How to Get Rid of Mold in Sterling, VA Homes Carpet

Mold Removal in Burke, VA

Mold can grow on almost any surface throughout your Sterling, VA home - including your carpets. Indoor mold not only leads to an unpleasant, musty smell but can also contribute to respiratory problems and allergic reactions. You can often tell that mold is present in your carpets when you recognize a musty odor or a speckled patch or shape. To prevent mold growth in your carpet at your Sterling, VA residence never install carpet in a high-humidity area, such as a bathroom, and, if necessary, use humidifiers keep your home at a 30 to 60 percent humidity level.

Carpet's natural tendency to soak up moisture and dirt leads to a great challenge when ridding carpet of mold. Oftentimes homeowners must remove carpet entirely to get rid of mold, or if it is caught early enough, can sometimes give the carpet a thorough cleaning instead of removing it entirely. You should consult a professional on the extent of mold growth before acting. Be advised that mold grows in the spaces of porous materials and can keep growing back, making it difficult - or impossible - to remove.

Mold Removal

If the carpet's mold growth in your Sterling, VA house is minor enough that it can be taken care of through a thorough cleaning, try the following methods. Always be sure to wear protective eyewear and gloves when dealing with minor carpet mold.

  • Use a simple solution of detergent and water in a steam-cleaning machine. Wet the surface and suck up the water, and repeat until the water starts coming out clear.
  • Use a simple solution of Lysol and water in a steam-cleaning machine. Wet the surface and suck up the water, and repeat until the water starts coming out clear.
  • Dust your carpet with baking soda, let it sit for several hours, and then vacuum it out.

Whichever method you choose, always dry the area completely after cleaning, or the mold will just grow back. Most importantly, contact a professional to make sure your Sterling, VA carpet's mold growth isn't beyond repair and doesn't pose a health threat to your family. Call Envirotex Environmental, LLC., which has provided thousands of thorough mold and asbestos inspections and solutions throughout the Sterling, VA and the NOVA area, for an inspection.

About Envriotex Environmental Services

Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.

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