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Mould can be a big problem if left on carpets for too long as the mould spores can permanently stain the fibres leaving unsightly marks over the surface of the carpet.
Not only can a permanent mark be left, but also ill health from the mould, it can bring on asthma attacks in asthmatics. So it best to remove all traces of mould as soon as possible.
Calling a Carpet Cleaning Professional for Mould Removal
The most effective way to remove mould would be to call a trained professional carpet cleaner. With the aid of steam and a selection of cleaning solutions the mould can be taken out of the carpet, before any further damage is caused.
The surface mould, if already formed a covering over the affected area would be extracted with a steam cleaning machine, after this the area is treated with a specialised cleaning solution this will remove the rest of the mould from the affected area.
After the cleaning process the area should be left as dry as possible. To do this, a quality carpet cleaning company is required with well-maintained equipment, this will help to prevent the mould from reforming. Then the area is treated with a mould inhibitor, this is left in the carpet to dry.
After the cleaning process and the application of the mould inhibitor and some deodoriser, the area should be left to completely dry and no furniture should be place back there until dry.
Bacteria and Odour
Mould can affect carpets after they have been subject to excessive water, this can occur from rain water which can carry all sorts of bacteria and leave odours in the carpet, or when a water pipe has burst or a washing machine outlet pipe has become blocked. In any of these circumstances the water can be extracted and the area treated if done by a trained professional.
Mould can also leave carpets smelly and making the affected area almost unbearable to be around, in some cases where the affected area has been left to long with the mould on it, the backing of the carpet can also start to grow mould, at this point a full assessment of the carpet need to be done to see if the carpet can be saved. This is where a well trained professional carpet cleaner would be able to explain the best possible way to solve the problem.