under sink mold...Question

This is a small guest house kitchen. Separate from main house.
I observed some mold stains under the sink. It looks like it came from
a leak that has now been repaired. The undersink area is now dry
and does not smell of mold. Do I recommend a mold inspection?
My opinion is just to replace the stained drywalll… The leak has been repaired.



Mold spores are still there. Recommend removal and repair. There is evidence of mold like organisms on all three sides and base of the sink.
Usually, this is a sink base cabinet or sink base front between cabinets, why is there drywall on three sides?
Have the contractor wear the plastic gloves left there for convienence. :mrgreen:

Just make sure that they create a containment area so that they don’t spread the spores throughout the house during removal.


The whole cabinet will need to be pulled. Mold neds to be remediated to IICRC S520 standards.

Here is the link.:slight_smile:


This is funny… notice the Law was passed to protect the Public from the remediators and not mold…

Paint the cabinet and call it a day. :smiley:

Brian, you don’t paint over mold;

You remove it;

If a wall in your home has been taken over by mold you can not simply paint over it because the mold will resurface through the new paint. Kevin Bristol, President of Advance Mold Remediation
and expert in mold control with the Environmental Protection Agency, says, “you want to make sure that you get all the mold spores” before you, “go back and put on the paint”.:slight_smile:

What a crock of crap… :wink:

Mold is ubiquitous. :smiley:

Remember boys and girls, “Mold is Gold” :p[/size][/size]

What a crock of crap…

Mold is ubiquitous. :smiley:

Remember boys and girls, “Mold is Gold” :stuck_out_tongue:

OK, you can paint over it if you want.

But the EPA recommends this:

Method 3: High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum after the material has been thoroughly dried. Dispose of the contents of the HEPA vacuum in well-sealed plastic bags.
Method 4: Discard - remove water-damaged materials and seal in plastic bags while inside of containment, if present. Dispose of as normal waste. HEPA vacuum area after it is dried.


All from the EPA website you mentioned… :smiley:

This is method 2 of the cleaning protocols “Method 2: Damp-wipe surfaces with plain water or with water and detergent solution (except wood —use wood floor cleaner); scrub as needed.”

Spray some lemon Pledge on it, dry it, and paint it. :smiley:

If mold was as Deadly as some here would have you believe, it would be on every news channel in every city every day of the week.

But what is on TV News today is Bed Bugs, which for the most part are not even a Health Risk, mostly just annoying. (hmm a lot like me…hhahahah :cool:)

Well since you like to pick and choose the words of anything to fit your fancy, I will choose mine from the same website.

Use professional judgment:)

just don’t lick it…

Jim, is that a word of wisdom from experience?:mrgreen::wink:

Brian Bed Bug Kelly…That has a ring to it. :smiley:

that’s the kind of name that could stick…


hahahhahha you devil hahahahahahaha :twisted: