Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Mold in between walls!


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?
Attached Thumbnails
Mold in between walls!-mold-garage-wall.jpg  

rhonda.henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 34
Default

Mold in between walls!


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


Last edited by RenoStruct; 02-06-2012 at 07:18 PM.
RenoStruct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
Mold!! Let's kill it!
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,843
Default

Mold in between walls!


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.
Maintenance 6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 08:05 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 26,246
Default

Mold in between walls!


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.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 08:26 AM   #5
Member
 
Scottphys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 33
Default

Mold in between walls!


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.

http://iaq.supportportal.com/ics/sup...estionID=21163
Scottphys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mold


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mold on roof sheathing!!! DIYMILF Roofing/Siding 10 08-14-2011 09:11 PM
Inside Walls Cable Fishing/Routing tk3000 Building & Construction 9 07-05-2011 08:15 AM
Mold found - unsure what to do?? izzyant88 General DIY Discussions 12 06-17-2011 06:21 AM
Mold in my brand new house ! dumbguy5689 General DIY Discussions 3 09-07-2010 01:26 AM
basement walls chuckofaltrades Painting 1 10-27-2009 09:51 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.