What causes mold growth under the carpet?

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Mold growth occurs under carpets whenever moisture accumulates under the surface and is not detected. Mold will continue to grow until the carpet is fully moved, the area cleaned and allowed to dry for several days in the open air, and then replaced with new carpet. Mold growth under a thick carpet may be difficult to detect but certain signs can alert homeowners, renters, or facilities managers to the presence of mold under a carpet including a musty smell, a dampness on the surface of the carpet, and rust stains on the bottom side of the carpet. If left untreated, mold under the carpet can cause a hazardous living environment.
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1. Examine the carpet carefully. Due to the high porosity of carpeting, you may see visible signs of the mold and possibly even the colony that resides beneath the surface. The mold
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This is kind of hard to do once you have mold. But you can try dusting your carpet with baking soda on a regular basis and vacuum it up after a few hours. Baking soda absorbs the
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not a carpet cleaner, but some who does carpet restoration.
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1 Inspect the carpeting to see the damage 2 Find the source of the problem and correct it first 3 Locate the mold in the carpeting and either remove or use natural cleaning product
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