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Old 09-28-2016, 03:47 PM   #61
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The big mark appears to be in the middle of the plank. You should do a dry wipe of the smudges and take it to the county for analysis. Rule out pathogen.
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:34 PM   #62
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How long in inches is that largest smudge in the kitchen?
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:47 PM   #63
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and `i think burning candles has been ruled out.........so `i hope you find out soon..........that would burn me up, too.......
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:25 PM   #64
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Zagat, I do believe you've jinxed me! Here's a photo of the biggest smudge today.
Did your grandson pay you a visit?

Could be a scuff from the sole of his shoe.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:03 PM   #65
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Did your grandson pay you a visit?

Could be a scuff from the sole of his shoe.
No, this happened this morning.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:04 PM   #66
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How long in inches is that largest smudge in the kitchen?
The longest dimension may be around 2".
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:36 PM   #67
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Zagat, I do believe you've jinxed me!
Moi???








Seems like talking about it wasn't the trick.




I'll agree with medtran. The seam appears to have the same black. The smudge appears in the middle of the board but your problem could be coming from the seams. I doubt it's coming through the hardwood and finish.

Does it wipe off easily?

What do you wash the floor with?

How often?

Kinda/Sorta looks like mold that the spores could be spread during a damp mop.

Notice how the black is in the crevices of the grain.

If it wipes off it's on the surface on top of the finish.

If it is a mold I can only suggest using a little bleach in your wash water and keeping things as dry as you can for while.

Or perhaps refinishing the floor to help seal up the joints where moisture can penetrate.


Best of luck and keep us informed of what you find out about Casper.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:31 PM   #68
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It wipes off easily with windex. Mold would be a powdery black. This is a greasy black that will smear and can be tracked to other areas. Besides, it appears suddenly.

The space between the floorboards looks much worse than it is.
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Well, Andy, hope you resolve/dissolve it soon.......it would surely drive me nuts.............
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oh, btw do you have maids cleaning in your house? It may be something that they're using
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