mold in basement caused from gutters: Repairs?

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mold in basement caused from gutters: Repairs?

I have mold in my basemnt. It was caused from yankee gutters having water get behind them (great job home inspector). I hva an old house where the studs run the entire height of the house. I have mold now in drywall above the basement window. I am unsure of how to repair it. Pictures are turned. The left side of the pictures is the top.
 
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Whose home inspector was it....yours independently or one suggested by the real estate agent? The latter will "getcha" every time. They are there to facilitate a sale only.
If he didn't see that, and it hasn't been years, then he needs to be in another line of business. I would start by removing all the offending sheetrock and disposing of it. Wear a respirator and eye protection when doing this. If it involves more than one room, it may be more beneficial to have a mold remediation team to tackle it.
 
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So, the water is leaking in at the top of the window? I'd start outside and see where it is coming in. Fix the leak first.
 
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The leak has been fixed. I am concerned with the wood behind the wall that runs the entire height of the house. Redoing kitchen wall is not an option at this time ($$). I am redoing my son's room with the mold, but I do not see any mold on the weeod, just the sheetrock.
 
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So, start thinking small. It might be just a water damaged section of sheet rock?
Simple repair.
 
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