Help! Do I have mold?
I'm new to this forum. I have what I think could be mold in a home I just purchased, but I'm not sure. I looked at the home at the end of April, but on my final walk through I noticed that there was a funny smell in the basement which I didn't smell the previous 2 times I was in the home. I figured it was because it was getting warmer and humid out.
Well today I went downstairs and noticed what looked like wet areas on bottom of some of the drywall in the basement. I was able to wipe it off with my hand. It wasn't wet or anything but was kind of greenish and chalky. The walls are painted a bluish color so I am not sure if the green came from the paint or the chalky substance. Nothing looked or felt wet in the area and the carpet was totally dry. I am worried now, but I heard if it was mold it wouldn't just wipe off.
I ended up buying a dehumidifier and it has a humidity guage. It was 73%. I'm hoping removing the humidity takes care of the problem but I still want to know what the substance is. Cany anyone help?