Mold Remediation

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Posted by: from Calgary
6/16/2011 at 8:55:41 PM

I recently had a contractor tell me that the mold spots we are seeing in insulation caused by condensation are not actually the mold but feces created by the mold. I am not sure of the credibility of this and can't find anything in my research to confirm it. Is this true about mold?

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Date/Time6/17/2011 at 9:53:20 AM

Hi Karen,

Thats a new one to me. I didn't think that mould required a toilet. If you see the spots on the insulation then it is probably the mould itself. Mould loves humid areas so if there is water in the walls then you will most likely find mould. The contractor should be removing and disposing of the moulded material, fixing the situation that caused the mould to poop in the first place and then replacing the material with new.

Good luck,


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Karen in Calgary
Date/Time6/17/2011 at 3:08:24 PM

Thanks for your response, Jay. This was just one of the red flags with this particular contractor that were telling me this guy isn't the "specialist" he wanted me to believe. The problem will certainly be remediated but not by this fellow. This was just so far from my knowledge of fungus that I just had find out if I was off the mark or he was.


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Date/Time6/19/2011 at 4:54:25 PM

Hi,Stewart here of Sct floorcoverings.Mold will grow anywhere their is Moisture.It does not like sand ! Remove any items with mold on them-Keep all areas in the house dry and well ventelated- Incorperate materials that contain Sand in high moisture exposure areas. leave bathroom door open,or window after showering so that dry air will dry up the steam and condensation.

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Date/Time8/1/2011 at 1:18:04 AM

Remove old drywall and replace with new insulation,6mil vapor barrier and humitex mold resistant drywall. Humitex is blue in color and will resist mold from growing again. It's a pricey drywall but you won't have anymore issues with mold.

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