Brown fibers in pantry ceiling

wispyroseMarch 12, 2014

Hi, I just moved into a new place and found these brown things in various spots of the pantry closet ceiling. The ceiling is popcorn, but the brown spots are also in the corner of the pantry where the wall is smooth. I also found what appears to be a small cocoon in the pantry. Does anyone know what this might be and how I can remove it? Thank you!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wispyrose

Another photo of the brown stuff. If anyone has an idea as to what they can be, please share. Thank you!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 9:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
emma

Could it be from a suspended ceiling that has been sprayed with the popcorn stuff? There was brown stuff inside of our panels.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 1:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
happy2b…gw

I showed this to my husband; he is quite definite in thinking it is water damage.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 2:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cindywhitall

Mold came to my mind. Is it an outside wall, or under a bathroom?

    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 7:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rrah

I also immediately thought water damage and some mold. Try cleaning it with bleach and water or hydrogen peroxide.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 8:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
wispyrose

It is under the stairway. We did have water leakage from the bathroom above, but it's maybe about 10 ft away from where the water leakage was. I have sprayed the spots with bleach. Thanks for all of your help!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2014 at 1:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grandmamaloy

Just FYI--water can run from leaks to places you never even thought of. My mind immediately went to water damage and mold. The cocoon is probably from something that likes it moist and probably not an infestation if you only found one. Did spraying with bleach help? I've used it for mold inside a bathroom wall and it seemed to work really well. Hope you're enjoying your new home now and not stressing over this :)

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 12:13PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to rid house of dog smell
I'm doing a temporary rental (sold my house finally...
lisa77429
Rescuing a non-stick frying pan with burnt on grease
Well, I let my frying pan with grease get too hot,...
junkyardgirl
Sink Scratches
My white (porcelain?) sink gets silvery scratch marks...
jinnufr
How to clean sliding window and door tracks?
How do you clean sliding window and sliding door tracks? When...
chezron
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Coffee Pot. How to clean?
It's thermal. But I can't get the coffee stains out....
Suzi AKA DesertDance
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™