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Q: Some tips on dealing with mold in southern China?

10 years 1 week ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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I wish to apologize for the answer above. 

Alright, beaufortninja, this from my experience is how you handle mold :

You will need a 66% solution of bleach -- that means for every two cups of bleach, you will add one cup of tepid (not hot, not cold) water into a spray bottle.  Spray the areas or areas that have been infected with mold and let the spray settle for not more than 5 minutes.  Use this application on walls, wood furniture, on floors and on bathroom applicances.  Do not use it on drapes or the cloth coverings.  Separately, prepare a bowl with tepid water and one spoonful of baking soda.  Rince a rag well in the solution -- and then squeeze out the excessive water until almost to the point where the rag is just slightly wet.  Have two rags handy -- one for the baking powder solution and one rag to wipe of the 66% bleach solution.  Wipe off the bleach solution with one rag and when it is semi-dry, wipe it down again with the baking soda solution.  Do not put the bleach rag into baking powder solution.  When you have finished, air the room well.

Unfortunately, once mold has set into cloth, it is slightly more difficult to remove but it can be done.  For each batch of mildew clothes that you will put into the washing machine, please use one full cup of dishwashing detergent, one full cup of fresh lemon juice and one complete bottle of 9.5% vinegar, white vinegar only.  Fill the washing machine with water and then add the dishwashing detergent, the cup of fresh lemon juice and the entire bottle of 9.5% vinegar to the wash.  Mix the solution well. Place the mildewed items into the washing and let them soak for at least one hour.  Then wash them as usual.  When the wash is over, please hang in a place where they have exposure to fresh air and sunshine.  This will kill the mildew and prevent its spread; it will not however remove the mildew stain as this has set into the fabric.

Finally, if you are in an apartment with mildew problems, either run the air conditioning on "dry" cycle to remove the excess mildew or by an inexpensive dehumidifier through taobao.

That's from my Guangzhou days..

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981's answer... excellent.

The only thing I would add, especially when cleaning with bleach, wear a mask and keep the area well ventillated. And do one room at a time.

Oh, and I am hoping 981 meant a DEhumidifier to dry out the air. A humidifier adds moisture. 

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The best way to deal with mold is to prevent it from happening. If the drying of wet building materials is started within 24 hours (assuming clean water), the chances of preventing mold growth are excellent. If building materials remain wet, it is expected that mold will start to grow. So, addressing and eliminating moisture problems is the decisive first step.

 

how to check for mold

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