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Old 10-26-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Is this mold? Is it a problem?


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
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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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!

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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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