How do I deal with mold under laminate flooring?
I have laminate flooring on my finished basement (I know, bad idea, but it was like that when I bought the house). During a heavy storm in August, some water leaked through the foundation, and remained unnoticed until recently, when some mold formation became apparent at the edge of some basebords. I removed the baseboards and a good strip of drywall and insulation, which were all soggy and moldy, a few weeks ago. Yesterday I noticed that some mold had also formed on the edge of the baseboards on the adjacent wall. I removed the baseboards, and sure enough there was mold trapped behind them. I think this is because water seeped under the laminate floor, and then got to the other wall by wicking. All seems to be dry now, so I'm about to installnew drywall, insulation and baseboards. However, my concern is about the mold trapped under the laminate floor. Could this mold be or turn into a serious problem, even if there is no more water coming in ?Is there any chemical that I can somehow blow under the floor to kill the mold ?Or should I consider removing the laminate altogether, even though it's less than a year old ?
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