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Old 12-22-2017, 02:01 PM   #1
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Good afternoon guys. Going over to a house in Michigan to give a quote for a bathroom remodel. I was given pictures by the homeowner asking me if I knew anything about getting rid of mold. The homeowner wanted to store something in her attic and noticed her wood wasn't " the color of wood" anymore. I'm going over there obviously check to see if maybe the bathroom vents aren't correctly vented but .. this can't all be mold can it?

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Old 12-22-2017, 02:28 PM   #2
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Sure looks like it. Wow.

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Sure looks like it. Wow.
The insulation was done by a large contracting company in Michigan they said they were going to take care of it for the last year... 2012 the roof was done and I'm assuming this is the first time she ever looked up there.

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RUN! That is a major issue there, from the pictures. That is not a "afternoon" clean-up. Before it is done, I am willing to bet that there will be some court time involved!
Has she spoke to her Insurance Co. yet? Moisture issue/ventilation/insulation/clean-up/removal/ who is to blame? Or paying the bill?
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RUN! That is a major issue there, from the pictures. That is not a "afternoon" clean-up. Before it is done, I am willing to bet that there will be some court time involved!
Has she spoke to her Insurance Co. yet? Moisture issue/ventilation/insulation/clean-up/removal/ who is to blame? Or paying the bill?
I will find all this out Tuesday she has spoken with the company that did the insulation which I believe also did the roof in 2012. I put microban on smaller areas and or replaced all together but this is crazy.. Probably going to have to call a pro in on this one. Thanks for your reply

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I'm with Dave on this one. This is personal opinion, not professional, but from what I know of mold (and from the looks of it, black mold), there's a serious health issue there. Trying to do just a simple clean up might land you in some hot water. Unless you're up to date on proper mold removal, I'd stray from that job.
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I'm with Dave on this one. This is personal opinion, not professional, but from what I know of mold (and from the looks of it, black mold), there's a serious health issue there. Trying to do just a simple clean up might land you in some hot water. Unless you're up to date on proper mold removal, I'd stray from that job.
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I appreciate and welcome all your replies. This is a single woman that's been taken advantage of for numerous years on Home Improvement projects.

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I appreciate and welcome all your replies. This is a single woman that's been taken advantage of for numerous years on Home Improvement projects.

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Good on you for trying to help her, but like everyone up there ^^^ said, don't touch it yourself. You're buying all sorts of trouble if you do anything other than hand her a list of remediation companies.
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If that is the sheeting, it may call for an entire reroof. It also may have migrated into the rest of the house by spores.

I live in mold central and haven't seen anything like that. Even in bad leaky homes.

The only positive is you can't know if it is "black mold", just because it is black. Only with testing, so there may be a bit of hope.

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Limited photos, but looks like no ventilation in that roof. It appears it'll need insulation vacuumed out and entire space treated, at a minimum. Or new roof. Sounds like a summer job. Be careful with this one.
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Sure looks like it. Wow.


Yeah man for sure. That’s full respirator and FEMA for sure.


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Limited photos, but looks like no ventilation in that roof. It appears it'll need insulation vacuumed out and entire space treated, at a minimum. Or new roof. Sounds like a summer job. Be careful with this one.
Thanks for your input many times when I do a siding job the overhang isn't properly ventilated, usually the lack of baffles let's insulation fall out into the overhang and block up any air flow. I will be posting my findings on Tuesday. Wednesday at the latest thanks for your input.

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I'm with Dave on this one. This is personal opinion, not professional, but from what I know of mold (and from the looks of it, black mold), there's a serious health issue there. Trying to do just a simple clean up might land you in some hot water. Unless you're up to date on proper mold removal, I'd stray from that job.
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I REALLY hate to be callous but my experience has taught me that single women of a certain age are usually their own worst enemy with home improvement due to too much HGTV.

As my mother frequently told me, if you’re gonna dine with the devil bring a long spoon. (Be careful)
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I REALLY hate to be callous but my experience has taught me that single women of a certain age are usually their own worst enemy with home improvement due to too much HGTV.

As my mother frequently told me, if you’re gonna dine with the devil bring a long spoon. (Be careful)
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Yes, you have at least 2 kinds of mold there. I don't see indications of the infamous "black mold".

The roof decking appears to be ply. I'd check the stamp to see if It's treated with a fire retardant (required in some jurisdictions. Excessive heat can cause these to degrade.

It's striking the discoloration is much worse on the decking vs rafters.
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mold needs moisture to grow. find the source. if it gets dry up there, the old mold my be ok as long as its not disturbed.
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I’ve seen that with damp crawl spaces, but question how it could be so damp in an attic space.

Is it localized to a section or located throughout the attic?


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I’ve seen that with damp crawl spaces, but question how it could be so damp in an attic space.

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The whole attic!

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I REALLY hate to be callous but my experience has taught me that single women of a certain age are usually their own worst enemy with home improvement due to too much HGTV.

As my mother frequently told me, if you’re gonna dine with the devil bring a long spoon. (Be careful)
I've ran into this issue several times lately. The tip off is when they say "it should only take an hour or two to do the project"

Never heard the spoon thing (why the long spoon?)
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I've ran into this issue several times lately. The tip off is when they say "it should only take an hour or two to do the project"

Never heard the spoon thing (why the long spoon?)
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