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    Default Marion Berry's House

    Okay, not really but this is what I figure his crawl space would have looked like.

    What is all this powder? I'm thinking some type of rodent poison? Whatever it is I wanted no part of crawling through it. Any ideas????

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    Default Re: Marion Berry's House

    Might be lime (not the fruit). Around here, if there is a broken waste pipe and sewage spill, lime will be used to help kill any bacteria after the crawlspace has been mucked out. Dunno if it works.

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    Default Re: Marion Berry's House

    If that was Marion Barry's house, there wouldn't be a spec of white powder to be found without a powerful magnifying glass.

    Here's a site with some amusing quotes from the former Mayor of Our Nation's Capital. Who knows if they're true.

    Actual quotes taken from Mayor Marion Barry


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    Default Re: Marion Berry's House

    That was good, Thankyou for the laugh. No idea on the stuff. But I would put some in a bag and recommend the buyers have it tested.


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    Default Re: Marion Berry's House

    Hello Gents:

    I’m on board with Gunnar. It is probably lime, and I too have seen it spread after a sewerage leak.

    My opinion: BAD IDEA!

    Fascinating to think that homeowners freak out upon learning of the presence of harmless mould in their crawler, but don’t seem to be bothered about the presence of a particularly nasty compound (calcium hydroxide). Whereas I would not necessarily recommend the removal of mould from a crawlspace, I would definitely recommend abatement of this hazardous material from a crawlspace.

    But that’s just me. Others may disagree!

    Cheers!
    Caoimhín P. Connell
    Forensic Industrial Hygienist
    Forensic Industrial Hygiene

    (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.)

    AMDG


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