If you read about the need to dry wet carpets fast, you’ll always see the danger of mould cited as the main reason. But what is mould and why is it such as threat?
Mould comprises very simple organisms of the fungus family that are present most everywhere in the form of spores. When they find a suitable environment, they land and start to grow.
For mould, a suitable environment means one that’s damp and dark and wet carpets are perfect for its needs. Within 24 hours of our carpet becoming wet, spores will most likely take root and start to flourish.
As it grows and spread, mould will digest and destroy everything including your carpets and even the floor and walls of your home. It also releases toxins, which create an unpleasant and unhealthy home environment.
How to Check for Mould On and Under Your Carpets
You may not see the mould initially and the first symptom may be in the form of a musty smell. Another sign, of course, is that your carpets are damp to the touch.
Try to identify the source of the moisture – it might be something as simple as a leaking radiator. Then you need to take fast action.
How to Get Rid of Carpet Mould
Getting rid of carpet mould is a tricky and messy job and not one for the layman. Only someone trained in the field of wet carpet drying can do the job safely and effectively. Doing a poor job is almost as bad as not doing it at all so make sure you get it done right.
So whether your carpets are suffering from chronic mould resulting from high humidity or minor leaks or full-blown inundation, you have to take care of the mould problem fast and with expert help.
Getting touch with professionals in water damaged carpet treatment can help salvage your carpets and render your home clean and hygienic again, so don’t delay.
If you suspect you have mould and you need to dry water damaged carpet, Sydney based Water Damage Specialist is available 24 hours a day. Call us on 1300 762 012 anytime.