How to Remove Mildew from Carpet Using Bleach

A layer of mildew on a carpet leaves impression of unsanitary home, and often it is difficult to remove. Leaving the mildew stain untreated can be dangerous for your health. Often, mildew is the main reason causing health complications to many people suffering from respiratory problems, such as asthma and allergies. Using bleach is effective way to remove any mildew from your carpet by killing its spores. All you have to do is to deal with the mildew stain as soon as you notice it so to prevent the mildew from spreading on other areas of your home.
The things that you will need are bleach, water, spray bottle, stiff brush, scrub brush, carpet cleaning machine and a vacuum cleaner. The steps, recommended by Acton cleaners, are:

  1. Brush away surface mildew from the carpet using a stiff brush, then vacuum up the loosen mildew immediately.
  2. Dilute 1 cup of bleach with 1 gallon of water, and fill a spray bottle with the cleaning solution.
  3. Spray all areas affected by mildew with the bleach solution, and leave them untouched for several minutes so the solution can take effect.
  4. Use a scrub brush to scrub away the mildew from your carpet.
  5. Rinse the carpet with plain water, and extract the liquid using a carpet cleaning machine that can be rented from any local hardware store. If a carpet cleaning machine is not available, use a large towel to blot up as much moisture as possible and turn on a fan to help the carpet dry completely.

Although, you can deal with mildew on your own, it is best to use professional services such as carpet cleaning Acton to take care of the problem, or at least to consult with professional cleaners if you are not completely sure how to use properly the bleach on your carpet in order not to damage its fibers during the mildew removal.


July 6, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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