I am seeing some small brown stains on my carpet. Initially I started seeing them on the basement carpet. I don't have a finished basement. I just carpeted the basement floor so that kids can play on it. I do not think they are mold stains as the house is only 4 years old and never had a leak anywhere in the house or a damp floor. Also, I cut some carpet in the basement and did not see any evidence of mold on the floor underneath the carpet or on the back side of the carpet.
Is all the carpet from the same roll? Could be a problem with the carpet itself? Check and see if there is a warranty.
No, it is from many different roles and types. Thanks.
It sounds to me like it is something that someone in the family is using on their feet. Does anyone use any wart medicine or lotions or anything like that? Could it be something is being tracked in from the bathroom on bare feet? Since these stains are by the bathroom and closets, it strikes me as something coming off of bare feet. Or something used to clean in the bathroom being tracked throughout the house?
I agree with the first poster's idea about feet. Does anyone in the family put lotions or oils on their feet? If so, and it does not completely soak in, it could appear as spots on your carpet.
I live in an apartment and have the same problem! So do some of the other tenants! Its ruined my rug also! This building was flooded a few years ago, could it be mold?
We have seen exactly similar spots and worried about the source! Did any one got any idea? Please post your comments. Thank you all.
The same sort of oily feeling staining appeared on my carpet in the last day. Some is near a wall, but not all. Stains covered a very large area in a very short time.
I live alone and they could not have been caused by anyone other than me - And I know it wasn't me.
The carpet is very old. I have no pets. The staining is in an area where foot traffic is not really possible.
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