Can Black Mold Grow on Carpet?

For a homeowner, the potential of a mold outbreak is a nightmare you never want to think about. Usually coming in the wake of a disaster involving water damage, mold can appear in the obvious places but it can also occur in areas most people would be oblivious to. 


After water damage, even your carpet could become a hotbed for mold growth. Black mold on carpet is not only a very real possibility, it can be challenging to tackle on your own. In instances like this, it is recommended you hire professionals to assist.


Today United Water Restoration Group of Houston would like to take this time to talk a little bit about the conditions that allow black mold on carpet to thrive and what you can do to confront it.

Carpet Mold Situation

Mold is such a pain for homeowners because it can occur anywhere that has had moisture lingering for a prolonged period of time, and that includes black mold on carpet. If your home has suffered a water damage event, you may think you’ve been able to remove all the moisture from the environment and keep damages relatively contained. 


The unfortunate reality of the situation is often that unless you have professional-grade cleaning equipment, the carpet padding beneath the carpet is likely still soaked and will basically become a perfect place for mold growth. 


If left unchecked, you will have black mold on carpet before you know it. While there are times you can get away with a typical dry job done on your own, many times the carpet will have to be pulled up so that the under padding can be replaced. Whether you replace all your carpet or only the padding, something has to be done or you will be dealing with black mold on carpet.

Call Now

When dealing with mold, including black mold on carpet, you’ll want a professional touch in your corner. With our expertly trained and equipped team, United Water Restoration Group of Houston can tackle mold damage you’re experiencing in your home when you need help the most. Our service line is open to take your call 24/7 at (832) 957-7623. Contact us today!

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