If you have experienced a flood or a spill, you may be wondering how long it will take for mold to grow in your carpet. In other words, how long do you have to get this mess cleaned up?
Typically, mold growth in carpets begins 24 to 48 hours after they get wet. You should seek to dry your carpet in that time or call in the professionals to do it for you.
From black mold to mildew, no mold problem looks pretty. Green, black, and even brown spots can gross you out, and ruin your room’s looks. Many homeowners are tempted to simply break out a can of paint and cover the problem up. Unfortunately, this doesn’t keep the mold covered for very long.
If you smell a sour odor in your bathroom, the solution may be above you. Bathroom ceilings are, likely, the first place your home that will develop mold. Few people notice and act on the mold immediately, which gives it the opportunity to spread to your tiles and grout. By the time you notice it, black mold will look awful, and it may even pose health risks. What do you do when you find it, and is it dangerous?
A crawl space is like that cabinet where you store your tax information. There’s important stuff in there, but you never take a look inside. Further, because you’re so rarely in your crawl space, a problem inside can cause significant damage to essential parts of your home before you notice that anything is wrong.
There’s a few reasons why experts recommend that you begin flood clean-up within 24 hours. The first is simply about your safety. Waterlogged homes are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mold and pathogens. Twenty four hours after a flood, toxic mold can begin to grow that puts your health and the health of your family members at risk. The odds of bad bacterial growth surge again after the 48 hour mark. Continue reading
TSC Restoration only restores damaged mattresses while performing residential or commercial water damage cleanup services to rooms and structures. This article has been published for informational purposes only.
If your mattress as experienced water damage, you’re probably wondering if you can save it or if you just have to throw it out. Since a mattress is a big expense, you don’t want to just throw it away, but you also don’t want to deal with mold on the mattress that could make you sick.
We’re here to tell you how to dry a mattress and what your options are when water damage has occurred. In some cases, you can save the mattress and continue to use it safely. Unfortunately, in other cases, you’ll need to consider it a complete loss. Continue reading
Mold removal can be a complicated and confusing process for many people. You’re already stressed that mold was found in your home or business and you just want it out, but the proper way to remove it may not be what you’d expect.
In a perfect world, your toilet would never leak. Sadly, the world is not perfect, and toilets do leak. And when they do, it ain’t pretty. Toilet water damage can cost $5,000 and up (and that’s on top of the deductible). What’s worse is that one third of toilet catastrophes started with a clogged or overflowing toilet – something that can be easily avoided if proper toilet maintenance is performed. Continue reading
Mold may be one of the funniest Halloween costumes we’ve seen lately, but it is no joke when it comes to your home or business. Mold can be dangerous and if you find it growing in your home it is something that needs to be removed immediately.
Mold is a living organism that belongs to the fungi family (like mushrooms, yeast, and even some cheeses like blue cheese). Continue reading
Mold awareness month is a perfect time to consider the indoor air quality of your home and business.
Mold is one of the most important items to keep an eye on to make sure you have clean air and a healthy environment. With rainy fall weather on its way, we recommend homeowners always be on the lookout for potential sources of mold growth. Continue reading