Do I need a mold specialist, a window guy, a general contractor, or all three?
August 7, 2012 9:00 AM Subscribe
I have to replace a rotted out bathroom window by the shower, but I'm pretty confident that there's a bad mold problem in the shower wall beneath the window. Who should the first call be made to to resolve this?
posted by Slack-a-gogo to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A few months ago we cut out a mold spore that appeared in one of the cracks in the window sill and this morning what appears to be a clover (?!?) sprouted out of another crack. We've put off addressing this for far too long and now I'm not sure where to start the process.
Our townhouse is about 12 years old and I now question if the window was ever treated properly to be in a shower. We haven't noticed any health issues, but it's something that will only get worse and should have been taken care of years ago before it got this bad. Should the first call be a window guy, a mold specialist, a general contractor, or someone entirely different? Ideally there would be one contractor to evaluate, take care of the mold, rebuild the wall, and put in the window - but I have a bad feeling that's unrealistic.
Google searches seem to favor scare tactic sites and paid search partners rather than advice from people that resolved similar experiences. Where do I even start this process? Is this an all-in-one problem or should I plan on needing to bring in multiple contractors for each issue?