August in Missouri can make you feel like you’re wrapped in a wet wool blanket. We already know that heat and humidity can make your air conditioning bills skyrocket. Can the moisture in the air affect your carpet, too?
The simple answer is yes. However, if you’re maintaining your carpet and the air quality in your home, you probably won’t have to worry about damage. Here’s what we mean …
Moisture in Your Carpet Can Cause Mold if Left Untreated
Humidity represents the amount of moisture in the air. An excess of moisture combined with a dirty carpet can cause mold buildup. If left untreated, mold in your carpet can make you and your family sick.
That’s why, in the summertime, it’s important to keep your carpet clean and keep air flowing through your home as much as possible. We encourage our clients to follow these tips:
3 Tips for Avoiding Mold Buildup
- Keep an eye on humidity levels in your home. Ideally, humidity should be kept between 40 and 50%. If the humidity in your home rises, it may be helpful to purchase a dehumidifier.
- Use fans or air conditioning units to improve air flow. Open windows if you need to in order to keep air moving.
- Clean your carpets regularly. You should vacuum at least once per week. If it’s especially humid or if you have allergies, we recommend vacuuming more often. If it’s been a long time since you’ve had your carpets professionally cleaned, it may be time to make an appointment!
Contact Our Professionals for a Thorough Carpet Cleaning
Our goal is to provide our clients with a clean carpet and a fresher, safer home. We offer a wide range of cleaning services and the friendliest staff in town. Give us a call this summer!