Indoor humidity is another factor responsible for mould growth. The humid climate in London increases the chances of mould formation. Try to maintain indoor humidity between 50-60%. Also, we suggest investing in a dehumidifier to control the humidity levels of your home.

5. Invest In Mould-Resistant Carpet Padding

Installing mould-resistant padding with anti-microbial properties can resist mould and bacteria. They are generally made with rubber and do not soak moisture. Furthermore, these paddings are breathable and do not hold wetness for a long time.

6. Disinfect & Dry Water-Damaged Carpet

If your home is flooded or water-damaged, remove the standing water. Use a wet-dry vacuum to remove the excess moisture and dry the carpet. Make sure your carpet is not prone to standing water for more than 48 hours.

Consult carpet cleaning experts who will help you restore your water-damaged carpets with thorough cleaning and disinfection. Because using a water-damaged carpet might lead to mould growth and severe health problems.

7. Use Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning Methods

When you hire professional carpet cleaners, opt for companies that provide low-moisture carpet cleaning. It prevents excess wetness and reduces the chances of mould growth.

At Magic Carpet Cleaning, we provide low-moisture steam cleaning and dry cleaning methods. Our powerful cleaning equipment extracts dirt, grime, cleaning agents, and most of the water from your carpet, ensuring thorough cleaning without leaving any room for mould growth.

Want More Such Carpet Maintenance Tips

Our experts at Magic Carpet Cleaning provide helpful tips and suggestions for carpets, upholstery, and rugs without coming out. We help homeowners solve their cleaning and maintenance-related doubts. So if you have any queries, just give us a call at 020 8930 2650, and we will be there to help you.