Mould thrives on damp, porous surfaces, like fabric and carpet. If made of organic material like cotton and linen, the mould can feed off it and cause it to deteriorate overtime. Thorough, prompt mould removal by professionals is essential to protect your possessions and health.
ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers its mould removal services nationwide. ICE Cleaning’s services can eliminate all the mould in your home, including airborne mould. Its technicians can be on site within a matter of hours if it’s an emergency.
Keep reading to learn how to stop mould growing on fabric and carpet, and how to treat it.
How to prevent mould on fabric
- Make sure clothes are fully dried out before you put them away or it could create damp, humid conditions in your drawers and closet.
- Allow air to circulate between garments to get rid of trapped pockets of humid air, such as keeping a gap between clothes that are hung up.
- Have any leaks cleaned up and the area dried immediately.
- Keep where you store clothes clean – any soil, dirt, and dust can provide mould with food so it can quickly grow and spread.
- Lower humidity levels in your wardrobe with a dehumidifier or desiccant pouches which absorb moisture in the air.
How to prevent mould on carpets
- Clean up spills and leaks as soon as possible to minimise how damp the carpet gets and how long it stays wet for.
- Use a dehumidifier and air conditioner to keep humidity levels low throughout your home.
- Regularly ventilate your property, such as opening windows and doors, to get rid of any pockets of humid air.
- Consider mould-resistant carpets that don’t hold onto moisture.
- Clean your carpet regularly to get rid of any dust, dirt, and dead bugs that mould can feed off.
How to remove mould
Mould remediation should always be left to professional cleaners, particularly if the mould is growing on a delicate surface that could be damaged or discoloured by a mould remover or cleaning hack.
Mould specialists can quickly remove all the mould and even diagnose the specific cause of the growth so you can prevent it in the future. While it is possible to remove mould from fabric, mouldy carpets usually need to be disposed of.
Carpet’s dense fibres and ability to collect dirt and spilled food and drink makes it the perfect environment for mould to grow in. The fibres also make it difficult to remove all the mould. It is recommended that carpet which has been soaked or is mouldy is removed.
ICE Cleaning’s technicians have the industry-leading equipment and training to deliver long-lasting professional mould removal services. The company offers a lifetime guarantee* so if the fungus comes back after treatment, they will remediate it for free, too.
You can find out more about ICE Cleaning here.
*subject to advisories