mold in walls

Old 03-13-12, 01:52 PM
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mold in walls

I recently removed a lower portion (wainscoating) of a wall and left the upper portion (original tin). I had a leak and now have white and green mold on some of the studs and sheathing (1907 structure), probably all the way up the 12 foot wall.

The wall is completely dry now; I have had fans, heating and hot weather on it for 5 days. Is it possible to leave the dry mold I cannot reach without the risk of the mold speading or causing health problems?

Removing the tin so I can clean the mold from the unreachable cavity is a last resort...

Any advice appreciated.
Old 03-13-12, 05:45 PM
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Not sure heat would be in the prescription of remediating mold, as it loves warm humid places. If you feel the mold is all the way up the 12' wall, I would suggest have one of the mold remediation specialty companies come out and look at it. It is generally covered under homeowner's insurance.
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I agree you should have a mold remediation specialist come out. If you want to save some money though I suggest you rip out what areas the specialist will need to get to so if more wall needs to come out get it out now and throw it away. I once saw a mold remediation specialist remove mold by using dry ice that was propelled at high speed through a special air powered gun and when he was done the mold was gone. Certainly not a do it yourself project but no reason why you can't finish it yourself. Before you seal everything up though consider closed cell foam insulation it doesn't have the same problems that other insulation has but has to be professionally installed. Good luck to you!

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