Ugh Cleaning and need advice

I am cleaning the house today and doing a good scrub everywhere, I emptied all cabniets and the fridge, EVERYTHING is clean but I ran into mold under our sink and we have a leak. I've called our renters 4 times in the last 6 months and they never sent someone, I called them today and they said they would send someone when we move out. If they do that then we lose our deposit because they will say we didn't try and fix it when it's their fault. So do you ladies know of any way for me to clean up the mold?

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:05 am
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janandgerald
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Is there a hardware store near you? They will tell you exactly what you would need. I'm sure some of the ladies may have some better advice but this is all I can come up with.
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:14 am
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I generally apply some diluted bleach to anything moldy. This might have some helpful tips for you: http://blackmold.awardspace.com/kill-remove-mold.html

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:17 am
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Did you tell the renters there is mold because of it? it's their fault not yours!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:24 am
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I'm going to try the bleach. Ya I told them they said they would get to it when we moved out. We have had so many issues with these people they treat our friends who aren't military nicer than us. You would think they know they are in a very military dominated town and have to cater to them all the time they would be used to us by now. Plus in the lease it says they will respond to any calls within 24hrs.

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:39 am
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Use bleach to clean the mould and maybe some mighty putty to plug up the leak from further doing damage. But in terms of securing your safety deposit you need to document every time that you call and speak with your renter, I would also start e-mailing them and keeping those on file so you have a formal written record of your conversation with them just in case you need to visit small claims court afterwar.

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 10:11 am
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If you notice any damage to the cabinets like warping or peeling, make sure to take a picture.  In the meantime, make sure you have some kind of vessel (like a cup, bucket, or tray) large enough to catch all of the water while you are out of the house.  If there is not damage to the inside of the cabinet, I would recommend going over the spot with the bleach again after a few days.  If you feel like you are liberty to do so, you can also get some Kilz and paint over it if there's any underlying mold in the fiberboard (or wood, or whatever is under there.  Make sure to document everything, from the photos to keeping a record of all your attemts to get it fixed.

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 10:28 am
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i agree with karen.. TAKE PICTURES!! lots of them! in my first apartment, i called the landlord sooo many times telling them that there was a broken rain gutter outside the master bedroom, and when it rained, rain POURED out of it. they didnt see the "rush" to fix it, until a huge storm came and completely RUINED all of my roommates things! his bed, clothes, desk... done-zo! luckily, while the nile river was streaming through our completely closed window, i took pictures of it in action. which i am sooo thankful for bc they tried not giving me back my deposit bc i broke my lease (i obv had to move out of there!) and the hardwood floors were warped and bubbly. when i showed them my phone records of me calling them, and the pictures of the leak in action, they handed me every dime i was owed. 

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm
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Thanks ladies! I killed it with bleach and the stain is gone but the wood chipped, so we will take pics and FI says we can just get a shelf cover for when we move out and they will never know lol. 

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 2:04 am

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