Asked on Nov 8, 2012

Need to replace my floors after Sandy Have a mold question

Hotheadzmarine.williamsonKathleen MWoodbridge Environmental


My single story slab built home is on a lagoon and during Sandy the lagoon flooded over bulkhead and came into house...... only about 1.5 inches ( so very blessed ) but it entered every room/ closet. I had a mixture of laminate, carpet and ceramic. Obviously I removed carpeting pronto, Ceramic is fine but still have the laminate which is warping . I was set to have the floors ripped out and lay new but was told I can't lay the new bamboo floor until a mold remediation of walls has been done.......... omg Is this true? Does anyone have experience with this?
There is no chance of me getting servpro or servicemaster ( already on wait lists ) here for weeks with a moisture sensor, possibly months and I can't see me living on top of my slab for months without a floor
8 answers
  • Ideally you need to rip out anything that has been wet and or damaged first. Then assess all the issues before you put in anything new. I sent you an email with my number. Call me and I will explain it in more detail.

  • im afraidthat water is always going to be a problem.whats important is to demo alll the wet sheetrock so you can expose the studs in the walls and get them dried out befor said mold can get away from you .and since your on a slab those are to me to be more important to me then yes get a mold eterant before you remodle and sorry about your damages.we dont get hit with much of that in oregon.

  • Kathleen M
    on Nov 10, 2012

    @Woodbridge Environmental aka Bob, Thanks for your msg and offer of help, My husband will be calling you this morning. Last four digits of phone number is 0875 his name is Rich. @Wishful creation and design.... thank you also. Our damages are really nothing compared to what we are surrounded by, It's like living in a war zone just three streets from my house~ some people don't even have homes left or what is left has been condemned :( and some homes are just missing along with boats, jet skis... a mess. Water is a powerful thing that is for sure. Hardest part was losing mementos and photographs.... 35 years worth of photos... that was hard but everything else is just inconvenience in the grand scope of things.

  • Kathleen M
    on Nov 11, 2012

    @Wishful Creation and Design~ thanks for your response, I have a friend who was hospitalized last year for mold in her lungs her house was so bad, don't want that to be me.... for sure!

  • Kathleen M
    on Nov 11, 2012

    @Woodbridge Environmental, Bob, your last two emails to me were unreadable for some reason. ?

  • Hi, I sent an email to HT team, they will be looking into why your getting my emails back in that form. It could be a program glitch. Anyway, See you tomorrow @10-11 AM. Bob

  • Kathleen M
    on Nov 12, 2012

    Thanks again Bob!

  • Hotheadzmarine.williamson
    on Apr 14, 2015

    Seriously I would not take any chances. Remove anything that got wet.. trust me we purchased a home that had water damage that was not repaired or disclosed. . And now we have to gut the entire house due to mold growing between the sheetrock and brick walls you couldn't see. You can by a moisture meter at lowes to test but.. beware nothing is full proof. . Had a Mold co. Come out and found nothing after being sick.. and we decided to rip out a wall and there it was.🚑

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