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I'm having huge problems with mold from our weather. I have it under the pelmets where the blinds hang, my desk and also a chest of drawers inside them and out and its in several other places as well. I havent had this problem to this extent before. I have cleaned these with bleach and all sorts of supposedly mold killer stuff but it keeps coming back.
Oil of Cloves we have been told is supposed to kill it, i havent tried that as yet but has anyone else and if so did it work?
Its driving me nuts trying to get rid of it so if anyone else has any suggestions let me know please. I have to get rid of it due to allergies so its a expensive exercise if i have to replace these things.

Thanks:biggrin:
 

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I'm having huge problems with mold from our weather. I have it under the pelmets where the blinds hang, my desk and also a chest of drawers inside them and out and its in several other places as well. I havent had this problem to this extent before. I have cleaned these with bleach and all sorts of supposedly mold killer stuff but it keeps coming back.
Oil of Cloves we have been told is supposed to kill it, i havent tried that as yet but has anyone else and if so did it work?
Its driving me nuts trying to get rid of it so if anyone else has any suggestions let me know please. I have to get rid of it due to allergies so its a expensive exercise if i have to replace these things.

Thanks:biggrin:
Hi Gibbo, It's Jude, Glen told me of your delmar so I thought Id add my two cents worth. I moved into this old farmers cottage 10 years ago, a beam had busted in the roof and left mould everywhere. I bleached a lot away but some wouldnt go as it had stained the wall, I had to paint it to get rid of it. My brother said to use Milton (for baby bottles as it kills the spores as well as whitening). There is a new product that I want to try, cant think of the name, but it absorbs water/ moisture out of the air. you can buy it in small lots or by the small bucket full, its only new but supposed to be brilliant. No moisture in the air then no mould will grow and that sounds good to me. I cant remember the name but I shall go looking and send it to you. Good luck, I know what a pain this can be, only my old place is way over a hundred years old, so I guess it deserves to get a bit mouldy in places, a lot like me really, lol. Brb, hugs darl. Jude xx
 

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Hi Gibbo, It's Jude, Glen told me of your delmar so I thought Id add my two cents worth. I moved into this old farmers cottage 10 years ago, a beam had busted in the roof and left mould everywhere. I bleached a lot away but some wouldnt go as it had stained the wall, I had to paint it to get rid of it. My brother said to use Milton (for baby bottles as it kills the spores as well as whitening). There is a new product that I want to try, cant think of the name, but it absorbs water/ moisture out of the air. you can buy it in small lots or by the small bucket full, its only new but supposed to be brilliant. No moisture in the air then no mould will grow and that sounds good to me. I cant remember the name but I shall go looking and send it to you. Good luck, I know what a pain this can be, only my old place is way over a hundred years old, so I guess it deserves to get a bit mouldy in places, a lot like me really, lol. Brb, hugs darl. Jude xx
Ps Gibbo, Im still on the hunt, but check out this site darl. xx
http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/museums/objects/pdf/mouldbrochure.pdf
 

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Hi Gibbo, It's Jude, Glen told me of your delmar so I thought Id add my two cents worth. I moved into this old farmers cottage 10 years ago, a beam had busted in the roof and left mould everywhere. I bleached a lot away but some wouldnt go as it had stained the wall, I had to paint it to get rid of it. My brother said to use Milton (for baby bottles as it kills the spores as well as whitening). There is a new product that I want to try, cant think of the name, but it absorbs water/ moisture out of the air. you can buy it in small lots or by the small bucket full, its only new but supposed to be brilliant. No moisture in the air then no mould will grow and that sounds good to me. I cant remember the name but I shall go looking and send it to you. Good luck, I know what a pain this can be, only my old place is way over a hundred years old, so I guess it deserves to get a bit mouldy in places, a lot like me really, lol. Brb, hugs darl. Jude xx

Hi Jude:biggrin:
Many thanks for that, i will try the Milton and see if that works. Some of the things i have tried besides the bleach is domestos, ajax mould remover and vinegar etc etc. All the vinegar did was make me feel like a feed of fish 'n' chips. All the others appeared to have solved the problem but then within a couple of weeks it was back again.
Havent had it this bad before but i think with having more rain than normal set it off and perhaps having a evaporative air conditioner hasnt helped any.
Thanks Jude:)
 

