• How to Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth under Your Carpets


    Nothing is worse for your home than mold and mildew, especially if it gets under your carpets. Can you prevent it? The answer is yes. Here's what you need to know.

    What's the Deal with Mold and Mildew?

    Mold and mildew love a warm, moist environment. It's where they thrive. If there is lots of dust and bacteria for it to feed on, even better. Mold and mildew can do severe damage to your home and can be dangerous to your health. Not only do they smell bad, but they can ruin flooring, furniture, drywall, and more when they colonize and start growing. It can be difficult to remove, and even harder to eradicate once you have it in your home.

    How Does Mold Get under Carpets?

    When carpets get wet and don't have a chance to fully dry, the padding underneath can absorb that moisture and hold onto it. With the carpet on top of the padding, that moisture has little chance of escaping, which is why mold can so easily proliferate under the carpets.

    How Can You Prevent Mold and Mildew under Carpets?

    The best way to prevent mold and mildew under your carpets is with regular professional cleaning. A good carpet cleaner can get out the dirt and debris that can work down into your carpet, including the mold and mildew in the padding. And a good tech will make sure to remove all the excess moisture, so you won't have to worry about that mold-friendly environment under your carpets.

    Don't stand for mold and mildew underfoot. For carpet cleaning you can count on to prevent mold and mildew, contact the experts at Whitehall Carpet Cleaning.

    By: Matt Lashway Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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