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Vinegar will kill mold but it stinks, hydrogen peroxide will also kill mold and it doesn’t stink. Is there a concrete wall behind the Sheetrock ? Concrete walls can be a source of moisture. Moisture and sheetrock equals mold believe me I live in Oregon we know mold and slugs. If you are concerned get a dehumidifier in there to help dry things out remove the ...


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No. But maybe. You would be surprised how easy mold grows on the surface of a wall - especially sheetrock. It certainly looks like there was/is some offset moisture from those pipes which looks like it has dried up. While there is mold on the wall it isn't even that bad on this side which means it could be worse on the other side but me guesses that ...


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I think vinegar is better than bleach. Some calking uses acetic acid (really strong vinegar) as the base when it drys out the calk gets hard so vinegar can affect some calking. I use hydrogen peroxide 3% it is really good at killing mold and fungi, and it won’t stink like bleach or vinegar. Pour it on let it sit , I usually have a gallon of much stronger 30-...


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I have used vinegar many times to kill mold. Spray it on the area where mold appears and let is sit for 15 minutes, then rinse off. Bleach kills surface mold but doesn't penetrate below the surface to kill the "root". You'll want to remove all the old caulking and then clean the area. Fortunately, vinegar works to remove old caulk, so does alcohol. ...


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Really hard to say for sure; the only way to be certain is to do some slightly invasive investigating. Peel back the paint and see what is going on with the drywall underneath. Is it moldy? Wet? Water damaged? If you still can't tell, drill a 1/2" hole and look at the swarf that gets pulled out by the drill bit. If you can get your hands on a borescope, ...


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I agree with others to clean prior to calking. I do not like pressure washers on stained or almost bare wood it really can tear the soft grain up and leave it looking like crap. I prefer cleaning the wood with deck cleaners or hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide will kill the mold and brighten the wood (sometimes people don’t want bright) I purchase ...


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That's a nice lookin' place! Well worth the effort to spiff it up!! Swap steps 2 & 3. Caulk will peel off when any loose material under it gives way. You want a good, solid, well attached substrate before any caulking, staining or painting. If you're renting a lift, you can apply the pressure washer pointed down from above, just get more hose and a ...


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If you read the technical data, they recommend another product to fill holes, cracks, etc. Then this product is recommended for smoothing out surfaces, bonding to various substrates, etc. If there’s moisture in the wall or coming through the wall, it will allow staining, mold, etc.


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I know product and shopping recommendations are OT here, but I just have to share. I have a hot tub that the top was somewhat moldy, but the underside had a lot of black mildew. After my wife and I trying several different cleaners, we found Zep Commercial Mold Stain & Mildew Stain Remover. It dissolved the mildew very quickly and whitened the surface. ...


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Bleach and water in a spray bottle (anywhere from 10 to 25 percent bleach to water ratio) will kill mold. Watch the over-spray and wear old clothes.


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Anyone that thinks you can get rid of mold in a structure is selling you oceanfront property in the desert! You can kill surface mold but wood products are full of mold, your best defense is to maintain dry walls and possibly dehumidify the living space. Mold needs moisture, food and the correct temp to grow, just about everything organic is a food source, ...


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The pipe connected to the radiator has a deliberate space because it is really hot. Can air leak through walls that has mold? Don’t want to scare you but just about every breath you take may have a mold or fungus spores, in the Forrest 100% In most living spaces. Can you seal the pipes, I mentioned the radiator but there are special collars made to ...


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My answer would be no you cannot. It may depend on your location, maybe not, but a metal roof will allow condensation to form on the underside and that will allow other things to grow like mildew, from the existing growth you have, or keep the other alive too. You will need to clear the old roofing material and lay a condensation barrier down to keep the ...


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