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John Smith

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#1 posted 07-10-2020 07:56 PM

to answer a PM from the O/P:

Harry said: ”On the ceiling of a flooded building”

Harry – this still does not put us on the same page as you.
in a forum setting, there are hundreds of potential prospects
of providing responses and suggestions.
the more information you can provide, the more accurate the responses will be.

your reply is a very wide description.
again, what kind of wood (oak, poplar, cedar, cypress, mahogany, etc).
was the wood ever submerged completely
is the wood stored under the ceiling with supports
or – are the boards actually the ceiling material.
have the boards been removed to be used in another project.
are the boards still attached to the ceiling and you plan to live
or work in the building ??
there is a world of difference between mildew and MOLD.
“mold” can contribute to serious health issues and even death.
personally – I would take a scraping sample to your local Health Department
to have it analyzed to determine if it is even safe to work with.
and what about the rest of the building, if it was “flooded” ? walls, floors, etc.

as you can tell, there is more to removing an unknown substance than just
spraying with bleach.
just because you kill the mildew and mold spores, it may not remove any stains.
again – photos would help. and now many square feet do you have, how many rooms, etc.

let us know a little more info please.

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