Steps to Prevent Carpet Mold After Water Damage

If you’ve had a recent flood or leak, no matter how big or small, causes a concern for mold. For mold, it doesn’t take much water at all for it to become harmful and spread, all it needs is a dark space, a bit of moisture and it’ll grow. Mold can cause serious health issues such as respiratory problems, fungal infections and much more. Here are a few tips to prevent carpet mold after a flood or leak.

Act Fast
If you’ve had a recent flood or leak, act fast by drying it up as quickly as possible. The sooner you clean up the water, the less chance of mold growth. Use fans to speed up the process as this will not only help the carpet dry but also circulate the air in the area. Be aware that it can take a few days for the fans to dry the water damaged area, be sure to keep them running for 24 hours until the carpet is dry.

Invest in a Dehumidifier 
Dehumidifiers are machines that will remove excess moisture in the room. They help make the air feel cooler and helps limit the growth of mold. The machine will help dry out the air and ground helping to speed up the dry time for your carpeted floors. 

Hire a Carpet Cleaning Service 
A carpet cleaning service can help properly sanitize and deodorize the area impacted by the water damage. A professional carpet cleaning can help your carpets smell fresh again without no trace of the musky water damage odor. 

If you've had recent water damage and need your carpet cleaned, contact the team at ServiceMaster Restore today.

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