Can Black Mould Grow on Carpet?

There are many types of mould that can grow in the humid, moist areas of your Alberta home and impact you and your family’s health. And one of the most common places for mould to grow is in your carpeting. That’s why United Water Restoration Group of North Calgary would like to cover everything you need to know about black mould on carpet.


What Is Black Mould?

Black mould is a microscopic organism that grows on a variety of materials in humid areas with excess moisture. While many types of mould can appear black, there isn’t one “black mould” that’s toxic enough to cause life-threatening conditions like cancer. However, having black or other types of mould in your home can lead to the following health concerns:


  • Cold or allergy symptoms
  • Rashes on the skin
  • Dry coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Worsening asthma symptoms


Why Does Black Mould Grow on Carpet?

Carpet can be the perfect place for mould to grow in the following scenarios:

  • Untreated, ongoing water damage, like a persistent, hidden leak
  • Recent incident that caused water damage, like a flood or major leak
  • Untreated past water damage
  • Carpet in rooms that have a lot of moisture, like laundry rooms and bathrooms
  • Carpet in homes with poor air circulation in a climate with more humidity, like Alberta in different seasons throughout the year


How to Get Rid of Black Mould on Carpet in North Calgary

Here’s how to remove black mould on carpet in a Calgary home:


  • Address the source of excess moisture by fixing a nearby leak or waterproofing an area with black mould on the carpet.
  • Inspect underneath the carpet to see the extent of mould growth and to better determine if replacing your damaged carpet is the better option.
  • Remove severely damaged carpeting, and seal it in plastic for proper disposal.
  • Clean and disinfect carpeting that’s not too severely damaged, and make sure the area dries completely.
  • Trust mould remediation experts like United Water Restoration Group to handle the mould for you.

If you think you have black mould growing on your home’s carpet, then call United Water Restoration Group of North Calgary. Our technicians can do all of these steps and more to rescue your home from mould on carpet. You can call us 24/7 at (587) 812-8393 to connect with a trained technician right away.

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