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Post by JR8 » Sun, 16 Jan 2011 7:15 pm

longstebe wrote:Gutted for ya mate, especially when you have to throw away nice kit. A blow up matress and a black n white tele is on the cards for next time?
Good one! :lol:

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Post by jennys » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 8:18 pm

that happened to me too, left the house for 2 weeks, condensation formed on the walls, broke into mold or after lack of ventilation.

mine was confined to the ceilings and walls only though, called some contractor to get rid of it

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Post by ev-disinfection » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:55 pm

jennys wrote:that happened to me too, left the house for 2 weeks, condensation formed on the walls, broke into mold or after lack of ventilation.

mine was confined to the ceilings and walls only though, called some contractor to get rid of it
Hi Jennys,
Just wondering how the contractor got rid of the mold?
Did they paint over it?
Upload a photo of the infected walls / ceilings please....

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Post by Dalia » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 7:36 pm

I would also like to know how to get rid of it?!?!
So far it's a smaller problem but it's growing and I need to stop it.
Last night was especially bad, I woke up to a green furniture and all my clothes very fluffy. :?

So what should I do now? I have used vinegar on everything, and clothes is waiting for a wash, but is that enough? What should I do?

Also, my hubby has an expensive suit that was in a plastic cover and it has mold over it. Is there a good place where I can take it to be cleaned?
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Post by the lynx » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 8:08 pm

Firstly you seriously need to dehumidify your house. Ventilation (by opening windows) may not be an entirely effective solution because it is heavy rainy season now.

You need to get those expensive clothes professionally cleaned and don't mix the clothes with others as it can spread. An easier and more comprehensive solution can be found in contractors specialising in mildew and mould treatment.

That's all I can think of for now.

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Post by Dalia » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:09 pm

TNX

I was looking for a dehumidifier but can't find one. All I have found here are humidifiers (?!?! who needs that here). If anyone knows where to find one, please let me know.
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Post by the lynx » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:14 am

Dalia wrote:TNX

I was looking for a dehumidifier but can't find one. All I have found here are humidifiers (?!?! who needs that here). If anyone knows where to find one, please let me know.
Trust me. Dehydrated office ladies stuck in Siberian cold offices deep in CBD will want humidifier...

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:25 am

My take is to combat the source.

Dick around all you like with air-con and de-hy units but if the unit is inherently moldy often due to aged air-con or damp, that's your problem.


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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 6:47 am

Hungry Hippo.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 6:58 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hungry Hippo.
Suit bag maybe.... for a unit, I think not!

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 8:35 am

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Hungry Hippo.
Suit bag maybe.... for a unit, I think not!
They do have the large ones meant for wardrobes, which, in that case, she need to buy loads and loads for her unit.

I think the electrical dehumidifier has better capacity. You can get one from Courts for a few hundred dollars (~SGD500)

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 9:53 am

Dalia wrote:TNX

I was looking for a dehumidifier but can't find one. All I have found here are humidifiers (?!?! who needs that here). If anyone knows where to find one, please let me know.
The aircon itself works as a very effective dehumidifier and any other dehumidifiers based on cooling-condensation effect work similar way. Some aircons have even this specific function to keep your place more dry.
Yes, it will cost you money.
For clothing protection, buy some vacuum bags, put some water physisorbing stuff in (i.e. the said thirsty hippos) and vacuum the air out.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 9:58 am

JR8 wrote:Dick around all you like with air-con and de-hy units but if the unit is inherently moldy often due to aged air-con or damp, that's your problem.
That's probably true. Dampy and gloomy flat with the aircon badly in need of chemical cleaning and you are probably doomed.

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:12 am

x9200 wrote:(i.e. the said thirsty hippos)
THIRSTY Hippo! Where did that HUNGRY Hippo come from? :P :lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:42 pm

I hadn't had Breakfast when I wrote that!

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