Mold

How to Prevent Bathroom Mold

LESLIE: Chris in Colorado is on the line wanting to prevent bathroom mold. Tell us about it. CHRIS: Well, I have tenants living in a rental of mine and as it turns out, I think there were several people using the shower downstairs. And subsequently, we’ve got a lot of mold on the walls. They’re…

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Getting Rid of Refrigerator Odor

LESLIE: Going out to Wisconsin, right now, where Beth is dealing with refrigerator odor. Beth, you’ve tried everything. What’s going on? BETH: I’ve had the stinkiness for about a month now. I keep washing it down and the stink still stays. I put baking soda in it. Nothing’s getting rid of it. I was wondering…

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Removing Efflorescence from Walls

LESLIE: Alright. We’ve got Jerry in Massachusetts on the line who needs some help removing efflorescence from walls in the basement. What can we do for you? JERRY: I’ve got some efflorescence on the cement walls in the basement. For years, I – when I built the house, I didn’t put gutters up; I had…

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Algea or Mold: How to Get Rid of Dark Spots on Deck

LESLIE: Now we’ve got Eleanor in Virginia on the line with a question about dark spots on deck. How can we help you today? ELEANOR: We have Trex Decking on our – for our deck, which is – and also the porch – screened-in porch. But on the deck – which is not covered by…

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Do-it-Yourself Mold Removal

Finding mold in your home can be pretty scary.  But while many molds are generally harmless, some can contain mycotoxins and be harmful, which is why it’s smart to identify the source of a mold problem and take steps to remove it.  But is removing mold a DIY project or one that requires the specialized…

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Seal Composite Trim to Prevent Mold Growth?

LESLIE: Rick in New Jersey wants to know if he should seal composite trim to prevent mold growth. How can we help you today? RICK: When our house was built, in place of the usual wooden boards that are used to trim around the edges of the roofs and around the bottom of the house,…

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Durability of Composite Decking

LESLIE: Now we’ve got Johanna from Michigan who wants to get out and enjoy the deck and has a question about the durability of composite decking. How can we help you with that project? JOHANNA: Hey. We’re getting ready to put a deck on the back of our house. It’s going to be about 20×20.…

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How to Get Rid of Mold on Caulking

LESLIE: We’ve got Sue from New York who’s dealing with some moldy caulking. Tell us what’s going on with the mold on caulking. SUE: I have a bathroom that has mold all over the caulking. TOM: OK. SUE: I’ve tried bleach and water but I was wondering if there’s something else I can do to…

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Make Mold Disappear from Decks, Siding & Sidewalks #0618181

TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: And what are you working on on this beautiful summer weekend? If it’s your house, you’re in exactly the right place because that’s what we’re doing, too. In fact, it…

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How to Get Rid of Bathroom Mold

LESLIE: John is on the line and he’s dealing with how to get rid of bathroom mold. Tell us what’s going on. JOHN: I have a mold problem around my shower door. I bought the house two years ago. I stripped all the caulking out when I had the mold problem. I’ve put caulking in…

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