We recently had a flood and now our walls are starting to get mold.

Moldy walls. I tried spraying with bleach water, but it didn't get rid of it.

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  • Dfm Dfm on May 22, 2018
    call your insurance company. they may pay for having the dry wall replaced. there is a mix of half water half vinegar in a spray bottle that helped a lot at my place.
  • Dfm Dfm on May 22, 2018
    i did some investigating about 4 yrs back, bleach will kill the mold but not the mold spores. vinegar does kill the spores that spread the mold.
  • William William on May 22, 2018
    Mold usually grows inside out. You may need to remove/replace the drywall and insulation. A few inspection holes will determine if the is mold in the walls. Also check for wet insulation.
  • Shay Johnson Shay Johnson on May 22, 2018
    rmr 86 I do believe that is it
  • 27524803 27524803 on May 22, 2018
    Call your homeowners insurance.... they will take care of it for you... correctly.... in most cases... the drywall is cut away about 2 feet above the floor... or to the point that it got wet by wick-ing the water up into the material... the insulation will also have to be replaced all or partway up the walls... electrical may have to be replaced for low outlets, as well as flooring and possibly the wood studs..... the problems can go far beyond vinegar and water.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 22, 2018
    Call the insurance company, yes. Absolutely. And it’s likely inside the wall, and dangerous.
    For less significant spots, buy or borrow a clothing hand steamer and mix to parts water to one part vinegar.
  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on May 22, 2018
    OH so sorry that you are facing that. Black mold is so bad for you. be sure to wear surgical masks when you are tearing out the wall board, which I"m afraid you'll have to do.
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