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Signs You Might Have Carpet Mold

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

mold-clean-up Don't let carpet mold take control of your home or office, call SERVPRO.

Mold is extremely invasive and can cause health effects for those living or working in an environment that contains mold.  Make sure when liquids are spilled, no matter how small, you clean up properly, and check over time to see if mold has grown within the area. Mold thrives in dark, damp places and underneath your carpet is no exception. Not sure if you have mold in your home? Read the list below to learn the main signs of mold growth!

Do you have musty odors that are smelling throughout your home or business?

This a sure-fire way to know if you have mold in your home! However, if you spend a lot of time in your home it can be hard to detect a musty odor. Pay close attention to how your visitors react when they step into your home and take note if they mention a musty smell.

Does your space have a damp carpet?

Any floor that remains damp for more than 24 hours could begin to grow mold. If you notice that your carpet has become damp, the most common cause is a leak from underneath typically in your basement. If your basement has leaking pipes, there is a high chance that your nearby carpet has mold growth.

Have you looked under your carpet for mold?

Stay on top of mold growth by continually checking underneath your carpet for mold growth. Once you lift your carpet, thoroughly look for discolored flooring/patches, and any musty odors.

Do you see white, green, or black spots that have appeared that were not there before?

If you see these spots on your carpet, then your mold growth has reached an advanced stage. These color patches are caused by the mold growth multiplying onto your carpet.

Have you tested your carpet for mold with a mold test?

There are mold-testing kits available for you to test the airflow across your carpet. If there is mold in your home then the mold spores will land on your testing kit and begin to multiply. SERVPRO of Bath offers an exclusive guarantee with our mold testing services. Reach out to us today to learn more!

These are MAIN signs that you have mold growing under your carpet! Mold can be extremely difficult to eliminate once it begins to grow. Contact us today for mold testing in your home!

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