Dealing With Mold?
Revolution Restoration & Cleaning Can Help!
Mold can affect all areas of your home, including your wall-to-wall carpeting. The problem with mold is that it constantly produces allergens which can lead to severe allergic reactions in many people.
Allergic reactions to mold in the form of sneezing, wheezing, or dermatitis are actually very common, but strangely enough, most people don’t even know that their carpeting can be responsible!
Carpet Mold Revolution Restoration & Cleaning can help you detect where mold is lurking in your home and offer affordable remediation services if and when a problem area has been found.
Carpeting Is Always At Risk
Mold spores are usually naturally found in the air, but in order to grow and flourish, mold spores need oxygen, moisture, a food source, and a surface they can grow on. If the conditions are right, wall-to-wall carpeting provides the perfect environment for mold growth, much to the dismay of the average homeowner.
You will find that carpeting in humid and wet climates, in a finished basement, or areas that have remained wet for a long time are especially prone to mold growth.
Identifying Carpet Mold Growth
Usually, mold growth in carpets is only visible once it has reached a high level of toxicity. For the most part, however, mold can be living in and on your carpeting without you actually noticing. \Carpet Mold Revolution Restoration & Cleaning can help you test for mold, but there are also a few steps that you can take yourself to ensure you’re actually dealing with a valid problem.
*Mold may sometimes take the form of foul smelling mildew or slight discoloration on the surface of your carpeting.
*Carpet may sometimes in rare cases exhibit obvious mold growth on the surface. If your carpet has reached this state, it is important that you understand that it will need to be completely removed for your safety.
Just because mold isn’t seen on the surface, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t there! More often than not, mold can be found growing under the carpeting, which is why professional examination is always recommended and necessary.
*If your carpet has suffered any water damage or the padding has gotten wet, it’s important to double check for mold growth as this is the optimal environment for it to flourish in. Acting quickly may mean that you can salvage your carpeting, but the underlayment may need to be replaced.
*Odors and stains aren’t a surefire way to determine if your carpeting has mold growth. However, if you suspect or just want a peace of mind, Carpet Mold Revolution Restoration & Cleaning can help by taking samples and sending it to a laboratory to check for mold.
Preventing Mold Growth
Sometimes, the safest and most reasonable way to prevent mold growth is to use common sense tips. If you live in an area of high humidity where condensation is likely to occur, don’t install carpeting in the first place.Regardless of how well you take care of it, there is always going to be the possibility that mold spores will take to the surface fibers.
If for any reason your carpeting has come into contact with water or humidity, make sure that it is dried quickly. Letting water sit on top or constantly seep under the fibers will ensure that mold has a chance to grow.
Dry forms of cleaning are the best when you want to remove allergens!
A professional mold testing and remediation company in the Colorado Springs area can help you keep your home safe and protect your carpeting! As a homeowner, it’s important for you to understand that mold can lurk anywhere in the home.