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Taking on mold and mildew in your home.

Taking on mold and mildew in your home.

In damp, dark places, mold and mildew grow fast, and once it gains a foothold in your house, it takes a lot of work to eliminate it. So, how do you know if it's growing just beneath the surface of your carpet and on your tiles?

In most cases, it is easy to tell if you have mold or mildew growing on your tile but a little harder to detect under your carpet.

To remove mold from tile, make sure you find and eliminate the source of the mold, such as a leak or excess moisture. The best way to combat mold on tile is to use a mixture of bleach and water, let it soak, then scrub and rinse it off. This process may need to be repeated a few times. To prevent overgrowth of mold or for more delicate tile work, it is recommended to have regular cleanings from a professional, like Gator Clean.

Here are a few tell-tale signs that it's time to address a possible mold problem:

Damp Carpet - If you are one of the many people affected by Hurricane Irma, it's likely moisture reached the inside your home. If dampness in your carpet was caused by this or any other reason and was allowed to remain for more than a day, your risk of having mold is high.

Increased Allergy Symptoms - Carpet mold triggers and aggravates allergies and breathing problems, including bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, and COPD. If you notice increased symptoms of these conditions in members of your household, it's time to consider the possibility of mold growing underneath your carpet. Having a complete carpet inspection is vital to the health of your family.

Musty Smells - A musty odor in the vicinity of your carpet often indicates the presence of mold. While it might not be immediately apparent to you if you spend a lot of time in your home, take note of any visitors' comments on the musty smell of your home, as this is another sure sign of carpet mold.

White, Black, or Green Growth on your Carpet - If carpet mold has reached its advanced stage, you'll notice discolored patches of it on your carpet. This happens when the mold colony has multiplied and has reached a critical, dangerous point.

An easy way to stay ahead of carpet mold it to check regularly for its presence beneath your carpet and on any tile surfaces. A professional can safely lift a part of your carpet, without causing damage to inspect the floor beneath it thoroughly.


Mold and mildew is an issue that needs to be addressed to protect your carpet, tile, home, and your health. If you think your carpet or tile may have mold contact Gator Clean for a free quote.

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

Daniele & kelly are PHENOMENAL! In this expert reviewers opinion you can't beat the price or the service. These girls work very very hard and they're fun to talk to! They made my home healthier and safer! I recommend them to anyone seeking the duct cleaning or floor work that they offer. Bravo ladies, the boys couldn't have done it any better!

Magnum Research
November 20, 2020

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I called Gator Clean and immediately got and appointment scheduled. Danielle and Kelly showed up on time, where very professionals, friendly, easy to talk to, knew what they were doing, answered all my questions, did an amazing job! I first contacted them to serviced my dryer vent and I was so pleased that I ask them to do my air ducts and carpets too. They did an amazing job. I will definitely use their service again.

Lizette L Hernandez Velazquez
November 18, 2020

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Review from Google

Gator serviced my dryer vent and I am very pleased will use them again. Try them you will like them.

Antonia Johnson
October 23, 2020

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I hired Gator Clean to clean my air ducts in my house. They did a fantastic job. I had originally called a Port Orange company called Lucky Ducts. The owner of Lucky Ducts told me that since I lived off Big Tree in South Daytona that I was closer to his competitor, Jerry Brittingham, he recommended that I call him instead. When I called Jerry Brittingham, they gave me a quote on the phone of $25 per vent. Then, when they got there, they said that they don't do vent cleaning and gave me a price of $2300 for blowing some plastic stuff through my vent system to seal possible small holes. CRAZY! Gator Clean was wonderful! They honored the quoted price and they came all the way from Eustis /Mt Dora area to South Daytona for no extra fees. Great service, great people!!! THANK YOU!!

Beth Stephenson
October 12, 2020

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From the moment that I spoke to them on the phone about making the appointment to get the dryer a gas dryer vent cleaned out I was very impressed I called back to ask a question and it was after hours and Danielle very nicely called me right back and gave me the answer overall I was very very impressed they did a wonderful job there was a slight complication on my part from when the house was built to where the duck was put in for the dryer she told me Danielle told me how to correct it and get it fixed and told me what time I should get it done and that what I needed to do afterwards which I found very helpful and informative I give them five stars for the job that they did and I've never had a company that was local that would get up on the roof and suck out the lint the roof part of the vent also come in the house and suck out that part of it on it was very nice to have people that you could trust. I look forward to rehiring them every time I need my dryer cleaned out they do a wonderful job and they're very clean. Thank you Danielle for a wonderful experience. Good company to work with easy going and hard workers. Mary Seabury of Mount Dora

Mary Seabury
October 9, 2020

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