We have all done it… Maybe it’s a damp towel left in the corner of the bedroom or a swimsuit that was tossed on the ground and never retrieved, either way it is likely that your carpet has experienced exposure to moisture at one time or another. If forgotten about for a great deal of time, it is possible that your carpet might begin to grow mold and take on a musty mildewy smell.
In most cases, we at MoldEaters recommend that you consult with a mold professional before attempting any mold removal on your own. That said, sometimes you just don’t think about it.
For that situation, here are some steps to help you remove mold and mildew related odors from your carpet:
Clean the mold spot: Scrub up as much of the mold as possible. Make sure that you use gloves and a face-mask to avoid being exposed to any spores.
Air it out: Fresh air is a great way to remove the stuffy and musty smell in your carpet. Opening windows, and making sure that your screens are in place can help improve the smell. Fans are another great way to create a bit of circulation in your home.
Vacuuming: To keep the quality of your carpet and ensure that it is clean, regular vacuuming is a must. Thoroughly vacuuming the carpet can eradicate many of your mold related odors.
Rely on a cleaning deodorizer: Investing in an all-in-one deodorizer can help to cover up and remove many smells that might be lingering in your carpet, from mold and mildew to smoke smells.
Call a professional: If you are noticing that the moldy odor in your carpet is just not improving after using these techniques, it might be a good idea to hire a mold removal professional in Vancouver WA. It might be time to replace the carpet and have an inspection to make sure that the mold has not spread further.
At MoldEaters, we pride ourselves in helping homeowners keep homes free of mold, and this includes your carpet. Click here to learn more about mold