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    This is a sub floor i found today would you call this mold or?????

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    Feb 2009
    Southern Vancouver Island

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    If dry now, I would call it water-stained from a past leak. If it is still wet, it's a leak. If there are fruiting bodies of mould that can be wiped with a finger, then I call it active mold growth.
    But there are places you are advised to say mold-like or some other wishy washy term unless you have a PhD in moldology.

    OSB takes 10 times longer than plywood to dry out. So that subfloor may need to be replaced if the moisture content is still over 20%.

    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455

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    Spring Hill (Nashville), TN

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    Did you check it with a moisture meter? Looks wet to me...

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN

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    For what it’s worth – I don’t see any mould.

    Caoimhín P. Connell
    PhD, Moldology
    Forensic Industrial Hygienist
    Forensic Applications Consulting Technologies, Inc. - Home

    (The opinions expressed here are exclusively my personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect my professional opinion, opinion of my employer, agency, peers, or professional affiliates. The above post is for information only and does not reflect professional advice and is not intended to supercede the professional advice of others.)



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