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Having carpet mold can take a toll on your and your family's health, on your home's condition, and more. To learn how you can avoid mold development on your carpeted floors, read this post by Daniel's DKI in Palm Springs.

Carpeting your floors can save you a lot of troubles: it can help you keep your home warm during the winter, it can reduce noise pollution, it can add style to your home, among other things. Still, a downside to having carpeting is that its fibers can trap moisture, which can lead to a few other problems. A big problem can be carpet mold which, if not dealt with promptly and effectively, can lead to health problems, damaged belongings, and a hole in your wallet. To make sure you don't have to deal with the annoyingly disgusting fungus, you should follow the tips mentioned in the post below.

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How to Keep Mold Off Your Carpet

Always Keep Your Carpeting Dry

As you're probably aware, mold loves humidity, which is why you should avoid it all costs if you want to steer carpet mold away from your home. To that end, try your best to keep your carpeting dry. If it happens to get wet:
  • dab some of the excess moisture off with a clean, dry towel.
  • if it's possible, lift the outermost layer of the carpet so you can air the padding underneath out.
  • speaking of which, you should open windows and turn fans on to allow some ventilation in the room.
  • baking soda can also help absorb some of the moisture off the carpet; sprinkle a generous amount of it on the affected area.
  • finally, don't use the affected area until you're sure it has dried fully.

Decrease the Moisture Levels in Your Home

As stated above, if you want to avoid carpet mold, you need to get rid of the excess moisture in your home. Lowering the moisture levels in the indoor air is a great first step. To do that, you first need to make sure that your property is in mint shape. Verify that you don't have any clogged downspouts, gutters, or sewers, that there aren't any pipes leaking, that your roof is waterproofed correctly, and more. This way, you can guarantee that no malfunction will get in the way of you having a dry and mold-free home.

Mold growth is not a fun problem to have. Call Daniel's DKI at (760) 320-2128 if you would like a free estimate on professional property restoration in Palm Springs.

Know Where to Install Your Carpet

Some areas in your home have a higher humidity than others. For example, the bathroom is constantly wet, while the attic and basement are poorly ventilated. And since their moisture levels are higher, then you shouldn't install carpeting in said rooms, as the carpet's fibers will absorb the moisture in the room and become more likely to develop mold and a slew of other problems.

Vacuum Your Carpeting Regularly

Something to be mindful of is that mold is absolutely everywhere and it can't be escaped. Microscopic mold spores are present in the common household dust. This is why, if you want to keep them from developing, you need to vacuum your carpeting two or three times a week. When you do, be thorough and gentle, and slowly vacuum the carpet in different directions, so you can get rid of as much dust as possible.

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Install High-Quality Padding

The type of padding you have under your carpet, its material, and its quality can also make a difference in how prone your floors are to developing mold. A carpet padding that's more resistant, with a longer lifespan, and that can keep mold away, such as that made from flat or slab rubber or flat, can be more expensive at first, but may be a better decision.

Get It Professionally Cleaned

Finally, aside from being regular with your carpet's vacuuming session, you should have a professional team come and deep clean it around once a year. Doing so will guarantee that all of the filth and nastiness trapped in your carpeting will be completely removed. Plus, they can help you detect and stop early signs of mold growth.

Call Daniel's DKI at (760) 320-2128 if you require a professional, dedicated, and experienced company that can provide professional property restoration in Palm Springs.