Carpet Smells Like Mildew? Here’s What to Do

carpet smells like mildew

After a major storm or faulty plumbing issue that causes flooding in the home, carpeting can hold a lot of moisture. From moisture, mildew can start to grow and fill your home with a musty smell. Have you had some type of flood or excessive water spill on your carpet and now it smells funky?…

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How to Clean a Stained Tile Floor

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You work hard to keep your house clean. The last thing you want is pests in your home, after all. But somehow, something always seems to get missed. Maybe you forgot to vacuum a room. You might have missed some crumbs on the kitchen table. And sometimes, what’s keeping your house from looking clean is…

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How to Prevent Home Flooding: The Ultimate Guide

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Storms can do a lot of damage to your home, including dreadful water damage. If you aren’t prepared, your home may get flooded during rainy seasons. It’s up to you to safeguard your home before the storms start. What are some methods of flood prevention you can use to protect your property? If you are…

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What Are the Main Types of Mold Found in Homes?

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You may not have noticed it yet, but chances are mold is already growing inside your home. Different types of mold can get indoors by traveling on your clothing, grocery bags, and especially on your favorite furry friends. Mold can also find its way in through window gaps, under doors, and through the insulation in your…

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How Often Should You Get Professional Carpet Cleaning?

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In 2017, experts in the carpeting industry claimed 51% of American homes had carpet. Even with the love of hardwood flooring gaining traction, many people prefer the look, care, and appeal of having carpet throughout their home. However, one of the most important things to remember when it comes to carpeting is providing it with…

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7 Tile Cleaning Tips From the Pros

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Whether it’s your kitchen backsplash, your bathroom tiles, or the flooring of your main living area, tile is a simple way to upgrade your space. Tiles are elegant — as long as they stay clean. Those who neglect cleaning their tile will encounter difficult stains, smudges, and dirty grout lines. And the longer you go…

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7 Reasons to Leave Flood Damage to the Professionals

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Having to deal with flood damage on your property can be devastating. You probably lost many valued possessions in the flood and may not be able to replace them. Besides the emotional trauma, having to clean up the leftover mess can be too much to handle.  Sometimes cleaning up after a flood can be downright…

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3 Signs Your Water Damaged Carpet Is Fixable

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Have you recently experienced a significant leak or flood in your home? Do you worry that your carpet is beyond saving? If so, then you need to learn all you can about the signs that your damaged carpet is fixable. After a flood, homeowners are quick to replace their carpets, but depending on the situation, your…

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How Can You Repair Carpet Water Damage

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<p>Water damage can strike your home from a variety of places. Whether it comes through broken pipes, a flooded basement, or another source, water can have several adverse effects on your home.</p> <p>One of the worst things water can damage is your carpet. Carpet water damage is like a disease. It can spread to damage…

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This Is How to Clean an Area Rug the Right Way

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A 2013 study by the National Realtor’s Association found that 54% of new home buyers preferred hardwood flooring so much they were willing to offer more on a home that had it. Our design tastes changed from wall-to-wall carpeting to hardwood or laminate. Now more than ever, area rugs are so vital for our interior…

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The Health Dangers of Black Mold

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About 45 million buildings throughout the US have unhealthy levels of mold. If you have mold in your home, it can cause serious health problems. Mold can even contribute to an existing respiratory illness like asthma. Mold is a fungus that can grow in practically any environment. If you have a healthy immune system, you…

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What to Do About Pet Urine Stains

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Do you have a new puppy? An aging cat? A furry friend who isn’t feeling well? A pet who’s ***** off at you, literally and figuratively? No matter the species and whatever the reason, you have some pet urine stains to deal with. Having pet urine in your carpet can drive you to distraction. Simply…

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This Is How to Get Old Stains Out of Carpet

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Carpet is a beautiful flooring option that turns any room into a warm and cozy space… until you spill a glass of wine or your kids somehow smear the peanut butter and jelly sandwich everywhere. You can’t just wipe up those types of spills, but that doesn’t mean your carpet is ruined forever. You don’t…

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How Long Does Water Damage Restoration Take?

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Did you know that 99% of U.S. counties were affected by a flooding event between 1996-2019? You don’t have to live in a flood zone to have water damage.  Are you currently facing water damage? Or, you’re wondering how long water damage restoration takes?  In this article, explore the answer to the question, how long…

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Does Your Home Have Water Damage: Signs of Mold

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Ever heard of the phrase, “home is where the heart is.” This phrase signifies that a person is happiest where they reside. One’s home should be a place where one feels comfortable and safe. Unfortunately, not all homes feel this way. This is the case for homes that have mold. Homes that have water damage often have…

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5 Important Steps to Take When Tackling a Flooded House

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Just the words “flooded house” are enough to make any homeowner’s skin crawl. Our guide will teach you how to tackle a flooded house with ease. From talking to your insurance company to carpet cleaning services and even a tip that can save you thousands of dollars, these are the critical first five steps to help you restore…

