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    Had a client call today about an inspection I did about a month ago. They said there was "black mold" under the bathroom sink on the back of the cabinet wall. I going to look at the situation tomorrow.

    I remember the house well. There was a lot of stuff under the sink and I know there wasn't any readily visible leak from the fixture or sink drain connection.

    Now assuming the "black mold" is from a previous leak condition that had been repaired, is the "black mold" a concern now?

    I guess I'm going to have to eat this one if there is a leak from behind the wall or shutoff valves, huh?

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    Had a client call today about an inspection I did about a month ago. They said there was "black mold" under the bathroom sink on the back of the cabinet wall. I going to look at the situation tomorrow.

    I remember the house well. There was a lot of stuff under the sink and I know there wasn't any readily visible leak from the fixture or sink drain connection.

    Now assuming the "black mold" is from a previous leak condition that had been repaired, is the "black mold" a concern now?

    I guess I'm going to have to eat this one if there is a leak from behind the wall or shutoff valves, huh?

    Brian
    Black mold always becomes important to their lawyer.

    So are you wearing those x-ray glasses that allows you to see the inside of that wall?


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    Ha!

    Wish I did have x-ray vision...nevertheless. gain, if this "black mold" is old, due to a previous leak, would it be a concern?

    Brian


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    Brian, Like Rick said, you can't see inside that wall! Don't be so quick to give back your fee for something so trivial. Remember what Coaimhin Connell taught us, mold (color means nothing) is a symptom of a moisture problem, either past or present. Stop the moisture, stop the mold. I suspect the mold is surface mold and can be easily washed off with Dawn dish soap. And I suspect the cabinet is not vented at all and they probably did not use the exhaust fan enough, that could make it a condensation concern, again venting.

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    Jim Weyenberg
    HouseMaster Inc.
    NE. Wisconsin


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