Old mold...new mold
I am considering the purchase of an old frame home (1912) that the inspection report says has mold on some of the floor joists over a crawl. The house sat for some time without heat or A/C and there is no vapor barrier in the crawl. The house has been totally brought up to snuff and is in great condition expect for this aspect and a few others. I believe, now that the downspouts are working properly, the HVAC is on, and with the addition of vapor barrier and perhaps a dehumidifier that the mold problem should be alleviated.
Question - although I'm comfortable that I can kill the mold with a bleach solution, I'm worried that I will have trouble actually removing it from the old rough joists so that when I sell the house in a few years, the inspector will be able to tell that it is dead. Does this make sense? Can you tell old dead mold from new live mold??