Wet Carpet

Dear George,

We had water in our finished basement soaking the carppet but no standing water or water above the carpet. The whole carpet & paddig was removed & thrown out. what is the risk of developing mold in the dry walls, how to check for mold & prevent mold

signed,
wet carpet

Dear Wet Carpet,

You have started off well, but of course you know that mold could be growing behind the walls or in places where you cannot see. The carpet and padding is certainly the most likely host for mold, but you have already taken care of that. If you have a professional assessment done, that will tell you if there is unseen mold from water saturation inside or behind the walls. Hopefully you caught the problem before the wallboard wicked up the water (like a sponge.) The mold assessor will know where to look in your house for any “hidden” mold, and will be able to help you find it, or verify that you were successful in catching the problem in time.

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