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Patricia in Palmdale, California

by Jonathan

I am sure I have a mold problem in my mobile home. Back in the later 1990’s we had a major water leak under the kitchen sink. I woke up to what sounded like a waterfall, traveling through the dark in ankle high water I turned on the bathroom light too discover water flowing into the vent on the floor. My kitchen, closet, bathroom, and laundry room were full of water. We cleaned it the best we could with a water vac. However, I believe the damage was already done. Inside my closet you can touch the wall close to the floor and your fingers sink into the wall. Both bathrooms have damage also just from toilet leaks and so on. Rainy season is troubling also because all windows are leaking and I have mold in the walls of all bedrooms.


IS MY HOUSE READY TO BE CONDEMNED? HOW SAFE IS IT FOR US TOO LIVE HERE? I have been told I have psorasis but I’m wondering if it is due to the mold.

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Jonathan June 27, 2011 - 10:26 pm

Patricia, that sounds like a bad deal. What are your options? If can get out of the home, I would encourage you to do so.

Ric Bennett June 28, 2011 - 8:53 am


I was a contractor in Florida and after four hurricanes in one season mold was a real issue… I did however find a cheap and permanent way to get rid of it. Spray it liberally with a solution of bleach and water. This will kill the mold. Then mix up powdered alum and denatured alcohol in a bug sprayer and spray the heck out of everything that may have contacted it. This will seal it and keep it from being able to revive itself.. I have since done a slew of homes this way and it works great.. Good Luck,,


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