How should we go about removing mold in apartment?
January 3, 2011 8:56 PM Subscribe
Moldy is fine in my hockey bag, but not in my apartment. What do I do?
posted by astapasta24 to home & garden (8 answers total)
A radiator in my apartment leaked steam unchecked for a while when my roommates and I were all home for winter break. When we came back, we found that the room had mold growing on 3 out of the 4 walls. None of us have ever had to deal with anything like this before!
We've already called and complained to the management of our building, but what exactly should we be asking them for? The management has a reputation for cutting corners when it comes to repairs if you don't dictate to the letter what they need to do. Should we try to force the management to give us some sort of timeline as to how all this will be fixed?
Is there also anything we can do right now to slow down the mold growth? We don't have any control over our heat but will just exposing the room to cold winter Chicago air help it from spreading as much?
Thanks in advance for helping 4 clueless college students!