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rhonda.henry 02-05-2012 11:31 AM

Mold in between walls!
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I just found black mold growing in between the wall from my laundry room to garage. Do I remove the plaster wall or just the moldly area near the floor?

I have an old stand up freezer that just stopped working on me. I removed the freezer and was going to insulate the garage wall facing the outside. I noticed a water stain on the wall facing the laundry room. After removing the pasterboard i noticed the insulation was in the wrong way and there was mold near the bottom of the wall.

Help! Do i bleach the wall, insulate and then drywall?

RenoStruct 02-06-2012 07:16 PM

It looks like there might be some water streaks coming from above in the photo. Is there more than condensation going on here?

Maintenance 6 02-11-2012 07:55 AM

Take out the affected drywall and replace it. Go one foot past the last visible water stain. Treatment is not very effective on drywall. If it got wet enough to grow mold, it got wet enough to permanently damage the drywall. Treat the wood and seal it. Solve the moisture issue first.

joecaption 02-11-2012 08:05 AM

That old tile board is going to be a challange to remove. I would use my ossilating saw with the diamond blade and come from the back side. Poke it through on the left and right side so you will have a referance point on the other side to draw a line for your cut.
A diamond blade or a tile bit in my Roto Zip is the only things I've found that will cut it.

Scottphys 02-11-2012 08:26 AM

Sorry to see you have this problem.
Please be careful when doing this. Mold spores can spread when disturbed and worse, they can be inhaled.

As much as I dislike the EPA, they do have good information on this. Please check this out before going much further. It has advice on safe removal and how to protect yourself during remediation.

Good luck.

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