I'm just curious if anyone has experienced mold in their homes, and what they had to do to have it removed? The episode showed that the walls did not have to be removed. We recently have been having a mold problem, I'm pregnant and I'm concerned for my family's health especially my baby's. We had someone come and take a look and he said he would have to remove the walls. Can anyone tell me if this method sounds legit and safe?
Do you mean they want to remove the walls to locate the mold or only to remediate it?
I originally posted about this episode/issue back on 5/8, under the DOD thread entitled, Love the new style of show, below. When I talked about removing the small piece of the wall they filmed, I meant to remediate/remove the mold, only.
IMHO, if they'd done that, they could have easily used a scope camera of some sort to locate any additional mold and insure they'd removed all of it. If the homeowner had any additional concerns about mold in other locations, a scope camera could have been inserted after opening a small hole and later patching the drywall. (Forgive me, I don't remember the exact procedure used on the episode to check the room, if any.)
Bleach is typically used to remove it. I spoke with an expert prior to originally posting and don't believe for a second either the line about not having to remove any portion whatsoever of the wall and/or using a new removal agent. (To me btw, that's code for we're charging you more.) I don't have an issue so they had no reason not to give me the straight scoop. Plus, it was a very close family member.
In the episode, IIRC, they didn't even need to properly repair the drywall (if they had removed it) b/c they were inserting a built-in directly in front of that location. Obviously, you'll want to take appropriate precautions if bleach is used but, IMHO, it's not that big of a deal. If either you or your doctor is concerned, then an alternative removal agent can be substituted.
Only my .02 -
P.S. Congratulations and best of luck with the new little one -This message has been edited. Last edited by: bballdays,
IMO, mold always requires an expert opinion. It can be just a minor, eaily fixed thing, or a huge and expensive problem.
Friend of mine bought a condo in Malibu and spent many thousands getting rid of the mold and reconstructing the place because it had to literally be taken down to the studs in some rooms. She took me thru it (I was going to help w/ the decorating) at the beginning and we had to wear protection to even go in. I'd have passed, but she went ahead and bought it, redid it beautifully and loves it.
ITA, doodles. It's definitely not a do-it-yourself undertaking. (Hope my post didn't imply that.)
Sounds as if magjie received one opinion and was curious about the procedure used on the DOD episode, wherein they didn't remove the walls. Although I don't remember all of the details, I didn't believe the DOD expert went far enough but that was only MHO.
Incidentally, glad you mentioned the need for appropriate protection in your post. Was thinking about that earlier and forgot to include it. Assumed her expert would provide the appropriate gear.
Even if you consult an expert, it's important to be an informed consumer, IMHO, and ask them how they can be certain they've removed it all, if they don't remove even a small section of wall (like the DOD episode).
Good luck with everything, magjie. Let us know how it works out -This message has been edited. Last edited by: bballdays,
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