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    Hey can someone with more experience than myself tell me if this is mold? And also if it can be remedied or if I will need to replace the bathroom vanity. Recently discovered a slow leak under the sink. Not sure how long it had been that way. Fixed the leaks but now wondering how extensive...
  2. Plumbing
    Hello! I am looking at a home purchase. One of the things that came out in the inspection was mold in drywall around water heater. It was suggested it could be cut away and left as is. But I am a little skeptical it’s as easy a fix as this? It appears to be no more than two areas with maybe a...
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    Hi, I have just moved into a new home which came with a positive air flow fan installed. I also run a portable air filter most of the time. I have recently started to see a strange black powder on some of the skirting boards and by the door. It seems to be stuck on by static and a simple wipe...
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    We had a water pipe bust that was coming our of our wall in the bathroom. Long story short, had to wait 9 days for insurance adjuster to come out & was advised not to touch anything until then. After he came I took up all the flooring in 2 bathrooms, hallway & bedroom. It smelled like mildew...
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    Our old microwave died yesterday and when I pulled it down we noticed black mold on the wall and under the above cabinet. The microwave in theory is vented out the back into a duct that vents out the roof. I have two thoughts, either the vent to microwave doesn't seal tight or it's just years of...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    I have some patches of black mold (mould) on the finished surface of the drywall in my sunroom ceiling. It is a cathedral ceiling: behind the drywall is vapour barrier, about 6" of fibreglass insulation, then the roof -- no attic. I cut away one of the moldy patches of drywall. There is no...
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    Our tenant just informed us of the following issue in our (half above-ground) basement bathroom. There appears to be rust and some mold on the ceiling/wall as seen in the pictures below. I have also included an older picture of the entire bathroom so you can get an idea of the layout: Close up...
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    In this photo, I am standing in my car port. Directly behind me is the wall to my car port, and to the left is my garage, which is connected to my house. My car port has several leaks, which are causing mold growth. Do you think there are mold spores getting into my house, or do you think they...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    Have and things falling from ceiling for years thought dead termite parts then mold mites now I finally went and looked at the ceiling and this is what I spotted anyone have a clue what it can be also have been feeling like I get bit all the time and spots of brown black and red white stuff all...
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    Hey there, was crawling around in the attic looking for signs of a carpet beetle infestation (found a few and want to be sure there isn’t a foothold) While crawling around way deeper than I normally roam I found this... is this mold? And if so is this thousands of dollars of problem or what...
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    Hi All, new here so apologies if this doesn't fit! I'm looking to use concrete to make two balustrades (that will stand alone) and four hollow cubes stacked 2x2. The balustrades will have my speakers on them, with my turntables on top of the cubes and records within. Sourcing molds for the...
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    hi everyone, new to this forum and new to diy. Just bought a condo and started to do some remodeling... unfortunately found black mold behind the baseboards. It is considered a basement unit so the floor is concrete. I was planning on putting new baseboard and new vinyl flooring but now ran into...
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    Hey! So I’m moving some furniture in my basement that I had not moved in 10 somewhat years. Upon removing one of the couches from the wall I noticed this spot about (1.5ft by 1.5ft) (see photo). I have also included a photo of the part of the couch that was against that part of the wall. Any...
  14. HVAC
    I took the front panel off of my AC air handler looking for a common wire for a smart thermostat. When I took the panel off, I found a couple of wires have what I think is dried mold on it, but I'm not sure. Does anybody know what else it could be? These wires are above the coil. Whatever it is...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    Here's a pic of the mold I have on the ceiling in my shower. My question is, can I just use some bleach to clean this or do I need to completely cut it out and replace the dry wall? Thank you for the advice...
  16. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all! I'm looking at this small bubble above a shower with what looks like it might be a little bit of dark mold spot on the ceiling. Some of the dark spot you see is mold, some is shadow. Pictures hopefully attached. The corner got painted in purple a bit at some point - I think the intent is...
  17. Plumbing
    I have two bathrooms with separate rooms for the vanity/sink. In each of the two sinks, there has always been a problem with ugly mold. I can pour bleach and mold killer down the drain to help, but it always comes back. I decided to swap out the vanity/sink for a new sink from Ikea. When I...
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    HI, House was built in 1992. We bought it 2 years ago. Discovered mold in the crawl space. Last year we - remediated mold with RMR 86; foam spray insulated the exterior walls; sealed off open vents; added a large dehumidifier (Damp2Dry) The problem is the crawl space now has a musty...
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    Hi, I need to replace vapor barrier and Mold ( clean, disinfect, protect) the wood) remediation. Q1) Which one should I do first? Q2) Should I Pin the barrier down or tape it? Some folks are very picky and say the holes around the nail would pass the gas and vapor through it. Q3) does the...
  20. 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...
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