Signs You Might Have Carpet Mold
Mold is extremely invasive. 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 five main signs of mold growth!
Do you have a damp carpet?
Any floor that remains damp for more than 24 hours could begin to grow 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. If you notice that your carpet has become damp, a 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 higher Incidence of allergies that have occurred over time?
Difficulty breathing, asthma, and allergies could be caused by carpet mold in your home. If you have noticed these health problems increase, you might consider the possibility of mold in your carpet.
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! You can do your best to cover up the musty odor with candles and air fresheners, but the problem will persist if mold is present. 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.
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?
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.
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.
These are five signs that you have mold growing under your carpet! Mold can be tough to eliminate once it begins to grow. Were the answers to these questions a little concerning? Contact SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids today for an exclusive guarantee with our mold testing services for your home or business!