How to Remove Mold from Carpet

COIT’s Step by Step Guide to Getting Mold Out of Carpet

Keeping your carpet clean can be a challenge. With the daily coming and going in and out of your home, we often unknowingly track dirt, dust and other contaminants onto our carpets, despite our best efforts to keep our carpets spotless.

So what do you do if you happen to find some mold spots?

Don’t let a few mold spores put a damper on your carpet – or your day. With COIT’s step-by-step guide, you’ll know how to remove mold from carpet without too much hassle.

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How to Get Mold Out of Carpet – Method # 1

  1. Upon discovering the mold, it’s important to start the process and remove mold from carpet as quickly as possible. If you can move the piece of carpeting or rug outside the house, do so.
  2. Take a broom and sweep the affected area of the carpet. This will help loosen up the mold.
  3. Next, vacuum the affected area of the carpet. After vacuuming, empty the contents of the vacuum bag directly into the garbage.
  4. Create a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water in a bucket.
  5. Using a sponge, scrub the affected area of the carpet with the soapy solution you just mixed.
  6. If you’re able to take the carpet outside, let it dry naturally in the sun. If the carpet is not moveable, pat dry the surface using a dry towel or rag.

Please note that you’ll want to avoid drying the carpet or rug using a fan. Doing so can actually cause the mold spores that may still be present to scatter and re-grow in other areas.


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Remove Mold from Carpet – Method # 2

Here’s another do-it-yourself way to approach getting mold out of your carpet.

  1. First, perform a base cleaning of the carpet using a steam cleaner, if possible. If you don’t have access to a steam cleaner, you can scrub the carpet with a rag, using a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water.
  2. After the initial surface clean is done, mix 1 cup of household bleach (hypochlorite solution) with 1 gallon of water and apply directly to the affected area. Let the solution sit and soak into the carpet for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Using a steam cleaner again, suck up any remaining moisture on the carpet.
  4. It’s important to dry the carpet as much as possible to prevent mold growth. Use a dry towel and pat the area dry. Be sure to thoroughly wash the towel you use.

So the next time you encounter a mold spot, you’ll have two few do-it-yourself answers to the question of how to get mold out of carpet.

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Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only. COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.

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Home remedies not working?

If you’re still battling stubborn stains after trying these home remedies, professional cleaning may be a good option to explore. Check out COIT’s Cleaning Services to learn more about the help we can offer.

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