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Carpet and Upholstery

Carpets Are Food for Mold

Mold, yeast, and bacteria travel like dust and therefore collect on carpet which is at the lowest point of a home and is a nice horizontal surface to land on. Carpet and carpet padding are organic and hold large amounts of dust, both of which are food for mold, yeast, and bacteria. Additionally, carpet absorbs and retains moisture and is difficult to dry. If a carpet is not properly dried after a spill, pet urination, or even cleaning, it can create an environment for mold, yeast, and bacteria to grow. A square inch of carpet may hold over 200,000 bacteria. That is 4,000 times more than your toilet. This is why bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms should not have carpet.

The appearance of a carpet can be deceiving even with high levels of mold, yeast, and bacteria. If the carpet is left untreated or isn’t tested for mold, it could expose your health and lead to sickness. Eventually, it will also contaminate your environment, pets, furniture, and clothes. Sitting on the carpet or touching the carpet can transfer particles to your hands or clothes which can lead to ingestion of toxins. Even simply stepping on the carpet can cause the mold colonies to release spores into the air which can then be inhaled. Elevated concentrations of mold spores have been known to produce autoimmune reactions and many other health symptoms including chemical sensitivities.

Harsh Chemicals in Carpet Cleaners Make Things Worse

The great majority of carpet cleaning products on the market today don’t address mold and include harsh chemicals that can trigger illness for people that are chemically sensitive. In addition, the chemical fragrances mask the odors of the untreated mold further delaying proper treatment. Our formula for Remedy Mold Treatment Concentrate and Spray, on the other hand, is a natural botanical formula that cleans and removes mold without fragrances or harsh chemicals.

Remove Mold Down to the Smallest Fiber…Naturally

We formulated our Remedy products using natural botanicals with antimicrobial properties, as opposed to toxic chemicals. They are combined with anionic and cationic “soapy” surfactants that attract mold and soil, encapsulate them in micelles, and escort the mold out during rinsing. With Remedy you can keep your carpets clean and free of mold.

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Steps

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Clean Carpets & Rugs | Remedy Mold Treatment Concentrate

Instructions

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Maintain Carpets & Rugs | Remedy Mold Treatment Spray

Instructions

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Remove Contaminated Carpet | Remedy Mold Treatment Spray

Instructions

What You’ll Need

Instructions

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Clean Carpets & Rugs

Remedy Mold Treatment Concentrate

For optimal air quality for mold sensitive individuals, we recommend replacing carpet with hard floors in a residential or commercial space. However, if that is not an option, carpet should be treated every 6 months with periodic maintenance to keep mold, yeast, and bacteria levels from becoming harmful.

Dilute Remedy With Water

Mix 3 ounces of Remedy Mold Treatment Concentrate with 1 gallon of warm water. One bottle can be used to make up to 5 gallons of solution.

Add Solution To Cleaner

We recommend you use a carpet cleaning machine. Fill the carpet cleaner as instructed by owner’s manual with the diluted solution.

Clean Carpets

Clean carpets as directed by the carpet cleaner’s owner’s manual. Allow your carpet and fabric to dry sufficiently before resuming normal use.

Need a more potent solution? Try HavenClean™

For even deeper cleaning, we highly recommend HavenClean. Developed by our friends at BioBalance.

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Maintain Carpets & Rugs

Mold Treatment Spray

Periodically Spray Carpets

Spray the carpet with Remedy Multi-Purpose Mold Treatment Spray or diluted Remedy Mold Treatment Concentrate, to maintain carpets.

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Safely Remove Carpet

Mold Treatment Spray

When carpet is contaminated, it must be “surgically” removed to avoid contaminating the rest of the commercial or residential space with mold, yeast, and bacteria and increasing the risk of suffering negative health effects.

Spray Carpet With Remedy

Spray the carpet with Remedy Multi-Purpose Mold Treatment Spray or diluted Remedy Mold Treatment Concentrate, to minimize dust.

Cut a 1-3 Sq Ft Section

Cut a 1 to 3 square foot section from the carpet and carpet padding.

Dispose Section Safely

Remove the piece and place in a plastic trash bag. Do NOT drag carpet pieces through your space.

Spray Again With Remedy

Spray the floor that is underneath the removed carpet piece.

Repeat Steps 1-4 as Needed

Move to the next carpet piece and repeat the process with all remaining contaminated carpet.

Vacuum Floor After Removal

After all the carpet is removed, vacuum the area with a HEPA vacuum.

Spray or Mop With Remedy

Spray the floor again or mop with diluted Remedy Mold Treatment Concentrate.

Wear Proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Do not remove the contaminated carpet without the following PPE: An N95 or P100 respirator, Eye Protection, Latex or Nitrile Gloves