Mold is quite resilient and can grow on most surfaces, including upholstery, wallpaper, insulation, and painted walls. Because carpet is another such area, homeowners must learn to recognize carpet mold. A visual inspection is often insufficient.
Why Carpet Mold Is Hard to Detect
On smooth surfaces, mold is easy to spot with its black or greenish splotches. However, in a carpet, the mold typically grows below the fiber strands’ surface. Furthermore, if the carpet is darker in color, the mold blends in.
Without the visual signs, homeowners need to rely on other symptoms to recognize that something is amiss with their home flooring.
A musty smell is one indicator of carpet mold growth. As the homeowner, you may have become accustomed to the smell and not be aware of it. However, it will be apparent to visitors. Continue Reading →