Mold on wall studs

Old 07-08-03, 07:24 AM
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Mold on wall studs

We are currently looking at getting a home that has some Mold on the drywall which we plan on replacing. If there is some mold on the studs is there anyway to remove or at least stop the mold from spreading any further? Would it be easier and/or more cost efficient to just replace the studs 1/2 way up the wall? But what would happen if it were a bearing wall? Would the studs have to be completely replaced?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance

Old 07-08-03, 11:05 AM
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You can scrub down moldy framing with watered down bleach and other cleansers to get the mold out.
Old 07-09-03, 11:55 PM
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To eliminate the mold, there are a couple of questions.
How did it grow there? Where is moisture getting into the
wall? Has it been repaired?
If the moisture intrusion has been addressed, and mold is still active, cutting and replacing the studs/drywall can spread the spores.
There is a product in this area called Tembore. It is a borate based product that can be sprayed on the studs allowed to dry
and has been used very sucessfully, again, in this area.
Bleach will slow down the mold, but not eliminate all of the spores.

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