Super-soaker - Posted by rm

Posted by Silly boy!! on July 25, 2003 at 21:27:34:

"Any suggestions…"
yeah, stop asking the same question in the same forum in such a short period of time…it may take a few days to get someone to reply to you. Be patient.

Super-soaker - Posted by rm

Posted by rm on July 25, 2003 at 20:51:15:

With even HUD now listing “water-infiltration” on their listings, are their any industry standards or guidelines for rehabbing a property that’s had a massive plumbing leak?

I just bought one that looks like it may have been leaking for a few weeks. There’s mold in the basement (up in the floor joists).

We plan to have it sprayed (Tyvek suits, etc.) and we’ll double- or triple-Kilz it?

Have you had any experience with this?

Any suggestions for preventing any mold/water-related problems in the future?

The last thing I want is to hear about this 3 years later.


Re: Super-soaker - Posted by Big Daddy

Posted by Big Daddy on July 25, 2003 at 21:39:51:

After you treat and remove the mold, a dehumidifier will work wonders for you, and a fan to circulate the air. I basically had the same problem as you - and I put in the dehumidifier and ran it’s drain hose to a floor drain, so there’s no emptying it’s bucket (very convienent) and I installed a small low profile ceiling fan - which stays on low all the time.