Please help! Mold behind the backplash

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Old 06-16-09, 09:40 PM
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Please help! Mold behind the backplash

We just bought a condo and have replaced the old formica coutertop with granite countertop yesterday. When I was watching the worker removing the old backplash, I saw two areas on the wall (close to where the faucet is) with mold due to the broken old backplash. Before I thought about it, the worker has installed the 4'' granite backplash on the countertop. Now after sleeping on it, I am more and more concerned about the mold areas. I should have stopped the worker putting on the new backplash and removed the mold first. Now what should I do? Is it possible to remove the 4'' granite backplash, cleaning up the mold, and put it back on? Any help is highly appreciated!
 
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Old 06-17-09, 02:58 PM
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let it be. If you have stopped the water from getting to it it will die. The mold is basically sealed between the wall and the back splash.
 
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Old 06-17-09, 03:18 PM
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Thank you so much, airman! This has been haunting me after reading some article saying that the mold will cause horrific problems to the health and the house. I really appreciate your reply! Such a relief!
 
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Old 06-27-09, 10:11 PM
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i would agree with airman that its not worth opening up the area again...but just FYI mold can lay dormant in areas for a long period of time...waiting for the right conditions to grow again..i have run across remodeling projects were the water damage happened years ago and its still there
 
 

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