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Flooded Carpet Grows Mushrooms - Who Knew?

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

Flooded home with wet carpet and mushrooms growing out of the carpet If your home floods and carpet gets wet, it needs to be dried out ASAP! This carpet was wet long enough to grow mushrooms!

So who knew that flooded carpet, if left long enough can grow mushrooms?  Mushrooms are a form of fungi, just like mold.  So the carpet in the picture was left very wet in a dark room and our Technician was surprised to see these flower-like mushrooms growing out of the carpet.  However, it's not the first time we have seen mushrooms growing out of carpet.

Wet to damp carpet is a great growing base for all kinds of fungi and mold.  When your house floods and your carpet gets wet, we can not emphasize enough the importance of getting the carpet dried out properly and if necessary removed, prior to any fungi or mold being able to start to grow.

If you ever experience a home flood from a broken pipe or any other reason, call SERVPRO of Reno NW/Truckee/Tahoe Vista, 775-747-2800, we are available 24/7 to start the dry out ASAP and avoid any further damages to your property.

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