Carpet that has been wet for more than 24-48 hours may have mold damage (including toxic mold or black mold). Note
the water staining on the back of this water damaged carpet. Removal of water/mold damaged carpet should be done very
carefully, preferably by professional certified mold remediators in accordance with the NYC Department of
Health guidelines. See:
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments.