Getting rid of Mold
We had a small flood in our finished basement about 3 years ago, Dried it out and never noticed a problem until last week when I had to remove a piece of baseboard for another project. Everything was totally black behind the baseboard.
We want to use the basement more for living and are ready to tear out the drywall and re-do everything.
Any advice on the mold would be greatly appreciated.
The walls are drywall over metal studs. Do I have to remove the metal studs also? Or can I clean / treat them in place to completely kill any mold that might be inside the joints and under the bottom stud track?
Should I put some sort of vapor barrier behind the studs?
Plan A: My initial though is to build some sort of "easily replaceable base, about 6 or 8 inches high, then put the drywall on top of that. In case of another water problem, we just tear out the base.
Plan B: The original owner put in 4 x 8 sheets of normal drywall run vertically. I plan to do everything in green board and run a 2 foot section at the bottom, 4 foot on top of that, and finish off with a second 2 foot run as needed. That way we can just tear out and replace the bottom 2 foot pieces if needed in the future.
Any input on this subject would be appreciated.