Removing Mouldy Particleboard?
We bought a 3 year old house last March, so it's now 4. We had virtually no reason to go into the cold storage room in the basement, so we didn't, for a long time. This whole "sump pump" thing was new to me, and I didn't know it needed to be checked/flushed regularly. Apparently, neither did the original owners. When I finally noticed our "problem", Lord knows how long the sump pump had not been working (the internal switch was toast).
Well, the problem we noticed is a considerable amount of green/ grey/black/white mould on the particle board sitting atop the 2X4s which run across the ceiling of the cold room. What I've been told is that the particle board was basically used as a form to pour the porch cement. If this is so, would it be OK to cut out all that particleboard now? I'm going to use that "concrobium" stuff from HH regardless - it just seems to make sense to get rid of the stuff altogether. Maybe I could leave the particleboard that is actually lodged between the 2X4s and the concrete and cut out everything else?
Any opinions or input would be greatly appreciated, I (obviously) don't have much of a clue.