suspecting molds

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Posted by: from Burnaby
1/17/2008 at 2:13:23 AM

I suspect there is mold growth in the bathroom and bedrooms, but it doesn't smell.

Who should I ask for help? I am in vancouver area.


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Date/Time1/20/2008 at 6:08:54 PM

What is your evidence of mold?

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K in Burnaby
Date/Time1/20/2008 at 6:40:35 PM

hi, thomas

honestly I am not very sure what mold would look like on a building, but we have a huge area of black spots(big and small) on the wood by the window sills and also black spots on the window sills.

also I noticed the same situation in some of the bedrooms.

I tried to clean it, but couldn't get rid of them.

does this sound like mold growth?

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Home Handy in Kelowna
Date/Time1/25/2008 at 3:03:27 PM

Yes, it is mold likely caused by condensation.

Use a 1/3 solution of 1 part vinager 1 part bleach 1 part water, apply with sponge dampened with solution, this will remove the surface mold. Once removed seal surfaces with a Zinser (bulls eye) product. and repaint.

The condenstion can be controlled by caulking your exterior around window (silicone or elastomeric). Remove the interior casing and use a "double" expanding insulating foam. (caution triple expanding will buckle a vinyl window frame) or be safe and stuff in pink fiberglass or Roxul (better). Re-install window casing and seal with a latex caulking.

Hope this helps.

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