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and how to combat this i have tried bleach and sterilising fluid wash on mold treatment the wall paper has had it now and cant decorate till its sorted the housing is of no use they put in a vent as … Read More
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
and how to combat this i have tried bleach and sterilising fluid wash on mold treatment the wall paper has had it now and cant decorate till its sorted the housing is of no use they put in a vent as this is my daughters bedroom.the mold is now going white and fluffy what can i do with it.rep left for useful answers.the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a vent but it was black mold then now its grey with white fluff type on top we have central heating we have only been here 6 months .the man said dont let our furniture touch the walls cause it makes it worse
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
you need to kill it first.....its a living organism


maybe underlying problems like damp?
#2
how what should i use casparwhite
#3
Paint it over with white spirit based GLOSS paint to seal the wall then decorate over the top as normal :) , it won't get through that again
#4
The bleach should kill the visible flowers of the mould... dont just leave it there, its horrible for a child to be breathing that stuff in.

It WILL grow back, nothing you can do about that, unless you're looking at seriously stripping back the walls and laying in some damp treatment and then replastering and covering with antifungal paint.
#5
housing association useless iv'e never had this before how am i best to see if theres damp i'm completely dumb about this.did have the housing out they put in the vent thats it i think thats made it worse tho
#6
i have used Dettox mould and fungus killer, it is very good, i also got a Hepa air filter for the room and aired it at every opportunity as sunlight helps kill mould apparantly, please air the room if you use the Dettox as it is a fungicide
#7
linw
housing association useless iv'e never had this before how am i best to see if theres damp i'm completely dumb about this.did have the housing out they put in the vent thats it i think thats made it worse tho


the vent should make it better as damp occurs where theres too much water in the air and it cant escape. You can ease it also by opening the windows as much as possible. When you shower/bath have the windows open in the bathroom, while you're cooking have the extractor fans running/windows open.

You can also buy a chemical thingy that absorbs moisture in the air. Its poisonous stuff so if you use it make sure the kids cant touch it.

Get on to the housing association and tell them its not helping and they need to come back out xxxx

Hope this helps xx
#8
remove the cheddar cheese slice from the wall:thumbsup:
#9
also, maybe the walls have not been treated before the wallpaper was applied, we always put a solution on the walls first as it helps stop damp and mould ,my hubby calls it "SIZING" the walls
#10
ClarityofMind
the vent should make it better as damp occurs where theres too much water in the air and it cant escape. You can ease it also by opening the windows as much as possible. When you shower/bath have the windows open in the bathroom, while you're cooking have the extractor fans running/windows open.

You can also buy a chemical thingy that absorbs moisture in the air. Its poisonous stuff so if you use it make sure the kids cant touch it.

Get on to the housing association and tell them its not helping and they need to come back out xxxx

Hope this helps xx


i will phone them tomorrow
#11
transit
remove the cheddar cheese slice from the wall:thumbsup:


theres always one
#12
kill the mould first as per earlier posts,then try one of the anti damp paints on the area....International make a good range of specialist ones



try a dehumidifier in the room as well to combat the moisture in the air
#13
linw
theres always one


true unless the household is allergic to tyramine;-)
#14
You probably just have condensation. Have the HA checked out the wall with a damp meter?

If it didn't get a reading, you probably just have bad condensation - all that can be done with that is to increase ventilation on the affected area, and remove the moisture - dehumidifier as suggested above.

What kind of heating is there in the room?
#15
moob
You probably just have condensation. Have the HA checked out the wall with a damp meter?

If it didn't get a reading, you probably just have bad condensation - all that can be done with that is to increase ventilation on the affected area, and remove the moisture - dehumidifier as suggested above.

What kind of heating is there in the room?


the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a vent but it was black mold then now its grey with white fluff type on top we have central heating we have only been here 6 months .the man said dont let our furniture touch the walls cause it makes it worse
#16
moob
You probably just have condensation. Have the HA checked out the wall with a damp meter?

If it didn't get a reading, you probably just have bad condensation - all that can be done with that is to increase ventilation on the affected area, and remove the moisture - dehumidifier as suggested above.

What kind of heating is there in the room?


