January 2023

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But First, What Causes Water Damage?

What To Do After Discovering Water Damage?

According to the EPA, there’s no way to eliminate mold or its spores from your home completely. The most you can do is prevent creating the right conditions to cause mold growth. You can do this by controlling moisture levels in your home and increasing air circulation.

Even if you eliminate mold from your carpet, putting it in a damp, poorly ventilated room will result in its recurrence. The only permanent mold elimination remedy prevents its growth in the first place. Here are a few ways you can achieve this.

  1. Control indoor moisture levels – keep the indoor humidity levels between 30 and 50%. This dry environment will kill off and stop mold growth, even in densely knit carpets. You can use a dehumidifier or AC to keep your humidity low and protect the hardwood flooring and carpeting.
  2. Perform regular maintenance on your appliances – regularly service and check on any appliances that use or collect water.
  3. Vent moisture-generating appliances outside to prevent moisture build-up.
  4. Install moisture barriers in areas prone to dampness, such as basements.
  5. Regularly inspect and repair your plumbing to prevent leaks and water damage.
  6. Regularly vacuum and steam clean your carpet to keep mold at bay. The heat from the steam can help kill off any spores.

 

Dealing with mold requires quick action to stop the spores from spreading throughout your home. A moldy carpet makes the perfect breeding ground for mold and can lead to reinfestation if you don’t permanently eliminate it. These at-home mold treatments are a great way to deal with carpet mold and limit its proliferation after water damage. If you discover a large black mold infestation, make sure to contact mold remediation experts to help eliminate it from your home. They can easily clean your moldy carpets and prevent its spread, helping restore it to its former appearance.

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The key to preventing mold growth in carpets after water damage is to act quickly. The first step is to remove any standing water or moisture from the carpets using a wet/dry vacuum, fans, or dehumidifiers. You should also remove any wet or water-damaged items, such as furniture or rugs, from the affected area. Lastly, thoroughly clean and disinfect the carpets with water and a mold-killing solution.

In most cases, wet carpets can be salvaged if you act quickly. However, if the carpets have been soaked for more than 24-48 hours, replacing them is best to prevent mold growth and potential health risks.

Mold spores are present everywhere in the environment, including in carpets. When carpets become wet due to flooding, leaks, or spills, mold spores can germinate and grow into colonies, causing mold growth. The longer carpets remain wet; the more likely mold growth will occur.

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