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08/31/2015

Stop Mold from Growing on Your Carpets

If your home has suffered water damage, one of the biggest challenges with your carpets will be preventing mold from growing on them. Acting quickly is the best way to ensure your carpets don't become infested with unsanitary mold. DuPage Cleanpro in Aurora has some tips to help you take care of your carpets after they've suffered water damage.

Dry Your Carpet Quickly

As soon as it is safe to do so, start drying your carpets. A wet/dry vacuum is a great tool that can help you remove excess water in your carpets. They are usually available for rent at water damage remediation companies. High power fans can also help dry your carpets, although they do take longer than other tools. If you use a fan to dry your carpets, keep the fan going even after your carpets feel dry. The carpet will usually still be wet even if feels dry.

Get Rid of Moisture in the Room

Apart from removing the water in your carpets, you will also need to get rid of the moisture in the room. Even though fans take longer to dry carpets, they are great for promoting air circulation in closed spaces. Circulation is necessary because high levels of moisture and humidity in an area create the ideal conditions for mold growth. A dehumidifier is a great tool that will help you keep the levels of moisture down and prevent mold growth.

Clean the Area

After replacing your carpet padding, you can start cleaning your carpets. A good steam cleaning will help sanitize your carpet and get rid of any unpleasant smells. Check the furniture in the room that was water damaged for any issues. Your furniture should be dry and mold free before it goes back inside. Any other surfaces that also received water damage, such as walls and ceilings, should also be sanitized and disinfected properly.

Carpet Cleaning in Aurora, IL

Remember that your carpets should be professionally cleaned at least twice a year. If your carpet is ready for a professional cleaning, call DuPage Cleanpro in Aurora for the most reliable cleaning services. We can help get you get your carpet looking like new and smelling great. Contact us at (630) 244-8449 to schedule your carpet cleaning, and be sure to ask about all the services we provide.

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