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Old 08-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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I got a bad mold problem in my basement dont wanna hire someone wanna do it myself was wondering if someone coukd give me an idea im redoing my home and not sure

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We don't have enough details... How do you know you have mold? Where do you see/smell mold? Pictures?

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U can see it growin up the walls and the shower walls are filled to top and the panling has it growin on it I was goin to treat mold with bleach and paint,the shower with a weather seal and paint it can I use kills paint on the walls to panelling
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We are redoin the house after some nasty people moved out cant afford professional wanna do it by ourselves
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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The whole basement is full of mold growin up walls
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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No, don't do that. You need to figure out why the mold is growing. Is the basement below grade? Do you have water issues (Basement walls, shower, etc?)

Go get a cheap hydrometer to see how humid your basement is.

Using bleach and killz will only hide your issue and will continue to come back. Also, if you have as much as you say you do, this is a huge issue, especially if you have young kids...

Send us some pictures.
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U can see it growin up the walls and the shower walls are filled to top and the panling has it growin on it I was goin to treat mold with bleach and paint,the shower with a weather seal and paint it can I use kills paint on the walls to panelling
Wot you see groin up wals aint not gonna be killd by bleech an paint you need too strip th pannelling out complete too start again with a diferant metthod such as sand-blasting good luk.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #8
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Post some pictures.
Sure sounds like a gut it all out job so far.
Your going to need Tyvek suits, masks, booties, Plastic trash bags, pump sprayers, midicide.
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Your first step is to determine where the moisture is coming from that caused the mold to grow in the first place. Mold needs .6 water content or sustained 60% plus humidity to thrive. Unless you control the moisture, you will never control the mold. You need to immediately start some negative ventilation to the exterior to keep all the airborne nasty stuff exhausting to the outside. Only then can you evaluate what is "growin up the walls". Panelling can't be salvaged. If it got wet enough to grow mold, it's compromised and needs to be removed. you may be able remediate this yourself, but my first call would be to my homeowners insurance company. Spraying it with bleach and then kilz isn't going to cut it if it's as you describe it.
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Thank u so much im goin to get a dehumidifier and go from there first after that whats my next step

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