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rldoerffel 01-19-2012 12:45 PM

water leak from Tub
I'm remodeling my bathroom. water had gotten in the drywall and wall and flooring. I found Black Mold. Took all out. The studs and base plate are soaked but not deep. studs and base still have integrity. My question is, Do I have to remove the wet wood or can I take it all strip it down to frame and let it dry out. And there's no way to take the siding off that is on the back side of the studs. also the rim joist. there isnt any way to get between that and the siding cause I'm pretty sure there might be some water on the outside of the rim joist.

joecaption 01-19-2012 12:50 PM

No way to see it from here, how about a picture?
It's all going to have to dry out, fans, demumidifyer.
Once dry recheck the wood, treat it with Boric Acid. If you go in the painting area at Lowes or HD they sell products that get sprayed onto the wood to control mold.

rldoerffel 01-19-2012 03:20 PM

Thank you. Will start there.

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