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[in the UK] I've just bought some 'Ronseal 3 in 1 mould killer' spray from B&Q -- also available on Amazon -- which has worked well on my polystyrene ceiling tiles in the bathroom. These were quite mouldy in places (due to problems with my roof). The spray worked really well (and the spray mechanism was very effective - giving a good-coverage fine mist ...


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It has been proven in recent years that chlorine (bleach) does not kill mold, especially on porous surfaces. It hurts it a bit, but really just bleaches it out so you don't see it. That's why it comes back so quickly. The mold remediation industry no longer uses it and strongly advises against it. Here's one site (I just googled, do not know these people): ...


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It's the combination of polyethylene and fiberglass batt insulation. What you have there is a mold-and-rot-machine. For more info, see http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/digests/bsd-103-understanding-basements/ You need to remove the poly sheeting at a minimum. Preferably, you would redo the basement wall entirely to have rigid foam insulation against ...


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If you didn't put insulation and/or a poly vapor barrier over the bare dirt before you poured the basement slab, you made a mistake, and that mistake is causing moisture in the soil to wick into the concrete, keeping it saturated with water. That's very difficult to fix now, but vinyl will not mold, so you may be okay. If you're really worried about it, you ...


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Assess the damage:if moderate, try removing the mold yourself. Use fans to move the air and flood lights to see and plastic covers to collect the mold when scrapped clean. Use liquid spray that you can buy at the hardware store.Some suggest surface blasters. After the mold area is clean and dry put in a dehumidifier and check for ventilation as preventative ...



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