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Hi Jude:biggrin:
Many thanks for that, i will try the Milton and see if that works. Some of the things i have tried besides the bleach is domestos, ajax mould remover and vinegar etc etc. All the vinegar did was make me feel like a feed of fish 'n' chips. All the others appeared to have solved the problem but then within a couple of weeks it was back again.
Havent had it this bad before but i think with having more rain than normal set it off and perhaps having a evaporative air conditioner hasnt helped any.
Thanks Jude:)
lol, you sould like my place, ahhhh, it is so annoying, anyway, I found the stuff, go to

http://www.damprid.com/products

you can read up on it, I am going to get a bucket for my spare room, its not that expensive, worth a try anyway, good luck darl. xxx
 

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lol, you sould like my place, ahhhh, it is so annoying, anyway, I found the stuff, go to

http://www.damprid.com/products

you can read up on it, I am going to get a bucket for my spare room, its not that expensive, worth a try anyway, good luck darl. xxx

I have never heard of that hamprid before. I will get some for sure. So i will clean the stuff with Milton and then get some damprid and see how i go:biggrin: I have cleaned it off everything several times this year already but i will get it this time hopefully:)
Thank you Jude.
 

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That stuff sounds like silica gel just absorbs water from the air but if the damp is that bad it will cost a lot, so in the long run get a dehumidifier and then keep the doors closed.
If you have never suffered with the problem before then it sounds as if the air humidity as gone sky high

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Hi Peter,
We have had nearly twice as much rain so far this year to what we normally get. So far we have had 600 ml since January, probably not a lot of rain for some people but heaps to what im used to therefore havent had to deal with mold a great deal until now. And it been humid with it i dont think helped any.
 

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Hi Gibbo. Milton fluid is effectively a diluted bleach, so won't be any different to household bleach(except more expensive).

Mold usually occurs(if it's anything like the mold in our house), in poorly heated AND unventilated areas(lack of air circulation).

Unfortunateley, once you've got it, you can only do damage limitation.

Use rubber gloves and a face mask. DO NOT DRY WIPE THE MOULD.

1). Remove blinds/curtains and clean them.
2). Get a plastic spray bottle and fill it with 75/25 bleach/water solution and spray the area and rub with a mild pan scourer,. and leave for a few minutes.
3). Wipe off with an almost dry cloth.
4). Try and increase heat and air circulation around the affected areas.
5). Keep a bottle of the bleach/water solution to hand, but out of reach of children, and lightly spray if the mould comes back.

Keep the affected rooms warm and well ventilated, as condensation is the main problem.

If the mold has got into the structure of the house, then removal of the affected structure is the only REAL cure.

Don't worry too much about it, as I live with it every day.

IGNORE ALL OF THIS, IF YOUR AUSTRALIAN MOLD IS DIFFERENT FROM MY EUROPEAN MOLD.


Hope this helps.


Steve.:)
 

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Thanks Steve.
Ventilation could be part of the problem. My desk has a back on it and it is pushed up against a wall so there would be no air flow through there. Tho luckily the wall hasnt any mold on it.
The air conditioner system we have isnt the best probably for the humid weather neither.
I only come across the mold in the pelmets when i took the blinds down to clean them, no mold on the blinds neither i just take them down every few months to give them a good clean and get dust etc of them:rolleyes:
Maybe im just not used to mold:biggrin:
 

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Aircon can also cause mold. Cool air inside, warm air outside = condensation at times.
So don't have the aircon set too high,or should that be low.:confused:......you know what I mean.;)

Don't sound as though it's a real nasty problem though.

Steve.:)
 

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I'm probably whinging about nothing but i havent had mold like this before. I clean and it just comes back:rolleyes: It comes back fast to:mad: With my allergies the least of that stuff around the better for me. And mold looks ugly:rolleyes:
 

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I think it will probably be a mixture of using mould resistant paint like I have in my kitchen and a humidifier. Could try using silica gell collection tray to see how moisture there is in the air and if it is collecting a lot of water then you definitely need a humidifier.
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mold,_Flintshire

My guess is Gibbo that on the Transporter ships a young fellow from Mold sentenced to ten years for stealing a potato had Mold spores on his nasty dirty trousers.
After gaining favour with a local girl he was pardoned and ate potato's for fun for the rest of his life....alas his legacy was to leave some sinister spores from the north of Wales that was to become known locally to the Aussie folk as MOLD....and like the disease that blighted the poor bunnies of Aus it has spread like wildfire.
Mold now is a problem worldwide,why didn't they let him have that dammed spud for free!:)
 

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