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How to Avoid Mold in Your Home

Posted on October 13th, 2017

Everyone knows that mold should be avoided; however, not everyone knows that carpet is a common place for mold to grow. Carpet can hold moisture and this is perfect for mold. Here are the top 5 ways to keep mold from growing in your carpet.

 

  1. Control the humidity

While standing water is usually the cause of mold, humidity and heat are also just as effective. If your home is humid, you should get a dehumidifier to try keeping the humidity under 20%. Keeping the temperature under 80 is also important, as the combination of both will most likely grow mold.

 

  1. Antimicrobial padding

If you do have a humid home, we would recommend having an antimicrobial padding under your carpet. This will fight mold and bacteria. It does cost more than standard padding, but is usually worth buying to keep your home mold-free.

 

  1. Remove carpet from damp areas

Often in older homes, you would see carpet in kitchens and even bathrooms. This is no longer common, since these are the worst areas in your home to have carpet. Bathrooms, especially, are humid and damp, which then sit underneath the carpet and grow mold. If you have carpet somewhere that routinely gets wet, remove it! There are many other flooring products that are a better fit for these types of rooms.

 

  1. Remove standing water quickly

Standing water will grow mold in just a few days if it’s not dealt with. It can actually grow in as short a time as 24 – 48 hours. If you do have standing water in your home, remove it or have a professional remove it as quickly as possible. Small spills or leaks can be easy to repair and clean up, but long standing water can cause massive damage. Also, if there is standing water in a space that has carpet, there will likely be mold. If you have standing water in your home, we suggest having a professional get rid of it, which will help prevent further damage.

 

  1. Have your carpets cleaned

This should be done no matter what, but cleaning your carpet regularly, and having your carpets cleaned multiple times per year is always a smart idea and can prevent many issues, including mold.

 

These are just a few ways you can prevent water damage and mold growth in your home. Mold can cause serious health issues and has many other side effects. Prevent it as often as you can.

 

How Dirty is My Carpet?

Posted on October 2nd, 2017

If your carpets haven’t been cleaned recently, your carpet is dirty. Most people don’t know how dirty it actually is, though. Did you know that your carpet can actually hold 4 times its weight in in dirt? That is a lot of dirt! If you have ever pulled out old carpet, you might have noticed this. There can be lots of dirt underneath the actual carpet, because your floors catch everything. This includes dirt, bacteria, mold, pet hair, and dust mites, among many other things. Especially if you have kids or pets (more…)

What to do After a House Fire

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

Experiencing a house fire can be devastating. Even if it isn’t burnt to the ground and a total loss, it still involves discomfort, heart ache, and effort. If you do ever go through a fire, follow these steps to get back to normalcy as quickly and easily as possible.

 

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If you see these signs, it is probably time to get your carpet cleaned. Since you live in your house every day, it can be easy to not notice your carpets getting dirty. But it is a good idea to take a minute and just look at your carpet to see if it is in need of some upkeep. Here are three signs to look for: (more…)

Tips For a Wet Basement

Posted on September 8th, 2017

Wet basements are one of the most common types of water damage cases Restoration Companies incounter. Many basements have a pattern of dampness. This could be from a variety of causes, but usually there are solutions. Implementing these are important since otherwise homeowners may have a wet or damp basement every time that it rains. This can cause mold to grow which can then be a significant problem for the health of your family. (more…)

How to Prepare your Home for Carpet Cleaning

Posted on August 28th, 2017

Your carpets are dirty and stained, you set up a time for a professional carpet cleaner to come clean your carpets, but what do you need to prepare for? Here are some things you can do to be ready for carpet cleaners:

 

Vacuum

The professional carpet cleaner will clean your carpet thoroughly; however (more…)