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Black Mold on Wood Trim

I am noticing what looks like black mold (looks like a black spray paint can sputtered on the wood) on the wood trimming around my home. The areas that are closest to the ground, the wood is becoming like paper behind. What do I do? My home is 8 years old. Could it have been built with the mold already? I thank you for any help you can give.

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September 22, 20110 found this helpful

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Take a simple paper painters mask and eye protection, and some dawn dishwashing liquid and water and wash it away. If you want, you can also go to the local hardware store and get some KILZ and paint over the spot that is now clean. This will help. You might also look outside and see what is out there.

Do you have mold out side on that spot? If so, you may have to do some renovating and see where it is in between. It might be something as simple as a small water leak from a window or drain pipes that are no longer working.

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Mold is living, and will come back. You simply have to watch for it. However, if you feel unsafe, you can take a sample to a local lab and see if it's the kind you should be concerned about.

Concern runs the gambit between abject terror and ignorance of the problem.

Find your comfort zone and deal with it just as if it were mice or roaches. You sound like you caught it early. That is always good.

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March 24, 20150 found this helpful

Black mold is a kind of fungus that grow from tiny spores. Whenever and whereever they get proper temperature, spores area and excess moisture, they will start growing. There might be chances that mold which are around your home can start growing inside your house. Best way to prevent mold growth is to control dampness. Keep your home well-ventilated.

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