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Topic by Jim Reeves posted 03-16-2011 03:58 AM 3442 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Reeves

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03-16-2011 03:58 AM

Hi my name is James, Ontario, Canada started about 4-5 weeks ago renovating a home my father inlaw gave us. I removed all carpets but 2 of them and am running 3 dehumidifiers. Master bedroom carpet l started to remove baseboards below window which had leaked at one time due to seeing paint peeling.
Behind baseboard below the one of 2 windows, was black mold after cutting carpet in strips, carpet under foam had spotty black spots then under window tiles below carpet allot of mold spots, nearly fear what l will see when l remove drywall below window.

But l think below all windows behind drywall may be same, this is only floor area have seen black mold.
The attached garage my father inlaw in one corner made a cold room, ceiling in the 4×6 ft cold room is all black mold, under press cardboard on ceiling is insulation is it likely the section of roof is bad?
Need advice from experienced persons who have gone threw this and people who know about mold, take pictures to post would this help much?

thanks

Jim



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allmyfingers

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03-16-2011 04:46 AM

james,
not sure of your question is how to handle the mold? or where it is coming from? we encounter black mold quite often on old homes here in New York. cleaning with soap and water and 10 percent bleach works for small areas of mold. wear disposable gloves and mask for all work. complete removal is usually best, as quite often a little mold on the front drywall means a lot of mold on the back side. we recommend replacing the drywall affected areas with the new “no paper” drywalls available here from Georgia Pacific. the paper is replaced with spun fibreglass. the paper is what the mold spores like to eat. hope this gets you started in the right direction.

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Jim Reeves

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03-16-2011 05:00 AM

Yes your info has been a big help for sure hope we can buy the special board here be good to put on bottom mportion of walls below window and bathroom kitchen.
Thanks so much

jim

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