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5 Signs You Have Dirty Air Ducts in Your Home

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Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is what all homeowners desire. In the summer, the air conditioning is on, and in the winter, the heater is on. With the HVAC systems running almost 24/7 the chances of developing dirty air ducts multiply. You may not know it or may not see it, but your…

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7 Early Signs of Water Damage in Your Home

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Every year, hurricane winds and storm-related flooding causes as much as $54 billion in losses. About 50% of losses are residential. These flooding incidents don’t include accidents (such as unintentionally leaving a faucet running). Whether your water damage occurs suddenly or gradually, it helps to know what to look for. Here are seven early signs of…

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9 Tips for Finding an Incredible Flood Cleanup Crew

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Did you know that during the 2019 flood season over 200 million Americans were at risk of flooding? Sadly, in the last few years more and more people have become victims of flooding and other natural disasters. True, human life is the most important thing to protect. However, after the disaster, there is an emotional toll.…

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5 Amazing Tips on How to Remove Dog Smell From Carpet

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Are you a pet owner who is also following the carpet trend for homeowners? Dogs make great companions, especially with their health benefits to heart attack patients and those who need emotional or physical assistance. Dog owners also know how difficult it is to clean up after their canine friends. Carpets are notorious for being…

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Home Check Advice: How to Properly Maintain Tile

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Installing tile can be a significant investment! You want it to look beautiful and last for many years—however, many new homeowners don’t know that tile needs help to hold up for the long haul. Whether it’s shower tile or flooring tiles, regular upkeep can help your tiles look nice and last longer. Avoiding common mistakes…

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Can Wet Carpet Be Saved After a Flood?

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Each year, floods can cost about $2 billion in property damages. These costs to repair your home can be devastating, especially considering what was damaged. Wet carpet may be one of the most frustrating things to fix. If you’ve just experienced flooding in your home, you may be wondering if you can salvage soaking wet carpets.…

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How Long Does It Take for Mold to Grow in a Flooded House?

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The presence of mold is never a good thing. As it grows it compromises the integrity of buildings, it destroys furniture, appliances, and electronics. Mold ruins carpets, wallpaper, and clothing. When paired with the water damage caused by floods, mold can make restoration more expensive and the process more difficult. After your home floods, you…

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5 Reasons Why Flood Cleanup Shouldn’t Be a DIY Job

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All 50 states in the U.S. experience floods or flash floods. This is the number one natural disaster around the country, with flood insurance claims averaging more than $3.5 million each year. If your home is flooded, you may be tempted to take a DIY approach to flood cleanup. However, there are several reasons it’s…

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Do I Have to Use the Restoration Company Insurance Refers?

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When you want to be safe in your home and protected financially, you’ll always want to keep your house insured. Having homeowner’s insurance means having a plan that covers your house for flooding and other types of water damage. These plans will help you pay for your water damage restoration services whenever you need it.…

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How Long For Carpet To Dry?

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DID YOU KNOW that when you have your carpet professionally cleaned it can take as little as one hour to dry — and, according to some reports, as long as THREE DAYS to dry? According to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, or IICRC, the certifying body for professional carpet cleaners, carpet should…

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How Dangerous is Mold in Your Home?

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Everyone wants the safest, healthiest home environment for his or her families. You would do anything to protect your loved ones from exposure to any substance that could cause them harm. One of those feared substances is “mold” and with what you have seen in the news in recent years, exposure to harmful or “toxic”…

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Professional Carpet Cleaning

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Let’s face it; it’s tough to get excited about the need to clean your carpets. At Towers Restoration and Cleaning we understand how you feel. So we try our best to make this process as seamless for you as we can. It’s our desire to get in and do the job efficiently with as minimal…

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Q: How Do I Remove Gum from Carpet ? – Sylvia

How Do I Remove Gum

A : Unfortunately, gum can get tracked into your house on the bottom of your shoe and stick in your carpet. There are ways to remove gum from carpet if it embeds itself in carpet fibers. Gather ice cubes into a resalable plastic bag and lay it on top of the gum wad. Alternatively, a frozen…

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Can you tell me what protectors do & what my benifit would be if I had this done? – Ted

Why Carpet Protector

Unfortunately there is probably as much confusion in the carpet cleaning industry about carpet protectors as there is about cleaning. Uneducated, uninformed, and sometimes downright unscrupulous carpet cleaners cause a great deal of confusion by giving out false information or intentionally misrepresenting the product. A nylon stain-resist carpet is made with two protective properties: The first…

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Why do spots keep returning on my carpet ?- Brenda

Why do spots keep returning

There are two reasons that spots return:  Reason # 1: Wicking. Many times, the spot that is being removed has seeped into the backing of the carpet. This is common with pet urine, beverages, and anything that is spilled in “volume”. The material dries in the backing and the cushion (pad) of the carpet. When…

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