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#4566009 - 11/06/17 03:27 PM MOLD
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
I have a roof leak and it penetrated the ceiling and dripped water on the floor. I know the ceiling sheet rock needs to be replaced but, that can't happen for several months. I was planning on removing several pieces of the ceiling to remove any wet insulation. What is the proper way to make sure no mold grows in the ceiling space? ED
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#4566012 - 11/06/17 03:32 PM Re: MOLD [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 10/25/12
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Loc: Taiwan
Ventilation.

Leave it open for as long as practical. Initially maybe put a fan up there.

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#4566024 - 11/06/17 03:39 PM Re: MOLD [Re: Eddie]
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Run a dehumidifier as close as you can to the space and then allow the air near the mold to circulate with a fan etc. It's only when humidity is high or wet for prolonged periods of time that mold will grow.
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#4566069 - 11/06/17 04:28 PM Re: MOLD [Re: Eddie]
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If you can spray anywhere just spray straight peroxide (3%) its harmless just oxygen and water.
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#4566096 - 11/06/17 04:59 PM Re: MOLD [Re: Al]
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A mixture of bleach and water and/or borax with water will work too to control mold. Vinegar works too. I've used these on moldy wood.
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#4566102 - 11/06/17 05:11 PM Re: MOLD [Re: Eddie]
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Bleach may work on solid walls and metal, but not porous surfaces. Mold sprays are expensive, but worth it.

Ventilate until try and then douche the area to clean.

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#4566163 - 11/06/17 06:31 PM Re: MOLD [Re: Eddie]
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If you make an insurance claim for mold, you will have to show certification of mold remediation to clear your home's title.
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#4566237 - 11/06/17 07:49 PM Re: MOLD [Re: Ducked]
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Originally Posted By: Ducked
Ventilation.

Leave it open for as long as practical. Initially maybe put a fan up there.


Look for a mold spray or powder to apply to the wood. There is a powder called "Concrobium" which is good to remove heavier mold from 2x4's etc.
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#4566307 - 11/06/17 09:07 PM Re: MOLD [Re: Eddie]
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