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01/11/2018


Keeping mold out of your bathroom can seem like an impossible task, but have you ever thought about trying to remove it from underneath your carpet? This article can help prevent just that! When it comes to keeping mold out of your home and, in particular, out of your carpet, during the summer months it can be as easy as opening your doors and windows to encourage a flow of fresh air. When it comes to the colder season, such as the weather right now, then that isn't such as a good idea.

How to Keep Mold out of Your Home This Cold and Wet Season

Below are some tips from Charlotte Cleanpro which can help you to keep mold from growing in your carpet during the cold and wet months.

Outdoor Shoe Rack

This tip is on every good list for protecting your carpets for one good reason - it’s effective! Instilling a rule where residents and guests are required to take their shoes off before entering your home has always been and will always be the best and easiest way to stop mold from growing in your carpet. Why? Because unbeknown to your guests, tiny droplets of water drip from their shoes and onto the carpet, where it immediately makes its way to the foot of your carpet fibers, where it then accumulates and puddles until it becomes large enough to form mold. If you take this tip, remember to provide a secure and dry space for your guests to leave their shoes and not just a mat which you place outside and designate as your 'shoe space.'

Coat-Rack/No Clothes on the Floor

It’s cold out, often raining, and depending on your area, maybe even snowing! The first thing that you want to do when you enter a nice warm home is throw your wet and cold clothes as far away as possible! Unfortunately, this often means many rain-soaked items of clothing fall to the floor where, you guessed it, they leak water all into your carpet’s fibers. Just like the shoe tip mentioned above, this spells nothing but disaster for your carpet. The best way to combat this is with a heavy duty coat rack and maybe even a temporary closet which you can install at your entrance area to collect wet clothes and store them until your guests are ready to leave. If your carpets have seen better days, Charlotte Cleanpro can help. Call them today at (980) 349-6335 to find out how their ION exchange cleaning system can bring your carpets back to life without damaging your carpets.

Ventilate Your Bathroom

While it might not seem obvious, when you think about it, you take longer and hotter showers during the colder months than you do during the hotter seasons. For this reason, as soon as you open the door there is noticeably more steam coming out of your bathroom than usual. All of this excess steam has to go somewhere, and you can bet that it enjoys settling on your carpets, especially in the space where your bathroom meets the rest of your home. If you have a bathroom window, the best idea is to keep it open as much as you can while you shower. If it is simply too cold, consider opening it after you are out of the shower while you are preparing to leave the bathroom to give as much steam as possible a chance to leave.

Laundry

Another area of your home which sees more activity during the colder months is your laundry. This is largely because it houses the one appliance everybody in your home adores at this time of the year - your dryer! While it’s an effective way to dry your clothes during the cold months instead of hanging them outside, it’s important that you also battle the additional moisture that it will create. Each time that you use the dryer, be sure that you have a window open for the steam and humidity to escape. While it may seem almost cozy to have your dryer warm up your home, this type of warmth comes with a lot of moisture in the air which, you guessed it, will end up in your carpet where it can lead to serious mold damage.

Professional Carpet Cleaning in Charlotte

When it comes to keeping your carpet clean and fresh, nothing beats a professional carpet cleaning service. If your carpets have seen better days or you are tired of looking at a particularly stubborn stain, Charlotte Cleanpro can help. Call today at (980) 349-6335 to find out more about how their ION exchange cleaning program can bring your carpets back to life.

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