CARPET MOLD PREVENTION TIPS AND ADVICETip 1:
It is very difficult for mold to grow if the carpet is sufficiently cleaned regularly. Vacuum carpet at least once a week to keep it properly cleaned.
HEPA vacuum cleaners are specifically designed for those with allergies and will remove up to 99% of particles including microscopic mold spores.
When carpet is replaced, apply EBB to the ground before installing carpet. After installing the carpeting, spray the carpet directly with Endurance BioBarrier to prevent any mold growth.Tip 3:
Dehumidifiers help control moisture and deprive mold spores of the water necessary for them to grow. Keep your indoor humidity level below 60%.Tip 4:
Carpet that is exposed to standing water for a long period of time will quickly be ruined. Any carpeting that is exposed to a leak or spill must be cleaned and dried immediately.
To further prevent mold after a spill or leak, increase air flow and circulation in the room and the rest of the house. Direct fans, and heat if room temperature is low, towards the damaged area.
If you used towels to absorb moisture in the carpeting, be sure to wash and dry them right away so you completely avoid mold growth.
Carpeting should not be used in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, or other moisture prone areas of your home. Carpet is an easy place for mold to grow when surrounded by a moist environment.Tip 6:
Some carpets have antimicrobial rubber-slab padding which will greatly reduce the potential for carpet mold growth. It can be pricey, however it is a worthy investment for locations facing high humidity conditions.
Another preventative option for replacing carpeting is to purchase inorganic carpet such as olefin or nylon, rather than organic wool carpet. Mold growth can occur in either type of carpet, but it is less likely to grow in man-made carpeting.