How to Remove Mold from Berber Carpet
A Berber carpet is one of the most comfortable and nicest looking carpets available. If there is ever any mold anywhere on your carpet then this can be very distressing.
It is possible to remove mold from your carpet if you have the right tools and materials available. Removing mold yourself will save you a hefty professional cleaning bill.
Step 1 - Brush Away Mold
Start by brushing away the surface mold by using the stiff wire brush. You may also like to vacuum the area after brushing the affected area to remove everything.
After vacuuming the area take the bag out and throw it away. Mold spores can be very dangerous and it's important to avoid inhaling them. You can never be too careful when it comes to mold because it can cause respiratory diseases and many other medical conditions.
Step 2 - Mixing the Solution
Mix up a solution of 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 3 parts water. Pour this solution into a spray bottle which is then ready for application. You can mix up a whole bottle of the solution and then store it for use when you need it. This mixture won't go bad so it's worth mixing up as much as you can.
Step 3 - Spraying the Area
Spray the affected area. Leave this until it dries completely and then thoroughly soak the area again. When spraying the solution on the carpet, you need to fully saturate it. Leave the solution on the carpet for about 15 minutes. Once you have let this rest you can then start scrubbing at it with the clean cotton cloth. You can also use a washing up sponge to clean the affected area if the stain is more severe.
Step 4 - Baking Soda
Once you have cleaned the area using hydrogen peroxide you should then sprinkle baking soda on the stain. The baking soda will help to neutralize any smells and also get rid of the stain. This baking soda needs to be left on the carpet overnight. Before putting the baking soda on the stain make sure that the carpet is dry. If the carpet is still wet then the baking soda will turn into a paste which could damage your Berber carpet.
Step 5 - Vacuum
Vacuum the affected area to get rid of all of the baking soda. This will also help to fluff the carpet up again so that it's not all flat. Don't worry if the carpet doesn't spring back to life instantly, it may take some time for it to dry out completely.
Step 6 - Check the Results and Repeat
Once you have vacuumed up the baking powder you should be able to see how well the technique worked. If the stain wasn't removed properly then you may need to repeat the steps above several times.