Hardwood Floors and Carpet Repair & Mold Remediation

When you have mold on your hardwood floors or carpet, it releases harmful mycotoxins and chemicals as it grows. When released into the air, mold spores can harm those who have asthma and additional allergy symptoms.

As you continue reading below, we’ll discuss how mold grows on hardwood floors and carpets, signs of mold in these areas, how to remove mold from your floors, and why you should hire a professional for mold remediation.

Hardwood Floors and Carpet Repair & Mold Remediation

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How Does Mold Grow on Hardwood Floors and Carpet?

The number one thing that mold always begins with is moisture. If your hardwood floors and carpet have moisture, this could be from leaks, high humidity levels, or condensation; then you most likely have mold present. To prevent mold from growing, you can quickly clean up water, but if not dried thoroughly, mold will grow.

Once mold grows under your hardwood floors or carpet, you might notice discoloration, warping, or rotting. Many floors are also susceptible to mold growth, so it’s worth looking into them before renovating.

Signs of Mold Growth on Hardwood Floors and Carpet

When dealing with mold on hardwood floors, you can see it immediately, or it’s hidden. When mold is present, you may notice areas of discoloration, such as yellow, black, or green spots. Though mold comes in various types of colors, for the most part, it is slimy or fuzzy.

When mold is hidden on hardwood floors, you can typically find it under floor boards, joists, or subfloor. Here are some signs that you’re dealing with mold growth on your hardwood floors:

  • Foul odors
  • Noisy floorboards
  • Warped floors
  • Discoloration
  • Stains
  • Water damage from leaks
  • Health issues due to mold exposure

Noticing several of these signs at once could mean you’re dealing with a severe mold problem in your home. To find out if you have mold on your hardwood floors or carpet, carefully pull up the floorboards or carpet where you suspect mold. You can also contact a professional to perform a
mold inspection to determine the severity of your mold problem. 

How to Remove Mold from Hardwood Floors and Carpet

If you’re unsure that you have mold growing on your hardwood floors or carpet, it’s essential to have a professional remove it properly. When not remediated, mold can become a severe health hazard and cause several health problems.

For minor mold issues, although highly not recommended if you have a compromised immune system, you can attempt to remove the mold yourself. When removing mold, ensure you have the proper gear, such as an N-95 mask, gloves, and efficient goggles to protect yourself from harmful mold spores.

  1. Dry your floor – Before you begin, make sure your floor is completely dry. If you have any furniture that made contact with the area with mold, remove it for cleaning if salvageable.
  2. Ventilate – Open your windows to ventilate the area with mold.
  3. Remove carpet or hardwood – If required, remove your carpet or hardwood floor, and remove the trim to expose the area to mold.
  4. Clean – Scrub the moldy area with hot water and soap.
  5. Use a cleaner – Use a mold and mildew cleaner to disinfect the area with mold. Some also prefer diluting solutions with one cup of bleach and one gallon of water. Place your cleaning solution directly onto the site and sit for ten to fifteen minutes.
  6. Rinse – Rinse the mold area with clean water and dry it thoroughly using a dehumidifier.

If mold hasn’t spread to other areas of your home, these steps should allow you to remove small areas of mold. Again, it is highly advised to contact a professional for proper mold remediation when dealing with large areas, and you should never attempt to remediate mold on your own. If you notice a small area of mold has penetrated deep under your floors, contact a professional immediately.

Why You Should Choose Exit Mold for Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is necessary to keep your home healthy and safe. It needs moisture and high levels of humidity. When left untreated, mold can damage your home and require costly repairs. Our experts can effectively remove mold on hardwood floors and carpets and prevent their return for good!

At Exit Mold, our professionals use our four-step process to ensure mold is removed and stays away for good! Our mold remediation process includes the following:

  • Mold detection – With the proper techniques, our professionals can detect any hidden moisture on your floors without damaging your home.
  • Mold remediation – Our experts use top-of-the-line technology to stop and remove mold in its tracks. As part of the remediation, our professionals will restore damaged areas and sanitize your floors to create a healthy environment.
  • Mold prevention – Our experts will remove moisture from beneath your walls or floors, if needed, to prevent mold from reappearing.
  • Odor removal – Our experts can eliminate odors on your floors with our state-of-the-art deodorization techniques.

If you suspect you’re dealing with a mold problem on your hardwood floors or carpet, contact us today about mold remediation and schedule an in-home inspection

Frequently Asked Questions

Mold grows on hardwood floors and carpets when moisture and high humidity are present.

There are ways to remove small areas of mold; however, it is highly advised, especially when dealing with larger areas, to contact a professional for mold remediation.

Signs that you have mold on your hardwood floors are discoloration, foul odors, water damage, warped floorboards, noisy floorboards, and health issues.

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