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Methods to Stop Mold from Spreading in Your Carpets After Water Damage

After a recent water damage event, toxic mold, such as black mold, can start developing in your carpets, especially if they did not have the opportunity to dry out thoroughly. In as little as 24 hours, mold can grow in your carpets, carrying health risks and a great deal of cleanup work.

ServiceMaster by LoveJoy has some tips to stop mold from spreading in your carpets after water damage. Learn more.

Common Types of Mold Found in Homes

ASPERGILLUS

ACREMONIUM

CHAETOMIUM

AUREOBASIDIUM

ALTERNARIA

Health Risks of Black Mold (Stachybotrys chartarum)

Black mold, technically known as Stachybotrys chartarum, carries many known health risks, which is why you don’t want it in your carpet. Health risks of black mold in your carpet include:

Stopping the Spread of Mold

In accordance with IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration) guidelines, water-damaged carpets should be removed and disposed of, including the padding beneath the carpeting. The flooring beneath should be inspected for mold growth.

Schedule an Appointment for Carpet Cleaning in Conyers, Georgia

ServiceMaster by Lovejoy, a licensed mold remediation contractor, can handle the entire task. Contact us at (678) 293-0297 for Conyers, GA clients or (770) 983-6665 for Roswell, GA customers. You may also schedule an appointment online.

If steps are missed, your house or company may be left with lingering issues, or worse yet, the entire problem returns. Call us now for immediate assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.