What Is The Best Method For Removing Mold From Commercial Carpets

There are many reasons you don’t want mold in your business. Mold creates a distinct odor, it can irritate the skin, and it can cause allergic reactions. Depending on the mold there could be even greater dangers. Mold can form an any facility where the conditions are right for it grow. Oftentimes mold grows in places that are overlooked or not cleaned enough. In this article, we will discuss how mold forms in carpets, how mold can be removed from carpets, and how to prevent mold from growing in the first place. If you are interested in Bissell BigGreen Commercial cleaning equipment to help prevent mold in your facility, please contact our team, or continue reading for more information. 

What Causes Mold In Carpets?

Mold can form on almost any surface in a property. Carpets can be especially susceptible to mold because of how they trap moisture and bacteria. Mold can grow when spores land on a surface that is damp, warm, and provides adequate oxygen/food for the mold to grow. Often times, wall-to-wall carpeting or even small areas rug can be homes to mold growth. Once mold spores land in-between carpet fibers it is easy for them to feed off of crumbs and bacteria and any moisture in the air can usually absorb into the carpet. 

It is possible to catch the signs of mold growth very early. Even before mold is visually evident there are some signs that mold might be growing. Discoloration (that isn’t from a known stain or spill) or odor coming from a carpet is usually caused by mold. Moreover if your business has experienced flooding or a leak this can lead t o water damage that can generate mold. Another thing to check is the padding beneath a carpet. If the padding beneath a carpet is wet from condensation or other moisture it can lead to mold growth. 

How Do You Remove Mold From Carpets?

If your carpet is moldy you have a few options. First and foremost, if the mold is excessive you might consider throwing out the carpet, cleaning the baseboard beneath, and replacing the carpet and the carpet pad completely. But if the mold isn’t a huge problem you should deep clean the carpet. Steam cleaning is often recommended because the heat from the steam can kill mold and bacteria. HEPA vacuums are vacuums that use HEPA filtration which prevent mold spores that are vacuumed up from the carpet from entering the air and then resettling in the carpet. 

How Do You Prevent Carpet Mold?

The best way to prevent mold from growing in a carpet is to clean frequently. Carpet cleaning products that deep clean the carpet can prevent the growth of mold by destroying and removing spores as well as removing the crumbs, dirt, and bacteria that can lead to mold growth. Some other important steps you can take is handling any flooding or leaks quickly, decreasing the humidity and air moisture of your property, and making sure if you use any wet cleaning methods that you dry your carpets after. 

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If you are looking for commercial cleaning equipment like vacuum cleaners that use HEPA filters, or deep cleaning options for carpets, or cleaning solution for your property, please visit our online store or give us a call for more information.