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Carpet Cleaners Can Cause Mold Damage

Aug 18, 2007
Keeping your carpet clean and tidy is a must if you want to get a full life out of your carpet and make it last for years. But hiring the wrong carpet cleaning company can destroy your carpet, your home, and your life.

Cleaning equipment has been is a steady upgrade cycle since the first vacuum cleaner was built many decades ago, and the processes are becoming very advanced to make sure that carpet cleaning companies do not damage your carpet, home or life.

It is Imperative that you make sure that your carpet cleaner has the most up to date equipment to protect yourself and your home.

Mold is a great point to consider if you prefer the steam cleaning method over the dry clean system. The conditions needed for growth of mold are actually injected into your carpet to clean it, and this can cause damage and health issues if not handled properly.

The main starter of mold is moisture, and this is exactly what steam cleaning does. It puts water into your carpet and pad. There is already organic material in your carpet from normal traffic and that is the two main needs for mold to grow. All that is needed from this point is the temperature to reach 70 degrees or higher.

It is vital that your carpet cleaning company have the most powerful, up to date equipment to make sure that the majority gets extracted from your wet carpet after the carpet has been sprayed with the water and chemicals that are used to clean your carpet and upholstery.

If you fail to get enough moisture out of your carpet or furniture and have it completely dry within 24 to 80 hours, you will be inviting disaster. And this type of disaster can cost you tens of thousands of dollars.

Mold could grow undetected in your carpet for weeks before you even have a hint that it is there. By this time it could spread all over your home, causing additional damage and bad health problems.

Some of the symptoms and problems directly related to mold are serious symptoms and illnesses such as chronic bronchitis, learning disabilities, mental deficiencies, heart problems, cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple chemical sensitivity, bleeding lungs, and many more.

It is vital that you make sure that your cleaner has the right equipment and training to do the job right.
About the Author
Jim Corkern is a writer and respected contributor to the New York Carpet Cleaning Industry and handels the advertising for several New York Carpet Cleaners
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