Mould & Mildew on Your Beloved Rugs: What You Can & Can’t Do?

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Are you ready for an exciting adventure? Picture this: you're peacefully strolling through your cosy home when you suddenly spot it—mould or mildew! Yikes! Not exactly the most thrilling discovery, right? But hold on because this tale takes an unexpected turn. Imagine finding that unsightly growth on your precious rug—a family heirloom passed down from your great nans—or worse, on that stunning rug you invested so much in! Cue the dramatic music!

But fear not, my friends, for I am here to save the day! I've dedicated myself to gathering all the information you need, so get ready to dive into the fascinating world of mould and mildew elimination!


At Art of Clean, we understand the importance of clean and fresh rugs for visual appeal and a healthy living environment. However, when it comes to dealing with mould and mildew, it’s essential to know what you can do and what you can’t do. In this blog post, we aim to provide honest and informative insights into mould and mildew on rugs. Our focus is to help you understand the issue and provide practical advice… So, let’s dive in!


Understanding Mould and Mildew:

Mould and mildew are a type of fungi that thrive in warm, damp, and humid environments. If the conditions are favourable, these unwelcome guests can easily find their way into our homes and onto our rugs. Not only do they pose a risk to the aesthetic appeal of your rugs, but they can also cause severe effects on your health.


What Can Be Done:

  1. Prevention is Key:

The best approach to dealing with mould and mildew is prevention. Here are some practical tips to keep your rugs mould and mildew-free:

  • Maintain proper indoor ventilation:

Ensure proper air circulation to reduce humidity levels.

  • Control moisture:

Keep your rugs dry by promptly cleaning up spills and using dehumidifiers if necessary.

  • Regular cleaning:

Vacuum your rugs regularly to remove dust, dirt, and potential sources of mould and mildew.

  1. Professional Rug Cleaning:

In some cases, when mould or mildew has already taken hold of your rug, professional intervention is required. Here’s what our expert rug cleaning service can offer:

  • Thorough inspection:

Our experienced technicians will assess the severity of the mould or mildew problem on your rug.

  • Specialised cleaning techniques:

We use industry-leading and environmentally friendly products to clean and restore your rugs.

  • Drying and dehumidification:

Our team ensures proper drying and dehumidification to prevent the recurrence of mould or mildew.

  • Expert advice:

We provide personalised recommendations on maintenance and preventive measures to protect your rugs in the future.


What Can’t Be Done:

  1. Complete Restoration of Severely Affected Rugs:

While we strive to provide the best solutions for our customers, it’s important to acknowledge that severe mould or mildew damage may be irreversible in some cases. Factors such as the length of exposure, the type of rug, and the extent of contamination can affect restoration. Professionals will always be honest and transparent about the potential limitations when dealing with such cases.

  1. Guaranteeing Complete Mould and Mildew Removal:

Due to mould and mildew, offering an absolute guarantee of complete removal is impossible. Even after thorough cleaning and treatment, there is a slight possibility of spores remaining in the rug or recontamination occurring. However, professionals strive to minimise the risk as much as possible through their expertise and effective cleaning techniques.


Additional Tips for Rug Owners:

  1. Regular Rug Maintenance:

Implementing a routine cleaning and maintenance plan for your rugs is crucial to prevent mould and mildew growth. Vacuuming regularly, promptly addressing spills, and ensuring proper airflow in your home are simple yet effective practices.

  1. Proper Rug Storage:

If you’re storing your rugs for an extended period, ensure they are completely dry and clean before packing them away. Moisture trapped in improperly stored rugs can lead to mould and mildew growth.


Below is a watchable version of this blog: Mould and Mildew on Your Rugs:

Dealing with mould and mildew on your precious rugs requires attention and proper care. While prevention is always the best strategy, professional intervention may be necessary in severe cases.

Remember, your rugs play a significant role in creating a clean and inviting space for you and your loved ones. By following the preventive measures mentioned in this blog and seeking professional assistance when needed, you can ensure that your rugs remain fresh, clean, and beautiful for years to come.

If you have any further questions or concerns about mould and mildew on your rugs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Art of Clean. We’re here to help!

Knowing when you can clean your rug yourself or take it to a professional isn’t an easy choice, maybe the blog below could help you:

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Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please don’t hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901549 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet CleaningUpholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Farthings Cambridge provides our Dry Cleaning service.

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For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please do not hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Farthings Cambridge provides our Dry-Cleaning service

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