Its that time of year when winter damp gets into your home, into your spare room and maybe affecting your health. A healthy home is important so your children don’t get sick.

In order to grow, mould needs moisture, oxygen, a food source, and a surface to grow on. It’s completely normal for mould spores to be in the air. But if they land on a wet or damp place inside your home that contains dust for them to feed on you will find mould growing soon afterwards.

Wall-to-wall carpeting, as well as area rugs, can provide an ample breeding ground for mould if conditions are right. At especially high risk for mould growth are carpeting located below ground level in basements, carpet in commonly moist or damp climates, and carpet that has been wet for any period of time.

Carpet cleaning can get rid of mould on carpets and also lots of other stains

Mould grows in damp conditions when the air is heavy with moisture. The tiny spores that grow into mould are naturally present in the air – but they will drop and grow if there is not enough air circulation and also if the air remains moist for long periods of time.

The easy solution is:

  1. keep your home aired – open the windows on sunny days.
  2. vacuum regularly to get rid of dust
  3. steam clean your carpets – especially in the basement, rumpus room and in south-facing rooms at least twice a year.

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