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Old 05-09-2011, 10:38 AM  
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There must be some place that is leaking. It may be best to hire a professional to find the source and fix this


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Old 05-09-2011, 11:19 AM  
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There must be some place that is leaking. It may be best to hire a professional to find the source and fix this
It doesn't need to be a leak! Very often it is condensation forming on a cold pipe in winter, that drips down making whatever wet... then mold grows.

However, you do not expect that in a bedroom wall, a small patch is usually down to condensation, caused by cold wall, lack of insulation, lack of warm air circulation.

With most of this type, the mold dies during the warm days of summer.

Perhaps we will get an update later this year?


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I would just like to add. If the drywall feels soft when you push on it, more than likely it needs to be replaced and you will be looking at water behind it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:41 PM  
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I have an issue with reoccurring mold/mildew in my concrete utility sink in my basement. I believe it started when I treid cleaning my sink with a bio-degradable soap. I've tried bleach, and even clr ,and liquid plumber they all remove the mold/mildew but in days it's back. I'm about to trow out my sink and buy a new one.
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If the bleach and clr wont' get it out then you should replace it
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First, you have to search the area is there are any leaks or possible ways that can bring moisture or water to that area. Then, you can clean it with a cleaning solution and make sure to dry it thoroughly.


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