Black Mold behind Plastic Bathtub Surround – Bathroom Demolition and Remodeling

Click on link for more bathroom repair and remodeling ideas. There’s a good chance that I’m going to find mold or wood rot, lurking behind the tile or plastic tub surround. It’s hard to imagine how wet and damp some of these areas can stay, but the more the bath tub or shower is used, the wetter these areas will become in mold loves moisture. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to seal up any damaged areas where grout or caulking is missing, broken or damaged.

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  1. houseinspectionhelp
    March 15, 2010

    I've seen this before.

  2. gregvancom
    March 16, 2010

    You no it.

  3. Michael Feicco
    December 30, 2010

    informative, thank you.

  4. ayemaya75
    May 28, 2011

    How is this a scam?

  5. Open Fire
    July 21, 2011

    me and my gf live in a basement apartment there is moisture coming underneath the baseboard which is connected to a cold room i found some weird what looks like a hairball but definitely had mold on it

  6. gregvancom
    July 21, 2011

    @Smodes88 That's all it takes, little moisture and a little warmth and you've got mold.

  7. M M
    August 6, 2015

    Hi, I have a 3' x 3' hole on my bathtub tiled surround cause by water damage. The backer board and tiles came crashing down one day and now I have temporarily sealed it off with a plastic tarp. My question is since I will be doing a complete remodel soon, what do I do to clean and kill the mold on the studs and bricks? My exterior walls are cement bricks and it was leaking for years so I am sure it has a lot of mold. Thanks.

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