mold behind drywall

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Old 04-02-09, 05:32 PM
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mold behind drywall

i found mold on the back side of the drywall in a corner a spare basement room (rarely used).

i ripped the carpet up and part of the wall down, removing the moldy drywall

behind the drywall is the foundation wall with pink insulation, the room is below ground. i don't see any mold on the foundation or any water damaged/rotten wood, i just reaks of must mold.

its a 60+ yr old house so i realize there will be some mold issues, but what the best way to prevent and clean up the mold

any suggestions would be helpful

thanks

JC
 
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Old 04-02-09, 06:07 PM
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I just did a little mold cleanup myself thanks to a broken pipe. I cut everything out that had any mold on it, then sprayed bleach on anything that was suspect. I've read that some black mold might not be able to be killed even with bleach and that it can still release poisonous spores after it is dead. The key is to ensure you eliminate the source of the moister, and then installing a proper moister barrier when you rebuild the wall. The smell in my basement quickly whent away after I had cleaned and removed all infected areas. If your's still stinks after a few days I might suspect that there is more. Good luck-Sean
 
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