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Question DetailsAsked on 10/11/2014

I see bubbled walls after it rains and the room will often have a moldy smell if not worse, is it mold?

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Sounds like you have a leak letting a substantial amount of water into the walls - so you first need to track back to that. The moldy smell would be mildew/mold - and the "or worse" could be fungal growth in the wood because of repeated rewetting keeping it wet enough for fungus to thrive.

Aince it sounds like you have a substantial issues here, I would Search the List for a mold/mildew remediation contractor with good reviews to track the source, then have them holdoff on fixing it till you can get a Roofer or Window or Siding repair person - whichever it turnn out you need - to fix the leak, then get the mold/mildew/fungal issue cleared up by the mold remediation contractor, then drywall and such repair and repainting after that.

Or, if you want it possibly (though maybe not the actual leak repair) by one contractor, a Water and Smoke Damage contractor should be able to track the source, remove mildewy material, and install the replacement drywall and painting - and possibly flooring/carpet if needed, too.

Bear in mind if this is due to a long-term leak with progresive damage (as opposed to a one-time leak), your homeowner's insurance will usually NOT cover it - check your policy.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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