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Old 12-31-2014, 06:56 PM   #1
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Mold under oak parquet floor


The whole main level has continuous oak parquet flooring. The living room is 18 x 12 with one long and one short outside wall. Rain water got in along about 8 feet at one end of the long outside wall. Flooring buckled slightly about 4 feet from the wall. Do I have to pull out and dispose of all the flooring in the living room even tho most of the floor is dry? Can mold travel under a floor from a wet area to a dry area? And if it does, can the boards be saved?
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It is unlikely that mold is under the unaffected areas--you need to start removing the bad ones and stop when you no longer see mold--

mold needs moisture to grow--if the majority of your floor remained dry---no mold is likely.
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