Dreaded Damp (1 Viewer)

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Bertyboy

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Hi All Funsters,
Have just been into my Pilote explorateur that I recently purchased an upon opening one of the wardrobe found a degree of mould on the inside wall. It is a puzzle because it is not an outside panel. I can only think back in October we did have water ingress from a badly fitted solar panel could it be it did not dry out properly and the mould has formed because of it?
How do I clean it so that it kills it off and what is the best way to dry it out and treat.
IN PANIC GLAD OF HELP.

Bertboy
 

MikeD

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Leave the doors of the cupboards open to aid air flow and check with a damp meter.

Hopefully your leak has been cured and the problem is just musty air/condensation.
 
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138go

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White Vinegar will get rid of mould and it is not as dangerous as using neat bleach. Until you have cleaned the cupboard out completely and washed down all the surfaces don't create any drafts and be careful when moving about. Air flow can spread the spours of mould. Once everything is clean you need ventilation to stop it so leave cupboard doors open.

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Lenny HB

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Not sure about the construction but the mould coming back suggests there is wet timber behind the wallboard only course of action to be sure is to strip the wallboard off.
 
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Puddleduck

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Once you have treated the mould then check with a damp meter. Obviously once the treatment is dry.
 
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