Discover the easy process of properly killing carpet mold without worrying about the mold growing back. Either by lifting the carpet all the way up or using a cleaning product that removes mold and prevents mold growth - your solution will ensure mold-free future.
Step 1. Inspect the carpet for damage
Step 2. Find the source of the problem and fix it first
Look for mold on carpet and remove or use natural products to clean it
Step 3. Cover the area and holes of the conditioners to avoid releasing the spores
Use whiskin to prevent mold spores from spreading to other areas of the house.
Step 4. If you are lifting the carpet, move the carpet 1.5 m
from the last visible trace of moisture and mold; also remove the stitch strips below the carpet as they will also grow mold and mildew.
Step 5. If you do not lift the carpet, then use a cleaner that will remove mold spores and also keep mold from ever returning, creating a clear barrier
This barrier is known as "encapsulate". Since you are not encapsulating the wall, paint will not do the trick. It is recommended to use a slurry solution or some other cleaning product that can remove and block further mold growth.
Step 6. Spray the areas with mildew spots and let the liquid soak in, or wipe the problem areas; re-create a clear barrier on the carpet
Step 7. After spraying or lifting the carpet, use a HERA air filter to trap any released spores in the room
Step 8. Repeat as needed using an anti-mildew and mildew cleaner, but remember to use an anti-mildew cleaner that will clean and protect against future growth
Method 1 of 1: Killing Mold Spores
Step 1. Kill mold spores with chlorine dioxide
It is used on boats to control musty odors and in libraries to combat mold outbreaks.
There are several convenient sources with small amounts of chlorine dioxide sold for use in boats and in cabinets.
- One product that can be used is called Starbright MDG (Mobile Dispersed Gene) -Mold Deodorization Pouch.
- Another product, which is almost identical but comes in large quantities, can be obtained from the Quip Laboratory.
Bleach can clean up mold, but mold growth is likely to return because it is not suitable for prevention
- Chlorine dioxide is an irritant. If you are using chlorine dioxide, ventilate the room before occupying it. Or keep the door closed if you're deodorizing a closet.
- Always consult a professional. If you are removing mold yourself, be sure to follow the guidelines on your carpet cleaning and repair certificate.