How to Remove Ringworm From Carpets
Ringworm isn't a worm but a fungus that feeds on material found on the outer layer of skin. It can also survive on inanimate objects in moist areas that aren't exposed to sunlight. Ringworm earned its name by infecting people in the form of an itchy, red rash that forms a ring. Keeping your carpet dry will help prevent the fungus from infesting it. If it's already infested, use hot water and an anti-fungal spray to clean it.
Cover your entire carpet with an anti-fungal spray. You can buy an anti-fungal spray at most drugstores.
Fill your carpet steamer with hot water. The anti-fungal spray and the hot water will help kill the fungus spores.
Once you clean your entire carpet with an anti-fungal spray and hot water, clean it again, this time with a carpet shampoo and hot water.
Let the carpet dry completely.
- Make sure to remove the fungus from any pets, people or clothing that may be infected. If not, the fungus can easily spread back to your carpet.
- After being exposed to an infected area, wash with an antibacterial and anti-fungal soap.
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