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JoeySnow 04-16-2012 01:01 PM

Moldy Subfloor Under Dishwasher
I pulled up the floor in my kitchen and under the dishwasher I found a small area of mold, there is no other mold in the kitchen. I just bought the house and it has a brand new dishwasher so I am figuring this mold came from an older leaky dishwasher. Do I need to replace the subfloor or will cleaning it be ok? The floor is no longer wet and still feels solid.

Ironlight 04-16-2012 01:23 PM

What are you planning on putting down on top of it?

If it's just on the surface and the wood is sound I would scrub it with a bleach solution, let it dry completely, and then put your new floor down.

JoeySnow 04-16-2012 01:27 PM

Laminate wood is going over it. Thanks for the reply, I was hoping I did not have to replace it as that piece of sub floor is under the rest of the kitchen cabinets.

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