Mold can be a difficult problem to tackle on your own. Once it grows (and, boy does it grow fast), it quickly takes over your home and creates and unhealthy environment. Unchecked liquid spills or leaky plant pots are a veritable breeding ground. Couple that with improper air circulation in the room, and you’re basically volunteering to be a licensed mold breeder. The problem is, it’s not always easy to spot growth. As such, you need to regularly inspect your soft surfacing from time to time.
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1 - Damp Carpet
If water or liquid stays on soft surfacing for more than 24 hours, it may cause mold growth. Once you realize Orange Country carpets are damp or wet, try and locate the cause. Was it a liquid spill mishap, or could the cause be a leak? At times, the problem may be under the surfacing itself. Regardless of the reason, when fibers are damp or an extended amount of time, you’ll likely find mold. Prevention is key in such instances as a minor water spill, so when this happens, make sure to call Orange County carpet cleaning right away to deter mold growth. In the event of an undetected leak, you’ll need further investigation.
2 – Black, White, or Green Mold
Once you see discolored patches on surfacing, mold that’s black, white or green, you’re dealing with advanced growth stages. Typically, in such an advanced stage, removal is necessary, as it poses a health hazard, releasing air borne particles into the air.
3 - Musty Odors
Have you ever walked into a home and was able to smell a moldy carpet before you saw it? As it festers in a closed, damp setting, this surfacing requires immediate attention with professional cleaning in Huntington Beach. If you spend a lot of time in your house, this odor may not be apparent. However, if visitors make comments about the smell, this is a red flag that shouldn’t be ignored.