Carpets under your feet may not seem like a problem, but if you have ever noticed some nasty mold on your car upholstery or carpet underneath, you might be in for a world of trouble. Carpets can harbor lots of dangerous mold and microscopic organisms that can make your family sick. It can also be a cause of allergic reactions, headaches, and even asthma attacks. That’s why it’s so important to inspect your car for mold every few years and to do it professionally with Mold Testing Louisville KY.
You don’t need to purchase a specialized mold testing kit to order do the mold testing yourself. All you need is a wet vacuum and some common sense. If you’re going to perform the mold testing on your own, then you’re probably not going to want to buy some of the specialized mold testing kits on the market, but if you’re testing one room or two, then you probably will. Just read the instructions carefully when you purchase the mold testing kit.
The first thing you need to do is to thoroughly vacuum and carpet in the house, including behind furniture and carpets. This will get out all the loose soil. You’ll likely have to sop up some of the water with a wet towel, if needed. Be sure to check the under surface of the carpet for signs of mold. If there are any, then you should take steps to remove the mold as quickly as possible, before the mold becomes established.
Before you move any heavy or thick carpet to the garage or attic, you should really clean it. If you have a basement, this probably means you have moldy carpet there as well. Take some bleach along with a good vacuum and make sure you scrub the carpet as hard as you can. This should help break up the mold and keep it from returning.
If you don’t have any mold issues in your home, then cleaning the car itself may not be necessary. For example, I’ve noticed that while mopping at a friend’s house, she put some baby powder on some of her carpets to absorb the odors. In fact, she did this on both her leather car and her vinyl one.
If you have a problem with mold in your car, then you definitely need to buy some car rugs that are specifically made for mold and mildew removal. Carpets in general are great breeding grounds for mold. The fact that they are usually made from cotton makes it very easy for mold to start growing. And the fact that cotton is the number one thing that allows mold to grow, means that the carpet you have in your house has been welcoming mold into your home for a long time. Getting rid of the moldy carpet can be very difficult.
But you don’t really need to spend thousands of dollars to get rid of mold, especially if you have an allergy to the mold. For instance, you can take a damp cloth and soak up some vinegar. Then you use the same cloth to rub down your carpet and the areas where mold grew. This is a very simple process that will effectively remove the mold from your carpet.
You should consider these things when you are shopping for a new carpet for your house. The last thing you want is for your car to be inviting moldy conditions to grow in it. And you definitely do not want your family breathing in mold spores. That’s why I recommend that you get some moldy car rugs for your car.