What Are Some Easy Ways To Get Mold Stains Out Of Your Carpet?

Getting mold and mildew stains out of your carpet can be quite tricky to do.  Usually when you have problems with mold, you also have wet carpets.  If this is the case, you want to make sure to get rid of the wetness before you do anything else.  You can do this by using a carpet cleaner to suck out the extra moisture, or you can pull the carpet out and dry them with a towel and then put a fan on them.  Even if you use a carpet cleaner, it is still a good idea to have a fan in place to help the area of the carpet dry even faster.

When you go over your carpet with a carpet cleaner, you often also get rid of the mold.  If you do not have a carpet cleaner, you can spray it with a little bit of bleach or alcohol.  Most of the time, this is enough to get rid of the stain as well.  If the mold or mildew has already started to eat its way through, you may have a permanent stain on your carpet. Vinegar and alcohol work really well as mild mold and mildew remover.  You can also do mold removal with diluted bleach, but you don’t want u

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se bleach on carpet as it will stain them and ruin the carpet.

Experts recommend that whatever rag you use to clean up the mildew gets thrown away.  The last thing you want to do is to have more mold or mildew in your home.  By throwing and disposing these soiled rags, you reduce the chances of mold coming back.  Sometimes, if you have major repairs that could not have been prevented, you can get your homeowners insurance to pay for part of the cost.  Please beware however, that in a lot of areas, home owner insurance can drop you for having a claim having to do with water damage.  In the last two decades, the amount of insurance claims  for water damage and mold removal has skyrocketed.

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