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  1. Plumbing
    I had a leak under my kitchen sink while I was gone for several months. There was water under my kitchen sink. The particle board (that is horizontal) inside the cabinet doors got wet for a long period of time. There was a drip that made a puddle accumulate and sit on the particle board...
  2. HVAC
    My condo was built in the 60's and for some reason the drainage pipe for the unit drains into the intake. There is a 1'x1' whole cut out of the cement, lined with cardboard, and filled with small pebbles. Our AC has smelled like sulfer for 2 weeks off and on, my throat has been scratchy for...
  3. HVAC
    How long do books and clothes have in a detached garage in the Midwest? I read that humidity can destroy them with mold or milden. For a few days, they'll be ok. But when should I assume they are destroyed?
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Can anyone identify WHAT is on the ceiling of my back bedroom? I don't know that it is mold or mildew, although perhaps? It's like someone has somehow spilled / splattered coffee, or such, on the ceiling ... but I see no way that could have happened. It wipes off easily with a Clorox cleaning...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    We moved into a house a year and a half ago. Never had any problem with bad smells in the shower until now. The house was built in the 1960s. The shower walls are tile. I didn't clean the shower for about 9 months after we moved in, and we never had a smell, which is why I don't understand why...
  6. Windows and Doors
    I want to repaint interior side of a wooden window. This is a double-hung wooden window (Pella brand). The window has double pane glass. Window has moisture/condensation issues which is causing mold/mildew on inside of window. (See pictures) My plan is to: 1. First Use sand paper 60/80 grit...
  7. HVAC
    Hi all, new to the forum but hope someone can offer assistance. Background: 1940s house in Northern VA Vented crawlspace approx 30' x 20' While installing some cable in the crawlspace recently, I noticed a few issues with the ducts - photos attached. The ducts have been (more or less)...
  8. Painting
    Hello fellow DIY'ers. I live in Florida and have a large covered patio. The ceiling is made of beadboard. I don't remember what I used to paint it the first time but over the years, it got pretty mildew. I have been cleaning it and now want to repaint it but would like to keep the mold/mildew...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    Hey - so I'm new here and have a bit of an odd question. I grow tropical fruit plants in my apartment in Iceland (I've got ~5 meter ceilings in my plant room, it's converted industrial space). One persistent problem to indoor growers is spider mites - almost-invisible plant-eating spider...
  10. Flooring
    I want to replace the carpet as I am renovating. However, I have a smelly issue with the floorboards under the (now) removed carpet. I believe the board is masonite or MDF, and I removed the carpet and underlay as it smelled of mildew. The smell is still within the boards, and I have left the...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Hello all, this is my first post on the forum glad to be here! I bought my house in July 2012 in Buffalo NY. Its a small brick ranch with what could be a nice basement if not for the mold problem I'm having. When I first moved in there was mold/mildew on the masonry walls so I looked up what to...
  12. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    The bottom few rows of wall tile in our shower have these dark areas, which I assumed was mildew, but perhaps not. The house was built in 1931, and I believe this is ceramic tile. I've attached two pics, one farther away and one closeup. The dark areas were there many years before I came...
  13. Painting
    Just moved into a new place a few months back,landlord said the had been a little stream that had run threw the basement before from the far east concrete wall over to the drain, said he only knew of it happening a couple times. I have never seen it happen but there was blackish spots on...
  14. Painting
    It's that time of year again - another project for Mom's house. Single story, two bedroom home in Tahoe. Appears to be mold/mildew around mostly the base of the wood siding from all the snow piling up there over the last 5 - 10 winters. Stain was last applied 5-10 years ago. Nothing is known...
  15. Painting
    Hello all, I'm recovering from a leak in a hot water pipe. The water had been spraying a fine mist onto the plywood subfloor under the house and as well as a little on the joists around it. I've ripped out all the damaged subflooring but there is some mildew on the joists. I've had a commercial...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    Hi guys! I'm new to this forum, so I hope I'm not sounding dumb when I post this scenario and question. The problem I have found is that I have a lot of mold/mildew in my master bath. This was a known concern when we moved into this house, so figured we'd take it on. On to the problem...
  17. Building & Construction
    Hi All, We live in the first floor of a corner Brownstone in Brooklyn. We also have a finished basement which is 100% below grade. We have spent considerable time and money to turn the basement space into a home theater and office (aka The Man Cave: The Happiest Place On Earth). There was...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    I think the subject line says it all lol; The following are two pictures of the speckled green/brown mess that was behind my shower wall. It was only in this one area. I'm wondering if it's some kind of mold or mildew. Someone told me it is cockroach poop but I hope that is just crazy...
  19. Building & Construction
    I stripped the wallpaper above my main shower this weekend and found cloudy discouleration in the drywall underneath. Wearing a mask, etc, this a.m. removed a 32" piece of wall and some found mold on the back of the drywall against the vapour barrier, as well as some behind the insulation inside...
  20. Building & Construction
    Please Help!!!!! I recently discovered something disturbing in my son's room. I've had his bed up against an exterior wall since we moved in about a year ago. The wall has always been cold at night and I figured it was because it was right next to a single pane window. This morning, I...
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