Testing for mold

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Old 09-21-19, 01:15 PM
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Testing for mold

I had a water heater go in my basement that caused nearby carpet to get wet.
I got all dried within 36 hours. However, I don't know how well the carpet dried underneath (padding,,,).

What woudl be the best way to test for mold within a couple of weeks to make sure I actually got lucky and don't need to replace carpet?
 
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Old 09-22-19, 05:55 AM
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The best way to test for mold is with a mold test. More importantly do you have a reason or is there something going on making you believe you need a mold test? If everything is good like the carpet is actually dry and there are no musty smells then I wouldn't bother with a mold test.
 
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Old 09-22-19, 06:03 AM
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36 hours is a bit long before noticing a wet carpet. But I agree with PD not to worry about it unless you see signs of mold. If you don't have one now get a dehumidifier.
 
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Old 09-22-19, 07:43 AM
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@Norm201: it took me 10 hours to notice. Stared to dry at this point. Took about 36 hours to have carpet dry to touch.
 
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Old 09-22-19, 07:52 AM
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I think you're good!

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