Is this mold?

Old 08-24-14, 06:02 PM
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Is this mold?

Hoping to get some professional help. I bought a 27 year old house that had a leak issue years ago. I was not in the attics (there are 4 of them) during the home inspection but they acknowledged that there had been a previous leak but that it was patched and there was no longer an issue. This weekend I was adding recessed lighting in the kitchen and stuck my arm in the ceiling with my phone to take a picture to figure out where the fishing line was and saw the state of the insulation. The insulation is 25+ yrs old, and I am just looking for opinions on the condition of the insulation. The dark color makes me think it may possibly be mold, but I'm not sure. Any guidance would be appreciated!Name:  attic 01.jpg
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Old 08-24-14, 07:13 PM
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My non-professional opinion based on a photo is that it is not mold. However, if you can reach up and wipe it with a glove and it smears, then I'd say its mold. If it's just a light coating of mold, perhaps any of the off the shelf mold removers (Moldex) can take care of it.
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Referring to the insulation, more than likely 27 years of dust.

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