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03/22/2015
 If you want to have a beautiful, functional, and soft carpet for longer, you not only need to maintain it properly and keep it clean; you should also keep mold away from it! That’s right, that humidity-loving pesky little fungus can grow in and ruin your carpet if you let it, which is why this post will go over a few ways you can prevent it from appearing in your precious flooring in the first place.

How to Prevent Carpet Mold


Dry It Out

It’s very probable that at some point during its lifespan, your carpet will get wet (be it because of a spill, a cleaning session, etc.). However, when this situation happens, you need to act fast to prevent mold growth in it:

  • First, use a clean towel to absorb some of the excess moisture in your carpet.
  • Then, open windows and doors, or turn on your fans to allow enough air in the room.
  • If possible, expose the carpet’s padding so it can dry more easily and quickly too.
  • Lastly, stay away from the damaged area until it has dried thoroughly.

Ward Off Humidity

As mentioned above, mold loves humid places, which means that if you want to get rid of it, you just need to lower the moisture levels in your home. You can do this by ventilating your house properly, not installing carpets in your basement or bathrooms, and if possible, by purchasing a dehumidifier for your home.

Consider Installing High Quality Padding

As you know, there are a few different options you can take when it comes to your carpet. The padding is one of them. For example, high quality padding, like flat or slab rubber, can be a great choice if you want a more durable carpet. However, it is more expensive, so consider if it’s worth the investment.

Clean With Little Water

Yes, your carpet needs to be properly washed every once in a while to keep it in perfect condition. But if you use a lot of water when you do it (like with steam cleaning), you run the risk of being left with a damp carpet that’s prone to mold growth. That’s why you should be careful, and use as little water as possible when cleaning your carpet.

Trust in Cleanpro for Professional Carpet Cleaning in Tacoma


If you’re in need of an expert carpet cleaning team, remember that Cleanpro Tacoma Professionals are there for you. Their unique cleaning method (which utilizes little moisture) can guarantee the best results and your satisfaction. Call (253) 229-7499 for more information.

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