how to get mold out of rug

You have bought a piece of rug, hoping to charm up your house by its elegant and artistic look, but mold and mildews are the wicked evils who ruin its appearance and give it an unpleasant odor, resulting in the opposite of your wish in the first place. 

Moreover, it can be a safety hazard to you and your family as it provides a perfect environment for germs and dangerous microorganisms.  

That is why we are here to give you some helpful tips to get the mold and mildew out of your rug, including that musty smell. Also, you can learn more in our comprehensive stain removal guide

Before starting, remember the main culprit for mold is just excessive moisture.

“The culprit for mold is simply just excessive moisture so the first thing you can do is begin drying out your rug the best you can.”

1. Equipment Needed

White Vinegar  │  Water  │  Spray Bottle │  Hydrogen Peroxide 

2. Steps 


The first step in getting mold out of a rug is to begin drying it out the best you can.


As soon as you’ve dried it entirely, remove the mold and mildew debris out of the rug by vacuum cleaning.

To remove that awful mildew smell, you can also use one cup of white vinegar for every two cups of water and add them to a spray bottle and spritz the carpet creating a misty layer.


If the mildew persists, you can also use hydrogen peroxide as an alternative for getting the resistant mold and mildew out of your rug. You should also take into account that the ratio of hydrogen peroxide to water must be 1 to 5. However, this is a great way to clean your moldy rug and get the musty mildew smells out as well.


To sum up, make sure to dry your rug out by raising the stained area so that both sides can get air and never apply it to direct heat.

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