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Can Black Mold Grow on Carpet?

There are many types of mold that grow in the humid, moist parts of your home and impact you and your family’s health. And a common place for mold to grow in on carpeting. That’s why United Water Restoration Group of The Woodlands would like to discuss everything you need to know about black mold on carpet.

 

What Is Black Mold?

Black mold is a microscopic organism that grows on a variety of materials in humid areas with excess moisture. While many types of mold can appear black, there isn’t one “black mold” that’s so toxic to be life-threatening. However, having black and other types of mold in your home can cause the following health concerns:

  • Cold or allergy symptoms
  • Skin rashes
  • Dry cough
  • Watery eyes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Worsening asthma

 

Why Does Black Mold Grow on Carpeting?

Carpet can be the perfect place for black mold to grow in the following situations:

  • Untreated, ongoing water damage, like a persistent leak
  • Recent untreated incident of water damage, like a flood or major leak
  • Untreated past water damage
  • Carpet in rooms that naturally have more moisture, like bathrooms, enclosed patios, and laundry rooms
  • Carpet in homes with poor air circulation or no air conditioning in humid climates, like in The Woodlands

 

How to Get Rid of Black Mold on Carpet in The Woodlands

Use these tips to remove black mold on carpet in The Woodlands:

  • Find the source of excess moisture by fixing a nearby leak or waterproofing the room with black mold on the carpet.
  • Inspect the carpet underneath to see how invasive the mold is and determine whether you should just replace the carpeting.
  • Remove severely damaged carpeting by disposing of it in sealed plastic.
  • Clean carpeting that’s not too severely damaged, and make sure the area dries completely.
  • Trust expert mold remediation professionals like United Water Restoration Group to do the job for you.

If you think your carpeting may be growing black mold, call United Water Restoration Group of The Woodlands since our technicians can do all of this and more to remove black mold from your home’s carpets. You can contact us 24/7 at (281) 297-8500 and connect to a technician as soon as possible.

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