Before you get started, arm yourself with protective gloves and a face mask to avoid inhaling mould spores and coming in direct contact with it. Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the products you would be using to treat mould growth.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
a) Vacuum cleaner
b) Stiff brush
c) Anti-mould spray
d) Floor cleaner
g) Dishwashing liquid
Removing Mould From Carpets
Step 1: Ensure Proper Ventilation
Open your windows and allow air to flow freely in your room. But, close the door to stop mould from moving to other areas of your house.
Step 2: Treat with Sunlight
Leave your carpet in bright sunlight for 48 hours. If you cannot move the rug, use a fan or a vacuum suction pipe to dry out the affected area thoroughly.
Step 3: Brush Your Carpet
Grab a stiff brush to remove mould residue from your carpet. Ensure that you brush both the sides of your carpet.
Step 4: Treat with Anti-Mould Spray
Apply a commercially available anti-mould spray on your carpet as per the instructions given on the label. Let the spray rest on your mat for 10 minutes. Repeat, if necessary.
Step 5: Wash the Floor
Scrub the floor with an active anti-fungal floor cleaning agent. Rinse with plain water and let the floor air-dry.
You can clean and disinfect the floor using a suitable disinfectant floor cleaner, like a sodium-hypochlorite based product such as Domex Floor Cleaner which kills germs. Follow instructions on the pack for usage and compatible surfaces and always test on an inconspicuous area first.
Step 6: Wash all Equipment
Soak all your equipment like gloves, mop, bucket etc. in warm water. Pour 5-6 drops of dishwashing liquid in the water. Scrub gently and rinse with plain water. Dry all equipment thoroughly in direct sunlight before storing.
Step 7: Run a Dehumidifier
Run a dehumidifier in your house for a couple of days to avoid moisture retention and mould growth.
Removing Mould From Wooden Floors
Step 1: Scrape off Mould
Use a knife to dislodge the layer of mould from your wooden floor.
Step 2: Treat with Anti-Fungal Liquid
Sand the affected area to smoothen it. Apply an anti-fungal liquid on the floor as per the instructions on the label. Leave it for 10 minutes. Repeat, if necessary.
Step 3: Apply Wood Paint
Seal the affected spot with wooden floor paint. Try to get a close match.
Follow these simple steps to get rid of mould from your house. It’s important to keep your living space healthy, comfortable and safe.