Mould is the enemy.
Mould spores are commonly found naturally in the air. If spores land on a wet or damp spot indoors that contains dust for them to feed on, mould growth will soon follow. Wall-to-wall carpeting, as well as rugs, can provide an ample breeding ground for mould if conditions are right.
Moulds have the potential to cause health problems. Moulds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances. Inhaling or touching mould or mould spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Allergic reactions to mould are common. They can be immediate or delayed.
Moulds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mould. In addition, mould exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mould-allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mould
If your rugs have been water or mould effected, we recommend one of our professionals collect and wrap your rug for safe transport back to our dedicated rug spa where we can complete our 6-step anti-microbial and mould guard process to mitigate any further loss or damages to your rug and your family’s health.