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Old 04-06-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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the area i circled in red, is it dirt or mold? this is inside an access panel to the bathroom. house was built in 50's. previous owner did a remodel of bathroom several years back.


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Looks like mold.

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mold! previous flood damage, look at the water staining on the sill plate.
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That be mold!
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there's not a whole lot i can do about it without tearing down a plaster wall. the access panel is inside a closet. does this pose any health problems?
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People freak out about mold and honestly its not really deadly unless there are extreme amounts like anything else in this world. If it does affect anyone its usually infants and the elderly. i'd spray some mold control on that(you can buy it at home depot) Mold is a living thing and it can grow and get larger. Clean it up and your fine.
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People freak out about mold and honestly its not really deadly unless there are extreme amounts like anything else in this world. If it does affect anyone its usually infants and the elderly. i'd spray some mold control on that(you can buy it at home depot) Mold is a living thing and it can grow and get larger. Clean it up and your fine.
can i spray the mold control on that surface? it feels like paper. or could you just cut it out?
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you can spray it on just about any surface. ya just cutting it out and completely getting rid of the problem is always better. i'd do some investigating to make sure there are no more areas like that.

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