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Wiping the the mold with some water-diluted bleach should eliminate the mold. For good measure consider applying a mildew-resistant primer like "Kilz". You will want to ensure the source of the moisture causing the problem has been fixed as well as check for mold behind the baseboard. If you want to be extra thorough, cut out a small piece of the drywall ...


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Do not rule out any roof leaks that may be letting moisture into the attic. Check around where you see the mold to make sure there are no areas where rain can get under the shingles or around flashings. It is mostly due to poor attic ventilation where the is a temperature difference between the attic and outdoors. Good attic insulation will help keep your ...


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DensShield is a Class II vapor retarder (at least, after tiling), which should meet your code requirement (YMMV). I would recommend tearing out the plastic membrane vapor barrier, using only the DensShield. As things are, I think you're probably okay, though. The DensShield will still allow some (though limited) drying for any moisture that makes it in ...


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For a pure shower (not bathtub), I always put a membrane on over the backerboard. Redgard is my preferred choice right now so I would be fine with that choice. I really don't think there is anything that you need to do. If I am putting plastic behind my backer I should see it sticking out under the backer and over the base in the picture - it would be ...


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You are probably getting this because of condensation buildup on the windows plus the wood to feed on at the bottom. Probably no way to totally stop the condensation but simply opening the windows once a week or wiping off the window area with a towel would probably help. Also turn on exhaust fans when taking warm showers or cooking a lot. To clean just ...


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As someone who has had their health severely compromised by mold exposure, I can give you a piece of sound advice: MOVE. NOW. From speaking with numerous industrial hygienists, I have come to learn that neither KILLZ nor bleach effectively remove mold. Walls and ceilings most likely need to be removed in a negative pressure environment. Regular ...


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If you are renting you should call the local health department for more information about a second opinion. Small quantities of mold can be remediated with something like kilz. But the source of the mold generation must be removed also. Testing a mold sample is the only way to identify the specific type of mold.


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It depends. It depends on the type of mold. It depends on the severity of the infestation. It depends on how many treatments they applied. Bleach is not sufficient or approved for mold remediation. You may need to use something like MoldStat and even then you may need to take additional steps. If the infestation was bad enough you probably could replace ...



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