Removing mold near air vent

Old 07-23-17, 01:58 PM
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Removing mold near air vent

I have a small office condo, and I noticed some mold near the upstairs vent. I used to have a bookshelf along the wall, so I hadn't even noticed this. I wanted to see if I'm able to fix this myself, or if I will need to call someone. I was planning to replace the sheetrock and vent cover, but I wanted to make sure that this would be effective. Are there any precautions that I need to take? Is this mold safe to handle? I've attached a picture, so you can see what it looks like. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

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Old 07-23-17, 02:28 PM
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I wouldn't replace the sheet rock & vent. There are a million cleaning products or bleach & water to use. Try that first. The real question is why is it there?
Old 07-23-17, 02:47 PM
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Could be dust and cobwebs for all we know. When is the last time the wall got dusted or washed?

First thing i'd try is 409 or Tilex or similar. You usually want a detergent, not just bleach and water.

And check your furnace filter.
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I agree, try and clean it first. Most any household cleaner that has bleach in it should do the job. The only reason I'd consider cutting out the drywall is if the drywall is soft/spongy.
Old 07-27-17, 11:20 AM
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It's just surface mold. Wipe it off with any good cleaner and you should be done.

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