Mold colonies are fairly common in most buildings. Mold is a microscopic spore that can be found in virtually every building in every room, this is due to the size of these spores. Though these microscopic spores on their own don’t pose much of a threat, they can grow into what is known as mold colonies. Mold colonies can spread in as little as 24 hours and only need oxygen, moisture, and organic material to take roo. Carpet mold is fairly common in houses and can grow at a rapid pace if left unattended.
United Water Restoration Group understands that dealing with water damage can be challenging. Having carpet mold as a result of water damage can make this task even harder. United Water Restoration Group, a company that deals with fire, water, mold, floor, and storm damage restoration, would like to discuss carpet mold, how to spot it, and what you can do to prevent it from spreading or fix the problem.
Can Carpets Grow Mold?
The simple answer to this question is yes, absolutely. Mold is fairly common and can grow after nearly any water damage event occurs. Mold can even grow from large spills in the home that are left unattended. Again, mold only requires organic material, oxygen, and moisture to grow and thrive in a place.
How to Spot Carpet Mold
Spotting carpet mold depends on a few things, such as the color of your carpet. Carpet mold is typically easier to spot on lighter colors of rug. If your rug is a darker color, it may be difficult to spot mold colonies simply with vision. If you are unable to visually see mold, where the eyes fail, the nose knows. Carpet mold leaves behind a very pungent and recognizable scent. This scent smells like old, stagnant, dirty water.
What to Do About Carpet Mold
Mold can either be handled by yourself or a company that handles water remediation and mold damage, such as United Water Restoration Group. If the mold is small enough, you may be able to handle it. However, even cleaning up may not solve the underlying problem or answer the following question: where did the moisture come from?
To truly solve your carpet mold problem, you must find the source of the problem. This problem can be anything from a leaky pipe to a minor leak from the ceiling. These cases can also prove to be more difficult and undercover more underlying problems in the building.
United Water Restoration Group technicians are certified and able to handle any level of water damage restoration. While cleaning up and sanitizing the areas affected by mold can help, the mold may return if the underlying problems are not fixed. To learn more about United Water Restoration Group’s carpet mold removal and water damage restoration, we encourage you to read our blog that further details these services!
If you are experiencing a carpet mold or water damage emergency, you can contact our emergency hotline at (800) 430-5838. Our hotline is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, and can place you in direct contact with a certified technician in as little as a few minutes!