Hiding Mold...it's there, you just have to look for it!

Home Builder with B/P Services Group, Inc

B/P Services Group, Inc had taken on a bathroom renovation and kitchen ceiling repair in West Palm Beach through a referral.  The owner was very nice and happy to find a contractor that handles both mold issues as well as general contracting

The kitchen ceiling, as shown, had a damaged drywall ceiling due to the apt above's water heater that gave way. 

After doing a physical inspection, the ceiling in the adjacent bathroom looked a little discolored, but not black to the point of obvious.  I made an inspection hole in the ceiling and behold!, mold throughout the discoloration on the backside of the drywall.  Thought it was over?  nah!

Mold on the top side of the drywall ceiling!


We basically gutted the bathroom not to take any chances whatsoever.

In the smaller bathroom, (which we were originally going to replace the vanity, tiles, toilet and mirror) we started to remove the mirror and vanity and found this behind it!


One cannot see what is going on behind the vanity cabinet and mirror.  The bathroom appeared to be weathered but in good condition. We had to gut this bathroom as well.

The molded drywall was removed, bagged and disposed.  The wood studs and framing were cleaned using a microbial and covered with a shellac based primer to avoid mold growing back at a later time.

We also ran an air scrubber for 2 days in each room to keep things clean before the mold clearance testing.

B/P Services Group, Inc is a certified general contractor and mold remediation contractor located in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Comments (2)

Ilyce Glink
Think Glink Media - Chicago, IL
Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Thanks for posting, Anthony! For anyone interested in inspecting his or her home for mold and moisture, check out my YouTube video "Inspecting Your Home For Moisture". Hope this offers some good tips!

Oct 20, 2008 12:08 PM
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
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Welcome to Active Rain, I'm so glad I found you guys on here, it really gives me another avenue and source for information.  Kepp on blogging.

Nov 16, 2008 12:07 PM