How to Get Rid of Mold From Under a Carpet

Mold can be toxic if not removed immediately. It causes symptoms like coughing, sore throat and diarrhea. When carpet is not dried effectively and mold begins to grow, the carpet cannot be salvaged. The carpet must be removed to remove the mold and toxic spores.

Step 1

Put on the respiratory protective gear and rubber gloves.

Step 2

Use the razor blade to cut the area of carpet where the mold is, or if it is an area rug, throw out the rug.

Step 3

Place a fan facing the area of carpet that was just removed. Leave the fan on until the floor is completely dry.

Step 4

Use a high ozone shock treatment to kill the remaining spores.

Step 5

Use a fungicide as an extra precaution. Spray over the area of mold.