Mould is a very common occurrence in properties and can put people’s health at risk if not tackled early on. It especially thrives in porous fabrics including your carpet, and it can quickly get out of control without you realising it.

ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that provides mould remediation and removal services. Its expert mould cleaners can kill the fungus at the source with specialist tools and solutions, and will arrive within a matter of hours in an emergency. 

Read on to learn more about how and why mould grows in carpets.

What is mould?

Mould is a form of fungus that grows in damp and humid conditions with poor ventilation, and can often be found in bathrooms and kitchens. It is attracted to materials with pores and openings where moisture can become caught and build up over time.

Over time, mould releases spores into the air to further its growth which can affect your health significantly.

It affects those most vulnerable such as elderly people, children, and those with weakened immune systems. Over time, mould develops into specific strains that cause:

  • Nosebleeds
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Skin irritation
  • Infections

Can mould grow in carpets?

Once mould releases spores, it will begin to spread across the rest of your home. Carpets are especially at risk of mould growth as the spores get trapped underneath the carpet and between the dense fibres, assuring their growth.

Moisture can also easily get trapped in the fibres which are exacerbated by humidity and liquid spilling on the material. 

If mould begins to grow under your carpet, it may lead to floor or baseboard damage, and leave a musty odour that lingers in the home. 

How to prevent mould

There are several things you can do to stop mould and mildew from growing, and there is always a high possibility of regrowth presuming that you have had it before. By following the steps below in these rooms, your property should remain mould-free:

  • Let natural light in
  • Keep air moisture low
  • Maintain regular cleaning
  • Ventilate your home
  • Purchase a dehumidifier
  • Clean your roof and gutters often
  • Ensure your home is insulated
  • Dispose of any mould-infected items

What to do when you have mould

If you spot mould in your home, you should not tackle it on your own. Your first course of action should be to contact a cleaning company that is qualified to deal with mould.

ICE Cleaning’s mould remediation specialists can remove all traces of it from the surfaces and the air inside your property. Its cleaners are accredited with Dewpoint Professional, and available 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure any mould is removed in an emergency.

You can find out more about their variety of services here.