Carpet cleaning will never cause mould, right? Wrong! It may seem like a paradox since one would assume that any kind of cleaning service would leave your carpets spick and span, without anything to worry about. Well, we want to let you in on a squeaky clean secret: Unless you’re using a dry cleaning service, your carpets can accumulate mould after a clean! Let’s examine how this can happen and, most importantly, how to avoid it.
Moisture = Mould
Steam cleaning has been used on carpets for decades and, until now, has been the go-to method to get stains and odours out of commercial and residential carpeting. What many people don’t realise is that this method uses a large amount of water, and it requires several hours to dry. Steam cleaning and washing often leave behind a soapy residue which is hard to get rid of and can also lead to moisture retention.
Since life has to go on, many people don’t allow their carpets enough time to dry out completely and begin using them normally, only to find out later that mould has collected underneath. This can lead to an unpleasant odour and reduce your carpets’ lifespan.
Natural & Dry = No Mould
So, if carpet cleaning can cause mould, how on earth do you get your carpets cleaned and avoid mould? Thankfully, there is a solution in the revolutionary approach of carbonation. This works similar to how club soda removes stains from clothing. The tiny bubbles produced from the carbonation process naturally extract dirt from carpets without having to rely on harsh chemicals or soap.
This method is also more eco-friendly as it uses significantly less water than steam cleaning. With a dry cleaning service, your carpets will receive a deep clean, leaving them bright, clean, fresh and mould-free! Since there is little water used, there is absolutely no chance that mould will breed and your carpets will be dried and ready to use in just a few hours.
If your carpets are due for a clean but you are worried about mould, make the smart choice by contacting us at Chem-Dry Central North for professional dry carpet cleaning services. We clean carpets the smart way for a healthier lifestyle using safe, non-toxic solutions.