sump pump /water /mould?

bronxbillJuly 5, 2010

My sump pump overflowed - getting ready to replace it BUT my question is - the wall on both sides (sump pump is in a closet)had black water spots or maybe it was mould - I cleaned it up - all the water is gone but today 4 days later the mould on both sides of the wall came back. I don't know if that is actually mould or just that the wall is not completely dry even though the floor and rug is dry. What am I up against - do I have to tear out the sheet rock and repair or should I wait & see if the water spots /mould? finally disappear after it has completey dried.

Thanks for any input


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misspelled should be mold / not mould

    Bookmark   July 5, 2010 at 10:37AM
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You have to cut out at least part of the sheet rock, what you are cleaning is just surface mold you have to remove what got into the center.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2010 at 5:52PM
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Thanks shacko: That's what I figured. It is a small area 2'x 3' and I dried it real good and cleaned it real good. Just going to wait about a week or two to see if the mold comes back - so far 4 days and it's ok. But I will replace it if I have to.
Thanks again

    Bookmark   July 7, 2010 at 9:55PM
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I think you are making a mistake, the mold is still growing inside the wall, you have to remember that mold is a health problem!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 5:49PM
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Get rid of the mold, and every thing it touched. The black mold is very bad for you, wear a good mask. It will get into your lungs and that is not good.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 10:04PM
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