Fritz, Home Buyer in Angels Camp, CA

Will mold die off and go away after water source is eliminated.?

Asked by Fritz, Angels Camp, CA Sat Jul 31, 2010

I am replacing flooring in my sun basement. I found mold under part of the carpet near the door, which has been replaced as well as all of the windows and new stucco on the outside. When removing the baseboard i noticed the drywall is down to the concrete floor. There is some mold there as well as traces on the back of the baseboard. I thought i should cut the drywall up from the floor level a bit. The floor itself is very dry.

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Fritz -

Mold can be simple or complicated. Best to read up on some sources and possibly consult with experts for your particular challenge. Getting rid of water source is the best first start. However, all the dry wall with mold has to be removed and solutions sprayed on surrounding areas to insure complete "capture". Consult with a mold remediation company to know the best steps/process.

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/cleanup.htm
http://www.dryfast.net/mold-remediation.htm
http://homerenovations.about.com/od/wallsandtrim/a/artmoldre…

(This is not an endorsement for any particular company.)

CJ
Web Reference: http://www.TalkToCJ.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 31, 2010
No, not so much. Mold spores can live off of the humidity in the air, and at extreme temperatures.
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