Posts Tagged ‘cleaning’

Mold update day 42.

Monday, April 28th, 2008

It seems that I’ve licked the problem. I hired professional mold getter-outers and they nuked my place about a month ago. I also dumped all the old furniture that had mold growing on it. Since then I have found only a teeny tiny mold colony that they must have missed. It’s nice to come home to a clean house that is free of extra tenants.


Mold update.

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Here’s an update kiddies.

I talked to my landlord and they’ve agreed to pay half of the cost to de-moldify my abode. The cost to perform this service you ask? S$850. Pretty friggin high. But, it’ll be totally worth it.

What they will do is wipe down each and every individual item in the house with a disinfectant. They will pick up every book, pen, paper, remote control, cable, everything and wipe it down.  After that, they steam clean all the upholstery and furniture with the same solution. Then they will seal the house up and bomb it with another disinfectant fog. Then, they let it dry and bomb it one last time with an anti-microbial mist that is supposed to bond with every surface it comes in contact with and  prevent mold from growing on it again.

I’ll finally be able to sleep at night, knowing that I’m not going to be having fungus growing in my lungs and sinuses.

So, I took some photos of the extent of the damage at my home. Here they are for you to peruse.

Mold in Closet Mold on Jacket

If you click on the thumbnails you’ll see the new green shag carpet that is now the back of my closet and the lining of my jacket.

I took these photos around my office and showed people what I was living with. And as I suspected, this is by no means normal. Everyone has had mold before, but most people see just a tiny spot or two the size of your pinkie nail. What I have is the beginnings of the shire from Lord of the Rings. Generally, most people were disgusted. But, one other artist says he has the same problem just as bad…. AND HE THOUGHT IT WAS NORMAL!!! So, he’s lived with it for months now. He says he takes his shoes out from the closet and wipes off a layer of mold then puts them on and continues with his day. GROSS!!!

Anyhow, they are coming to fix my problem on monday. And I’m off to Vietnam this weekend to rest, relax and finally get some good vietnamese food. Finally, I feel like I might be settling in.

I’m loosing the battle

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Today is a sad day. This is my first weekend off in about a month or so. I took it upon myself to tidy up a bit. In the process I have discovered mold in all kinds of places that I haven’t looked at in a few weeks. This is nuts. I’ve hired a maid a few weeks ago to help with cleaning the place. She comes once a week and does her thing. My apartment is pretty spotless. But, in my clothes closets, where it is nice and dark the little buggers have begun invading.

I refuse to believe that Singaporeans live with mold regularly. I’m going out to the DIY store today. I’m going to arm myself with bleach and vinegar, then bomb my place with it.

Does anyone have any experience with mold that can help me?
At least the ants are gone. <sigh>