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  1. HVAC
    Hello! My home is 1 year old & I just discovered that we may have a mold problem. The substance is white & chalk like with some tints of yellow. We found it in the air duct, vents, utility room and garage. Can anyone identify it? Not sure if it’s related, but these yellow spots just appeared on...
  2. Building & Construction
    Does anyone know why One stud on an interior non-insulated wall with no plumbing above or below would be covered in mold? - And nothing else around it in the stud bay/wall cavity has mold. I found it while doing some electrical work. The drywall is clean the rest of the framing is clean. I do...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I had this house built 3 years ago. I go there a couple of times a year. As you can see the black on the overhang ledge. I went there last week and had the men scrape it down, prime it and paint it with elastomeric paint/ Do you think it will work?
  4. Building & Construction
    I have a vented crawl space with a dirt floor and vapor barrier. It's only about 2 feet from the dirt floor to the bottom of the floor joist. We live in Tennessee and it gets pretty humid here. We have a dehumidifier in the crawl space but as an extra precaution I'd like to paint the...
  5. Building & Construction
    In need of some help. I bought a house about 1 year ago and the basement was already framed up. I am looking at finishing the rest of it. But when doing some research I realized that whoever did the framing did not put a gap between the concrete and the studs. Most of the studs are right against...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    I just moved into a condo, and the basement is half finished. The drywall (finished part as well as the other side, that 's not finished) show significant drywall damage that happened due to humidity - the previous owners didn't bother replacing their defective dehumidifier. What is the best...
  7. Building & Construction
    I found mold on the baseboard in the living room that shares a wall with a bathtub that had a leak last year. There was mold and rot in that wall and had someone come in and fix the mold and rot issues before installing the new tub. I opened up the wall a bit behind the baseboard and found...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hello! This baseboard is on the other side of a bathtub that had a bad leak. I had professionals come in last year and they had to replace some rotted joists and subfloor as well as deal with the mold. I’d like to just replace the drywall myself but I want to make sure that it’s really just...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    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...
  10. 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...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    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...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    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...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    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...
  14. 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...
  15. Building & Construction
    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...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    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...
  17. 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...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    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...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    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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