Mold in your carpet can wreak serious havoc on your home and family’s health, so it’s best to take care of it right away.
Whether mold is in the corner in your bathroom or under your sink, it’s a problem no homeowner wants to tackle but needs to address—and mold in your carpet is no exception!
With all the traffic and use that carpeted areas get, it’s no surprise that so many homes end up with mold in the carpet. Did you know that carpet is one of the dirtiest components in your home? Because carpet can be plush and comfortable, spills and messes are quickly soaked deep into the fibers and pad beneath the carpet, leading to more severe issues than just stains. Unfortunately, these innocent spills and messes are the perfect breeding grounds for various types of mold.
Is there mold in your floor? Continue reading to learn what you should do to stop its growth.
Signs Your Carpet is Moldy
Mold is a challenging problem, and unfortunately, the issue begins way before you can even see the mold! Once you can actually see mold spreading, you have a much bigger problem than you might realize. Thankfully, there are ways to detect mold before it’s visible to the naked eye. If a musty or mildewy smell is present, you may have a mold problem. If your carpet is damp or wet, there could be mold on it. Lastly, if there are discolored areas in your carpet, it could be a sign of mold.
What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Carpet
Since removing mold from your home, especially carpet, is a complicated process, it’s best to leave mold remediation to a professional. With their experience and specific knowledge, a professional thoroughly understand the unseen dangers of mold, how to remove it, and clean the contaminated area. With the use of their professional equipment and products, they can effectively and efficiently restore your property to its former, healthy state.
Ways to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Carpet
Here’s what you can do to help prevent mold from growing beneath your carpet:
- Check for signs of carpet mold by inspecting it often
- Keep the humidity in your home under control
- Choose high-quality carpet and carpet pads
- Install carpet in smart places, meaning keep the carpet in areas where mold growth is unlikely (like, out of bathrooms)
- Regularly clean your carpets
- Address problems immediately to prevent the spread of carpet mold
Contact Black Diamond Restoration
If there’s mold in your carpet, it’s crucial to address the issue right away. For homes and businesses in the Utah County area, make sure to contact the expert remediation specialists at Black Diamond Restoration.
Mold is a serious problem, and if it is not properly controlled, it can become an even bigger issue and impact your health. Thankfully, our skilled technicians are experts in controlling moisture in your home and limiting future contamination. Contact us today and let our professionals restore your property’s healthy environment.
We proudly serve Orem, Provo, and most surrounding cities in Utah.