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danrckville 10-26-2012 10:42 PM

Is this mold? Is it a problem?
 
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Hi All,

I pulled off a baseboard in my basement and saw some raised black spots, and a few of the nails were rusted. I'm wondering if the spots are mold? If they are, do I need to pull down all the drywall and look back there for more or is this not such a big deal since it's a small amount (from what I've seen).

Is there a way to test what it is?
What would you do?

Thanks so much for your help!
Dan

joecaption 10-27-2012 07:50 AM

Sure looks like mold to me.
Why did you remove the baseboard without taking the base moulding off first?
If it's that bad on that side I sure would be interested enough to open up the wall and seeing what's going on behind it.

danrckville 10-27-2012 08:20 AM

Thanks Joe! There wasn't any base molding. I think in the picture it looks like there is, but that is the baseboard just slanted outwards a little bit. There was no shoe or other molding.

Thanks for the advice!

- Dan

joecaption 10-27-2012 08:36 AM

Is that staining along the edge of the tiles? Looks like water stains.
Noticed and loose tiles along the outise edge?


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