COMMUNITY FORUM

Kelowna

07:23AM | 11/29/04
Member Since: 11/28/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
I recently had a water leak in my crawl space. It's hard to tell how long the water was leaking as I don't go DOWN there often. I estimate it was leaking for 2 months. The leak is now reapaired, but there is a lot of mold. The flooring of the crawl space is dirt and the gap between the dirt and the roof is about 2 feet high. The smell is pungent throughout the house. Any suggestion as to how to get rid of the smell and more importantly the mold?

Thanks!

theeagle

08:13AM | 11/29/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
put a bleach/water solution of 10 parts water and one part bleach into a spray bottle.

don't forget to wear disposable clothes due to your crawling in there.

spray this on the mold and leave for a day.

this should help to kill most of it.the mold should change color when sprayed. what you need too is to put 6 mil palstic on that dirt and seal around the edges to the foundation with accousticle caulk and the red tuck tape.

you could use frebreeze or nil odour to kill some of the smell, but it would be better to air out the house to exchange out the mold spores in the air as well as the bleach smell that will rise up into the living space.


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2