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Does Mold Destroy Floors and Carpets?

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

Moldy carpet If your home is overtaken by mold you need to call the professionals. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

SERVPRO is a Los Gatos Mold Remediation Company that Can Rescue your Home from Microbial Infestation. 

Why does mold appear on carpets?

A moldy carpet or musty aroma in rooms of your Los Gatos home are indicators of microbial infestation. These tiny organisms can crop up from time to time in your home or during specific periods of the year. When microbial growth gets out of control, and you notice persistent odors or soiling, it may be necessary to bring in professional remediation. Moldy carpets can occur due to a moisture problem in the property, delamination of the carpet backing, a damp carpet pad,  an insulation issue, or a mold infestation in your building's assembly. SERVPRO technicians can deconstruct parts of your floor to assess and remediate potential mold growth issues.

What are the causes of concern with mold growth?

Mold can breakdown organic matter, which could lead to the deterioration of carpets or other materials in the home.

Microbial organisms reproduce and can spread from one area to another leading to a significant issue over time. 

Molds produce unpleasant soiling and noticeable odors that can affect your home's indoor air quality or condition.

Are moldy carpets repairable?

A mold remediation team can rescue your Los Gatos home and contents from further damage. Our first objective is to detach the carpet to inspect the floor assembly below and find the microbial growth issue's root cause. Floors typically contain a carpet, carpet pad, and a subfloor. The microbial growth issue could be coming from any one of these areas. Whether carpets are repairable depends on the length of exposure and the material of the carpet. Long-term exposure typically requires replacement of the pad and carpet. The primary method of preventing further cost is by correcting the home's moisture problem, which could be through drying or installing a vapor barrier in the subfloor. 

Does mold washout?

Early signs of mold can sometimes be removed from fabric using anti-microbial chemicals alongside a rotary machine to withdraw from the carpet.

Mechanical suspension washing afforded by Esporta washing machines can address light mold contamination.

Vinegar can be an effective deterrent against mold growth that helps to break down microbial stages of growth.

If you spot microbial growth in your home, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Los Gatos / Monte Sereno at (408) 600 2020.

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