Can Black Mold Grow on Carpet?

If you own a home or other piece of property, one of the biggest headaches you may ever face is a mold outbreak. Usually coming in the aftermath of water damage, mold can appear in the usual obvious places but it can also occur where you least expect it. 


Even your carpet could become a hotbed for mold growth. Black mold on carpet is not only a very real possibility, it may be a harder one to face down when and if it appears. 


Today United Water Restoration Group of Fairfax would like to take this time to talk a little bit about the conditions that allow black mold on carpet to thrive and what you can do as an owner to confront it.


Black Mold on Carpet?

Mold is such a headache for owners of property because it can occur anywhere where there is an excess of moisture over extended periods of time, and that includes the growth of black mold on carpet. If your home has recently suffered a water damage incident, you may think you were able to remove all the moisture from the environment and keep damages relatively confined. After all, everything looks dry now right? 


Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is often that unless you have professional-grade cleaning equipment, the carpet padding beneath the carpet is likely still soaked and will basically create a perfect storm for mold growth. Unchecked, you will have black mold on carpet before you know it. 


While there are times you can get by with a typical dry job done on your own, there are many times the carpet will have to be pulled up so that the under padding can be replaced. Whether you replace all your carpet or only the padding, something has to be done or you will be dealing with black mold on carpet, or you’ll be left dealing with a world of mold later.


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When dealing with mold, including black mold on carpet, you’ll want a professional touch in your corner. United Water Restoration Group of Fairfax can tackle mold damage remediation in your home when you need it most. Our lines are open to taking your call 24/7 at (703) 666-3858. Contact us today!

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