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How Long Does It Take for Mold to Grow in Wet Carpet?


  Oct 20 2019

How Long Does It Take for Mold to Grow in Wet Carpet?

Are you struggling with burst pipes, a large leak, overflowing toilet or indoor flooding? Then you’re probably wondering how long you have before mold starts to form on your carpets and rugs. At Tidal Wave Response, we work hard to help our residential and commercial clients restore their properties following damage from water, fire and other emergencies. We understand how important it is to avoid toxic mold growth, which is why we want to offer some helpful information and tips, so you can keep your home or business mold free. 

How Quickly Can Mold Grow on Wet Carpets?

In most circumstances, mold can begin to form as soon as 24 to 48 hours after exposure to moisture. The exact time will depend on a variety of factors such as the amount of water present and the number of mold spores located on or near your carpets. It’s very important to have the water professionally removed within the first few hours of exposure to reduce the chances of mold formation. 

Common Varieties of Mold Found in Carpets

Stachybotrys is a rare mold variety that makes homeowners cringe the most. Also known as “black mold”, this species produces extremely dangerous toxins that can create a host of illnesses. Chaetomium, Cladosporium and Alternaria are common molds that can create problems for individuals with allergies or respiratory conditions. Tichoderma is a carpet loving mold that includes various strains that may or may not be toxic. Because of its resistance to anti-fungal treatments and heat, it needs to be removed as quickly as possible. Fusarium is also a commonly found mold with toxigenic properties. It prefers cooler temperatures and will spread rapidly during the winter season. 

What Can Be Done to Avoid Mold Problems?

The best way to avoid mold growth is to protect your home or business from exposure to excessive moisture. Unfortunately, if you’ve just had a massive leak or flood, then the process has already begun. By acting quickly, you can avoid further damage and toxic mold growth. 

The experienced team at Tidal Wave Response has the training and equipment needed to quickly and effectively remove a large volume water from your carpets, rugs and furniture, even in hard to reach places. When you have an emergency, call our team first, and we’ll send a crew to your property immediately. Our staff will handle the negotiations with your insurance company and make sure you get quality care as soon as possible. 

Do You Need Help Removing Mold from Your Property? Call Tidal Wave Response

Are you concerned that your plumbing emergency will cause permanent water damage or mold growth? There’s no reason to hesitate. Get the help you need by calling Tidal Wave Response. Our experienced experts provide quality mold removal and water damage restoration services in Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Doraville, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, Lilburn, Johns Creek, Duluth, Milton, Norcross, Tucker, Chamblee, Georgia and other surrounding metro area communities. Contact our office and we will send a team to the rescue right away. 

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