Yeah - I would say more likely to be condensation than damp in an upstairs bedroom.
Is it a cold wall - North or East facing perhaps?
I had a the same problem. I cleaned the walls with 50/50 mix of warm water and bleach, leave to dry and painted the walls with Dulux bathroom paint as it helps with condensation.
Now I just make sure all the windows are opened more in the day to air the house out and keep humidity levels down.
#17
DAMNOME
Yeah - I would say more likely to be condensation than damp in an upstairs bedroom.
Is it a cold wall - North or East facing perhaps?
I had a the same problem. I cleaned the walls with 50/50 mix of warm water and bleach, leave to dry and painted the walls with Dulux bathroom paint as it helps with condensation.
Now I just make sure all the windows are opened more in the day to air the house out and keep humidity levels down.
north facing room downstairs as its split level
#18
linw
the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a vent but it was black mold then now its grey with white fluff type on top we have central heating we have only been here 6 months .the man said dont let our furniture touch the walls cause it makes it worse


Defo condensation... If you have a fan when you've cleaned the wall put the fan to blow against the wall - with the window open... it will dry the wall really quickly.
#19
linw
the man came from the housing rubbed the damp and then said it needs a vent but it was black mold then now its grey with white fluff type on top we have central heating we have only been here 6 months .the man said dont let our furniture touch the walls cause it makes it worse


Doesn't sound like he's well versed on how to determine if it's caused by damp then...:whistling:

It is unlikely that it is damp - but one way to find out is to contact Environmental Health at your council - ask them to ensure it isn't dampness that's causing it. If they use a Protimeter to probe the wall and it doesn't give a reading - then you have condensation.

As someone else has said, this is common on walls that are external facing and is caused due to the warm air contacting a very cold wall - this causes condensation.

Keep the area free of clutter - remove the mould using a scrubbing brush and a bleach solution. If you don't change these features it will not go away. There's every likelihood it will return.
#20
linw
north facing room downstairs as its split level


The only way to keep on top is ventilation, opening windows and also keeping the bedroom door open as much as possible,
Good quality paint helps too.. I repainted my problem room quite a few times with cheap B&Q paint but I only really sorted it when I decided to paint with good quality bathroom paint.
banned#21
fskinner
i have used Dettox mould and fungus killer, it is very good, i also got a Hepa air filter for the room and aired it at every opportunity as sunlight helps kill mould apparantly, please air the room if you use the Dettox as it is a fungicide


I use this, amazing stuff may need a few treatments. It's called Dettol now anyway :roll: damn European's

http://www.dettol.co.uk/sf_bathrooms.shtml#mmr
http://www.skevi.com/images/5531949.jpg
banned#22
i had this problem, in the end had to have plaster ripped off and treated, still have no idea where it was coming from and wont know if its work for a while, will give that dettol a try as have a small spot in daughters room, same wall that the problem was on downstairs, corner of house for downstairs but not up
banned#23
btw your child WILL develop serious breathing problems if left untreated so get down the shop today!
#24
Yes, that Dettol is the product to use. N facing walls are really prone to mould as described ^.
In fact, all the advice is really good; follow it and you should solve the problem. As also said, it's important to clear the fungi as people can easily become allergic to mould spores ( like hay fever).
#25
right here goes scrubbed wall with brush and bleach been shops and got dettol mould and mildew gonna spray as advised and then see how we go fingers crossed .thanks for all advice which is the best bathroom paint and do im paint with antifungal paint first
banned#26
linw
right here goes scrubbed wall with brush and bleach been shops and got dettol mould and mildew gonna spray as advised and then see how we go fingers crossed .thanks for all advice which is the best bathroom paint and do im paint with antifungal paint first


thew antigungal paint is like glue, be careful i dropped the bloody tin, it dries like glue too, i think the best paint is dulux or crown
suspended#27
hmmmmm sounds like your living in my old place..... your landlord aint called ken is it lol x
#28
no housing association
#29
you may need a dehumidifer. look at your windows. Moisture on your windows means the humidity is too high. We're not talking one or two drops. We're talking about enough moisture so it runs down the glass and forms little puddles on the window sill. When this happens, your humidity is too high!

btw,
How to Find Out if Your House Has Low Humidity


[LIST=1]
[*]Put four ice cubes in a drinking glass.
[*] Step 2
Place the glass in a room and wait three minutes.

Preferably, choose a room where you spend a fair amount of time in, such as a bedroom or living roomhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif. Do not choose the kitchen or bathroom, since water usage in these rooms may affect the low humidity test.
[*] Step 3
After the three minutes are up, check the glass for water.

If there are beads of water on the outside of the glass, your house has passed the low humidity test and the humidity levels are fine. If there are not any water beads, this is an indication of dry air.
[/LIST]
#30
will try this thanks

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