If your home has been hit by a disaster – a flood, a big storm or even a roof leak – you might be dealing with moldy carpet.
And moldy carpet can be dangerous.
For most people, the best thing to do is get in touch with a mold remediation expert who understands the health hazards associated with mold – and who can clean it up properly without putting you or your family at risk.
However, you can try to clean it yourself. Just keep in mind that if the mold is substantial, you need to call in an expert.
Can You Remove Mold From Carpet?
Because carpet is made of more than just what you see – there’s a whole layer of padding beneath the surface – you have to be careful when you’re dealing with mold. It may be thriving below the part of the carpet that you can see.
If it’s safe to use bleach on your carpet, you can try to do it yourself.
Here’s what to know if you’re going to try to remove mold on your own:
- Never use bleach without testing an inconspicuous area first. You could bleach the color right out of your carpet.
- Use a steam cleaner to clean the carpet before you apply any bleach.
- Let a mixture of 1 cup of household bleach with 1 gallon of water soak into the carpet for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Suction up the moisture left on the carpet with a steam cleaner.
- Dry the carpet as well as you possibly can – mold loves moisture, and you don’t want it to survive. Place a dry towel on top of the wet spot and stand on it. Replace the towel when it dampens.
Do You Need a Disaster Remediation Expert in Washtenaw County or Jackson County?
If your home has already been damaged, we can help. Check out our services and call 734-352-9183 for your free disaster remediation quote today. We offer: