Hey all! After a couple years google-searching answers to all sorts of fun project questions, and getting sent here time and again, I've decided to bite the bullet and sign up.
Well, that and I have a question I haven't been able to find an answer to yet...
Re-doing a bathroom.
There's been a musty, moldy smell coming from the vanity for quite a while. I had my wife sniff around, and it was definately from the vanity, not the toilet or shower.
So, I ripped it out (along with the shower, toilet, tile, etc).
The problem is that the smell is still there, and coming from the wall/drywall behind where the vanity was.
The underside of the vanity floorboard did have some nice, fuzzy green mold growing in it (I'll get some pics up as soon as photobucket begins behaving), so that went en-mass.
There's also some water "damage" to the drywall in the form of streaking where water must have dribbled down in the past, but paper separation from the plaster itself is relatively localized.
But the smell is still there. With the wife fully assuring me that the smell is worse than ever, I cut out a chunk of drywall under the drain, and there is what appears to be water-spotting on the paper, but I've got the same spotting on drywall elsewhere in the house.
Water Spotting (?)
Same spotting elsewhere...
There's no moisture down there, the wood is nice and dry, no leaking in the pipes...
So the question is: can that moldy, musty smell embed itself in the drywall and give the impression (smell) that there's still mold, even though it's all been removed?
And if so, would just giving the B-room a nice coat of Kilz be enough to block it out?
Or, since I'm still smelling it (even with the original(?) source removed), should I keep ripping into the wall to look further?