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Post by ev-disinfection » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 1:42 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:Thanks guys, had expected to discuss on the tips that were provided.
I disagree with quite a few of the tips you provided.

a) I live in a semi-D, far below six stories... windows open all the time... no mold problem.

b) I always open my bathroom after a shower so that the moisture can dissipate... then again, my windows are open... see above.

c) My pillow cases and mattresses are not wrapped, but then again my house is open air.

Bottom line: An open environment is most conducive to non-mold. Do things to make you place moldy.

1) Keep it closed, with no air circulation.
2) Allow the humidity from showers and cooking to infect you place.

Do agree with one thing. If you have a mold problem, get it professionally killed.
Hi Strong,
My tips are generally for the masses,
To have a Mold infection, you will need 2 things to come together,
1, Moisture
Most moisture in a house or apartment will come from the bathroom, after a shower, thus the closing of bathroom doors.
and moisture build up cause by condensation, like the daily rain that we experienced 1-2 months ago. or if 1 room is too cold, the adjacent room will have the moisture.
Hanging your laundry to dry in your home will increase the moisture too.

2, Introduction of mold
This can come from the trees outside your home, thus the 6 floor and below point.
It can also be from the furniture, especially from the raw wood or compressed "wood" backings.
Footware will also introduce mold into your home, if you have walked over grass / soil and walked in your home with them on, Placing the footware in your wardrobes can infect your wardrobe too.

Once these 2 things get together, your mold problem will start.

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Post by berrymonster » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 2:25 am

so spore only have 1 disinfection company si bo

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Post by ev-disinfection » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 7:46 pm

berrymonster wrote:so Singapore only have 1 disinfection company si bo
Hi Berrymonster,
I am sure that there are other companies who do disinfection work in SG,

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Re: Mold everywhere in condo and break the tenant agreement

Post by WoozyDino » Tue, 15 Dec 2020 3:46 pm

Hi I just want to get a third party opinion to see if I’m being unreasonable to ask my landlord to pay for the cleaning of my clothing and leather bags(with visible mould spots).
I rented a whole unit HDB with my friends for about a month now. My room in particular has a musky smell but I ignored it as I thought the room just needed airing so I moved in. After staying for a month, I realised the smell got stronger and I found out my bags kept in a wooden cabinet, my luggage bag under my bed and some other stuff got mouldy! So I took pictures and complained to my agent. In the end they agreed to call a professional. The professional identified my room and said there’s 3 species of mould. What I thought was regular ants was in my wardrobe was mould mite. They even found more in the bathroom and master bedroom bathroom. Landlord has agree to pay for the mould remedial however landlord do not want to pay for the washing and dry cleaning of my clothes/leather bag that has visible mould stain!
The washing machine given with the house do not have hot wash function and it’s costly for me to go to the coin laundry. I would like to ask if it’s unreasonable for me to ask landlord to pay for the cleaning of my clothing and my leather bag as compensation! I fear and feel itchy all over when I wear my clothes now.The mould company gave me a quote on how much it will cost to decontaminate my items.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Dec 2020 4:24 pm

Mouldy leather goods are part & parcel to living in the tropics. Unless you keep them in an airconditioned environment with low humidity and sun them regularly you will end up with mold even if the house is not showing any signs of mold at all. So, I doubt seriously that you will get any relief on that aspect. I have several '000's of dollars worth of leather bags and I keep them in the open in a reasonably well ventilated room (my home office). I also give them some sun time occasionally and it keeps them in pretty good nick. (I had one a number of years ago that I stored in a dark closet and I never did get the mold out. Eventually sold it to a guy in TX who decided to give it a try. All my bags are Saddleback Leather and in decent condition will fetch the same price as when new. They come with a 100 year guarantee that follows the bag, not the owner. I live in an unairconditioned environment that only has ceiling fans and open windows for ventilation/circulation (38 years). Some of my leather below...
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Post by abbby » Wed, 16 Dec 2020 12:01 am

Can I also ask if high rise apartments/ flats won't mouldy but landed homes will?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Dec 2020 5:52 pm

makes no difference whether landed or highrise. All can be moldy if the conditions are ripe.

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Re: Mold everywhere in condo and break the tenant agreement

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Tue, 29 Dec 2020 9:51 am

Yes, can confirm mold comes easily into your house and if you don't stop the spread early it will spread everywhere and cost a decent amount of money to remove and re-paint the apartment.

Nighttime Aircon usage is the biggest sin.

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