In Mold, Water Damage

Have you recently stumbled across mildew in your carpet? If so, it’s important to remove it as soon as possible. Here’s a guide on mildew and how to remove it.


This is a type of fungus that falls into the mold category. Mildew and mold begin their growth process anywhere a moist environment is present, which can include your home. You do not want this type of bacteria in your home because it can cause damage. Some of the most popular places you can find mildew include:

  • wood products
  • ceiling tiles
  • cardboard
  • wallpaper
  • carpets
  • drywall
  • fabric
  • plants
  • food
  • installation
  • organic materials

One of the leading causes of mildew in homes is water damage. It can begin with the tiniest leak or more serious flooding. Once a moist environment is present, mold will develop within 24-48 hours of water exposure. It will not stop growing until it’s eliminated. If the following has occurred in or near your home, you should be on the lookout for mold:

  • flooding
  • sewage back-up from flooded area
  • plumbing or roof leaks
  • damp basement or crawl space
  • overflowing appliances
  • high humidity
  • steam

You can find mildew based on appearance and smell. It will smell musty, and the area will likely show discoloration.


Once you’ve located the mildew, it’s time to remove it. Spotless Carpet Cleaners can remove it, so you don’t have to. It can quickly become a difficult project if you decide to do it yourself. You can save yourself time and money, but allowing us to do it for you! Our technicians are all certified water restoration technicians with a minimum of IICRC WRT Certification. We are also one of 79 companies worldwide that have a Master Water Restorer on staff, and we actually have two! Our experienced team will have your mold removed immediately, safely, and professionally.

To learn more on how to remove mildew, contact Spotless Carpet Cleaners today!