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Can Black Mold Grow on Carpet?

There are many types of mold that could grow in humid, moist areas of your home and impact your and your family’s health. A commonplace to get mold is on carpeting. That’s why United Water Restoration Group of Port St. Lucie would like to cover 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 life-threatening. However, having black and other types of mold in your house can lead to the following health issues:

 

  • Cold-like or allergy symptoms
  • Skin rashes
  • Dry cough
  • Watery eyes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Worsened asthma

 

Why Does Black Mold Grow on Carpet?

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

 

  • Untreated, ongoing water damage, like a leak
  • Recent incident, like a flood or major leak
  • Untreated past water damage
  • Carpet in areas that are naturally humid or have moisture, such as enclosed patios, laundry rooms, and bathrooms
  • Carpet in homes with poor air circulation or air conditioning located in humid climates, like in Port St. Lucie

 

How to Get Rid of Black Mold on Carpet in Port St. Lucie

Here’s how to remove black mold on carpet in a Port St. Lucie home:

  • Address the source of excess moisture, such as fix a nearby leak or waterproof the room with black mold on the carpet.
  • Pull up the carpet to inspect how invasive the mold is and determine if replacing is the best option.
  • Remove severely damaged carpeting, and dispose of it in sealed plastic.
  • Clean and disinfect 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 handle it for you.

If you think you may have black mold growing on your carpets, call United Water Restoration Group of Port St. Lucie since our technicians can do all of this and more to remove black mold from your carpeting. Our lines are open 24/7 at (772) 360-4600 to connect you with a trained technician right away.

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