How to Get Rid of Damp & Mould on Carpets
Carpets are a little trickier, but you can start from the same basic principles. These steps will also work on any fabric-based furniture – just be sure to spot test a tiny, unnoticeable area first to ensure the safety of the fabric. You can read more about how to remove mould from carpets here.
- Find the source of the damp, and eliminate it if possible (more on this below).
- Spray the affected area with your chosen mould removal product.
- Scrape off the worst of the mould.
- Wash the affected area with carpet shampoo – taking care to make sure all the mould has been picked up.
How to Make Sure Mould Doesn’t Come Back
Now that you know how to get rid of damp, mould, and related problems, you can start taking precautions to avoid a repeat infestation.
- Make sure your house is properly ventilated.
- Work out where the major sources of condensation are, and work to minimise them. The kitchen and bathroom are usually the worst offenders: it’s worth installing extractor fans in them to reduce the chances of damp hanging around.
- If you have rising damp, get someone in to look at your damp-course. If you don’t have a damp-course, get one installed as soon as possible.
- Locate any leaky pipes, walls, or roof spots, and seal them up.
- Make sure your guttering is cleared at all times – overflowing gutters are a primary cause of leaks, especially where the overflow can find its way into windows and doorways.
Mould can affect your home in a number of different ways, so if you need more advice or information about tackling mould in the home, you can click here for more advice on removing mould, or here for tips on getting rid of water stains. Your home should be fresh, dry, and mould-free in no time.
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