Why Mould is Such a Problem for those with Water Damaged Carpets

Why Mould can be Such a Problem for those with Water Damaged Carpets

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 why is it that mould can be such as threat?

Close Up Shot of Mould SporesThe mould comprises very simple organisms of the fungus family that are present almost 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. Wet, moist and flooded carpets are perfect for these needs! Within 24 hours of the carpet becoming wet, spores will most likely take root and start to flourish.

As mould spores grow and spread, mould will digest and destroy most things in its path including your carpets and even the floor and walls of your home. It also releases toxins, which can 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 prompt 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 flooding and inundation, you have to take care of the mould problem fast and with expert help.

Get in touch with professionals in water damage and carpet treatment so they 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, Water Damage Specialist is available across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne (and beyond) 24 hours a day, so do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance.

Kaylyn Tanner

About Kaylyn Tanner

Kaylyn is part of the Water Damage Specialist website content crew. She loves sharing her knowledge with others to help make the flood cleanup process as easy as possible.
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