Bathroom mold, what can I do about this.

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-10-16, 10:34 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: US
Posts: 19
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Bathroom mold, what can I do about this.

Hello everyone,
My wife had been complaining about some wet dry wall next to the standing shower in our bathroom. So I went ahead and cut the piece of wet drywall and I cannot determine how big of a problem it is. Is there anything I can do myself to fix it or is it better to hire someone. I am on a tight budget these days and willing to do anything myself but I have a two month old newborn in the room next to this bathroom so I am worried and might have to hire someone. We purchased this house pretty much 10 months ago and every other corner of the house is pretty clean but this bathroom.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Name:  20160410_162533035_iOS.jpg
Views: 409
Size:  25.2 KBName:  20160410_162539291_iOS.jpg
Views: 335
Size:  31.3 KBName:  20160410_162549424_iOS.jpg
Views: 434
Size:  36.6 KBName:  20160410_162609403_iOS.jpg
Views: 271
Size:  31.3 KB
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-10-16, 10:48 AM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: WI/MN
Posts: 19,393
Received 59 Votes on 55 Posts
First step is finding and stopping the cause of the moisture. Is it the shower?
 
  #3  
Old 04-10-16, 10:57 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: US
Posts: 19
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thank you for replying.

Yes it is the shower next to it which is likely causing the moisture.
 
  #4  
Old 04-10-16, 01:16 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 46,426
Received 156 Votes on 138 Posts
But is it moisture in the wall [leaky pipe] or was it caused by condensation or water getting past the shower door? Is the framing wet? still solid?
 
  #5  
Old 04-11-16, 07:26 AM
Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 569
Received 9 Votes on 9 Posts
You're correct in thinking the priority is safety of the baby. Now that mold is exposed, I'd move quickly on elimination. The first step, though, is to determine the source of the mold and correct it.

If you can't complete this work immediately, get some plastic sheeting and cover the exposed area.

Do you have access under the bathroom. What's there?
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: