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Uh oh mold ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 07, 2019 08:29AM
A slow leak under my bathroom sink was finally discovered and... yeah, it's kind of mold smelling in there. No active visible blooms but eeech. Yeah, I fixed the busted piece of PVC but....

How the heck do I get the smell out of there ? I'm thinking bleach cleaners (with good ventilation). But.. the area under the cabinet is probably damp. I think I'm gonna have to pull the cabinet bottom to dry the area out and then clean it ?
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Re: Uh oh mold ?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 07, 2019 09:22AM
Low humidity should be on your side. This is as much or as little work as you want it to be. The low end being just pointing a fan under the sink



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Re: Uh oh mold ?
Posted by: clay
Date: November 07, 2019 09:28AM
Yeah, just get it dried out ASAP and then cleaned as you suggest (with bleach-based product). Keep an eye (and nose) on it for the coming weeks, but you might be fine with these simple steps.
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Re: Uh oh mold ?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 07, 2019 10:38AM
Once the mold is removed, use baking soda.



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Re: Uh oh mold ?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: November 07, 2019 11:17AM
WD-40 & duct tape!smiley-laughing001

Seriously, a fan should dry it out now that your furnace is running.



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Re: Uh oh mold ?
Posted by: rz
Date: November 07, 2019 12:02PM
yeah, I wouldn't worry too much. We had some mold recently where a sprinkler was spraying the front of our house (concrete block) and a crack developed in the mortar and it got to the drywall in the closet behind it. It was easily fixed by sealing the mortar, and cutting a small piece of drywall to replace the moldy piece. Sprayed some bleach after taking out the old drywall, let it dry, then replaced it.
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Re: Uh oh mold ?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 07, 2019 12:32PM
Check into sodium borate or borax. That's what my termite guy uses on mold under houses.
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Re: Uh oh mold ?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 07, 2019 01:03PM
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Dennis S
Check into sodium borate or borax. That's what my termite guy uses on mold under houses.

agree smiley



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