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Old 01-27-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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Well rain in south carolina has been abundant this season. Found a leak in the roof this past weekend. Leaked into the cabinet by the bed and through the cabinet...well I patched the roof...now how to help the cabinet and water damage and mildew smell....HELP!!!!!!
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:00 PM   #2
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Well rain in south carolina has been abundant this season. Found a leak in the roof this past weekend. Leaked into the cabinet by the bed and through the cabinet...well I patched the roof...now how to help the cabinet and water damage and mildew smell....HELP!!!!!!
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Open the door/drawer of the cabinet and heat the interior of the RV with a vent or a window open slightly.
OR run a dehumidifier in the tightly closed RV.
(In either case running a fan or two will speed the drying process).
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:03 AM   #3
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Open the door/drawer of the cabinet and heat the interior of the RV with a vent or a window open slightly.
OR run a dehumidifier in the tightly closed RV.
(In either case running a fan or two will speed the drying process).
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Thank you! Have had the cupboard open since Friday! Now need to find something to help with the mold and smell!
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I would start out by putting on a mask. Make sure you cover and or tape off the area for over spray. Then spray the area with the mold w/ Bleach. Then some sort of cleaner to get rid of the bleach smell unless you like the smell.
We/I did a lot of Sheetrock at the place I used to work at. I also had the problem in the front closet in the S&B I actually did it twice and after getting it dried I primed (Latex) and also used a Latex Paint. No signs of it reoccurring, 4 years ago.
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I would start out by putting on a mask. Make sure you cover and or tape off the area for over spray. Then spray the area with the mold w/ Bleach. Then some sort of cleaner to get rid of the bleach smell unless you like the smell.
We/I did a lot of Sheetrock at the place I used to work at. I also had the problem in the front closet in the S&B I actually did it twice and after getting it dried I primed (Latex) and also used a Latex Paint. No signs of it reoccurring, 4 years ago.
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Thank you! I will have to try this. I am currently living in it so will need to open windows and keep the furr kids away! Hoping that i got the roof repaired enough for this to not happen again...ugh
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See if a local rental supply rents an Ozone machine they will not only remove the smell but the mold as well
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I have been fortunate to have no leaks in my MH. I am thinking of redoing the seams this summer, 32 years is pretty good for the product the Manufacture used back then.
I also hope you got them fixed, Can't be anything worse that a roof leak...
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Yes a roof leak while it is still raining! We put silicone on the areas that looked to be damaged. Going to have to looking to getting it fix/replaced this year...ugh Hope i can afford it.
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See if a local rental supply rents an Ozone machine they will not only remove the smell but the mold as well
Very safe and effective method.
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Concrobium can be bought at Home Depot or Lowes in either spray or powder to mix. It works great on the mold spray and will not stain your walls or carpet. Used it in my Son's basement and took all the smell away. The dehumidifier is also a good idea though.


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Concrobium can be bought at Home Depot or Lowes in either spray or powder to mix. It works great on the mold spray and will not stain your walls or carpet. Used it in my Son's basement and took all the smell away. The dehumidifier is also a good idea though.


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Concrobium is one of the best products for killing mold. Be careful if you use the ozone machine I understand they can deplete the oxygen in the air having a adverse affect on plants and animals. To help dry the area get some Damp Rid or some other Silica product.
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Wonderful i will pick some of that up this weekend! Thank you for your help!
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