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post #1 of Old 03-27-2018, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Mold?

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Hello all,

I've been ripping up carpet and pad in a house with an OSB subfloor. I found some discoloration on the subfloor (pictured) in three different areas and I am unsure if this is mold. The first picture is in a hallway closet, and on the other side of that wall is the washing machine, is this possible water damage from an old leak?

If it is mold, how should I treat it?

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post #2 of Old 07-08-2018, 01:25 AM
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Use vinegar and baking soda
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post #3 of Old 07-23-2018, 04:16 AM
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It is very much possible that the mold is being fed by a water leak somewhere. You need to fix that first.
To get rid of the mold use mold killing everyday products like bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, etc. Apply or spay these on the mold. Wait for 10-15 minutes and then wipe it with a rag or gently scrub with a brush.
If the affected area is too large, call the professionals. Cleaning it on your own could be harmful.
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post #4 of Old 07-23-2018, 07:33 AM
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My sister, who just bought a condo in Florida, woke one morning to find water all over her new laminate floors. So much the floors felt spongey. She found the source, her dishwasher. I told her to immediately interview a coouple restoration pros and get their estimates and get a sense of the damages caused by this mess. She wrote back and said she thought she would sit back and attempt to dry it herself. I hope she doesnt. Laminate floors simply do not do well with water on or in them.
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I know this thread is a bit old...

But if anyone has a mold problem like this in the future, I suggest checking out VitalOxide or Biocide...

Avoid bleach at all costs as it doesn't kill undergrowth.

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I know this thread is a bit old...

But if anyone has a mold problem like this in the future, I suggest checking out VitalOxide or Biocide...

Avoid bleach at all costs as it doesn't kill undergrowth.
You are absolutely correct, avoid using bleach! It will "clean" the color from the mold spores but leave the mold. Using bleach will actually feed the mold! Use Biocide 100 or a mold bomb fogger to treat your environment. But before you do anything, make sure you have found and repaired the source of the water. No matter what you use to treat, if the water source isn't repaired the mold will return.
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You can try bleach or apple cedar.
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post #8 of Old 10-12-2018, 12:06 AM
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Yeah, this may help to remove mold from our home.
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