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Old 09-13-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me how long does it generally take mold to start. Had a bathroom sink leak and there was mold under the flooring on top of the wood. Can you test it to determine the age ?
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It can start in a matter of days depending on temperature and humidly levels.
What difference would it make how old it is? If there's mold of any age it needs to be dealt with.
What's on the floor for flooring? Plywood over a slab by chance?
Particle board?
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Plywood. Because insurance guy took one look and said it was old mold.
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Plywood. Because insurance guy took one look and said it was old mold.
That is so inaccurate, for an insurance rep to say it is old mold- like Joe said, who cares (other that for the fact that if it was there for a longer time,yes, it will decompose the wood more, in which case, he could have presented it as the wood has more rot/damage)

It IS mold, and yes, older could mean MORE mold, but it comes to quantity/how widespread it is. Sheesh (Old mold). Maybe that guy should stay as an insurance rep..........
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