Households are always ornamented by their owners, especially female homeowners. It’s a great thing to have a lot of decorative and aesthetically pleasing equipment in the home because it makes the value of the home increase and the appearance of the home look more presentable and desirable. As a homeowner, there are a lot of different materials which you can use to decorate your home and make it even more beautiful, but some of them are dual purpose – they serve as both ornamental and functional home equipment that don’t only add beauty but also perform a certain task in the home.
One of the ornamental yet functional household materials which a lot of homeowners like to incorporate in their interior design is the carpet. Carpets don’t only serve as beautifying elements on the floor. They also protect the floor from the constant human traffic that it is subjected to. Especially if you have a hardwood floor that’s polished and finished with a shiny and very expensive sealer, carpets are perfect for keeping the shine and beauty of the floor always in good condition, so that the value of the hardwood floor maintains or even increases in time.
But because it serves as the protection of the floor, carpets can be the ones to receive damage and deterioration. One uncommon but very possible carpet problem that a lot of household owners have experienced is carpet mold.
Carpet mold is not a very common occurrence, but when it does happen, it may cause a lot of problems. The biggest problem that it can pose is the health risk of molds to the household members. Mold spores can cause respiratory problems when inhaled in large quantities. But the size of the mold growth would need to be extremely large to cause this. The first problem that you can encounter with carpet mold is the undesirable odor and the ugly appearance of black stains on the carpet.
Fortunately, carpet mold isn’t impossible to correct. When removing mold from carpet surfaces, the first thing you need to consider is the material of the carpet. There are various carpet materials that you can find in the market and some of them can be extremely sensitive. If the material of the carpet is very sensitive and it can be damaged easily, the mold problem might be extremely difficult to correct. However, if the material of the carpet is durable enough to withstand treatment, the carpet can be cleaned easily by mold removal products.
Removing mold from carpet surfaces need utmost care and proper treatment. If you do this harshly, you can damage the carpet. If the carpet is very valuable, this can be a big problem for you. There are simple but effective solutions for removing mold from carpet surfaces, though. But you should first look at the area of infestation. If the mold growth is very big already, do not attempt to work on it on your own. It is better to leave it to the professionals.
If the mold growth is small, you can use a variety of mold removal products that can ensure the death of the mold on your carpet. Vinegar is a very effective mold killing substance because of its excellent bacteria repelling properties. Another effective mold killing substance is bleach, although bleaching carpets should be done with care because the carpet can get damaged in the process. Regular and strong disinfectants and detergents can also work in removing very small mold growths. But the best solution to killing small mold growths is by leaving the carpet under the sun for several hours. You can repeat this everyday until the mold has been completely eliminated.