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    Default Penicillum Mold on Attic Roof decking

    Can anyone tell me how to clean penicillum mold off my attic roof decking?

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    Default Re: Penicillum Mold on Attic Roof decking

    The EPA has some information that is useful without all the scare tactics others try.

    Cleanup Guidelines | A Brief Guide to Mold | US Environmental Protection Agency

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    Default Re: Penicillum Mold on Attic Roof decking

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith View Post
    Can anyone tell me how to clean penicillum mold off my attic roof decking?
    That sounds like good mold to me, why would you want to get rid of it??
    How did you manage to identify the genera?


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    Default Re: Penicillum Mold on Attic Roof decking

    We bought a test kit from Lowe's and sent it to the lab-


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    Default Re: Penicillum Mold on Attic Roof decking

    Before removing it you should be asking why it is there and tackle the cause.

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    Default Re: Penicillum Mold on Attic Roof decking

    Yes, thank you Eric. The attic was not properly ventilated-so we have added vents and sprayed peroxide on it-but now we need to clean it off somehow. I have enclosed a photo

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    Default Re: Penicillum Mold on Attic Roof decking

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    and sprayed peroxide on it-but now we need to clean it off somehow.
    Why do you need to clean it off somehow?

    Have you had everyone in your family tested and found that a family member is allergic to it?

    Or is it a result of the old and faded "Mold is Gold" mania which went around a number of years ago, which is mostly faded out now that the lawyers have sucked most of the money out of it, and most of what was left by the lawyers was sucked out by the "Mold is Gold" 'certified' (by virtue of a 4 hour course) 'mold inspectors'?

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    Default Re: Penicillum Mold on Attic Roof decking

    The mold-mania is still alive and well around here. Nobody wants to hear that a house has it and for good reason. It will sink your resale value if you just accept it and live with it because future buyers won't want to deal with it.

    If you have plans to sell in the future, it would be in your best selling interests to remove it. There are many who will pooh-pooh the whole mold thing and I do think it can be a bit overblown. But, the media has created such a doom-and-gloom air about the word "mold". It's more than I can hope to overcome during the course of a 3-4 hour home inspection so I just give people information, things to think about, and let them make the decision.

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    I am putting the house up for sale and I am sure with the mold scare it would be an issue. The mold boogeyman!


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