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09/21/2015

How to Protect Your Carpet Against Mildew

Having a carpet can be a real treat for your house, your décor and your feet, but it's very important to take proper care of it. A bitter enemy of carpets, and homes in general, is mildew, a type of fungus that festers in plain surfaces, and that can ruin your flooring if left to its own devices. CleanPro Tucson offers you some advice to prevent mildew in your carpet.

Keep Your Carpet Clean

One of the main reasons people like carpet is because it's warmer than regular flooring. Mildew likes it for that reason too; therefore, if something contaminated with spores, like water, comes into contact with the carpet and isn't cleaned off immediately, mildew will set in, and it can use accumulated dust to sustain itself and spread faster. Clean any wet spots when you see them, and vacuum with regularity.

Use a Dehumidifier

As stated above, mildew festers in moist places, which is why your home should be well ventilated, even the basement, and your carpet as dry as possible. If there are conditions for moisture in the area where your carpet is located, use a dehumidifier regularly.

Clean with Baking Soda

You can make a special solution mixing vinegar, water and baking soda to spray over your carpets and clean them once a month.

Carpet Cleaning in Tucson

Carpets need professional cleaning every once in a while for optimum maintenance. CleanPro offers the best carpet cleaning in Tucson that is completely effective, gets rid of any bacteria and fungi and is non-toxic! Call (520) 975-3172 to schedule an estimate.

Contact Matt Kelaher
(520) 975-3172