How to Remove Mildew From Carpet?
Posted on Jun 14 2011 at 07:39:47 AM in How-To
When you moisten your carpet, the risk of mildew increases. After the mildew appears, it will stain the carpet while filling the room with a musty odor. Moreover, mildew growing in the carpet's fibers usually spread to other areas quickly and create a larger problem. However, you can remove the mildew from the carpet with a few inexpensive common household items and to prevent further damage to the carpet. Carpet cleaning Chiswick experts advise you to follow these steps in order to solve your carpet problem:
Before you start the cleaning process prepare white vinegar, liquid dish soap, two buckets, wooden spoon, scrub brush, cloth, towels, fans, baking soda and vacuum.
To begin, prepare a cleaning solution of 1 gallon of warm water mixed with 2 cups of white vinegar and ¼ cup of liquid dish soap into a bucket. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix the contents well.
Dip a scrub brush in the mixture and start scrubbing the carpet with the scrub brush. Dip again the scrub brush into the mixture when it becomes dry or dirty. Proceed scrubbing the carpet vigorously until you have removed all the mildew.
After that fill the second bucket with cool water. Submerge a cloth in the water and wring out the excess liquid. Blot the carpet with the damp cloth to remove the cleaning solution from the carpet. Use several towels to remove excess liquid.
Place fans in the room and point them in the direction of the carpet. Let the fans to run for several hours to help the carpet to dry faster.
To finish, apply baking soda liberally over the carpet. Let it sit for several hours and remove it with your vacuum afterwards. The baking soda will remove any lingering odors trapped in the carpet's fibers.
Many of you will think that carpet cleaning is a tough job and will try to look for other solution of the problem. So, here it is - just hire professional Chiswick cleaners and they will show you how the job should be done.