My books are rotten
December 13, 2006 2:11 PM Subscribe
Help! My books are rotten - as in they're covered in mould! Suggestions on anything I can do to save them most welcome...
posted by Sifter to home & garden (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A bit of background: I live in a ground floor flat. There's a large alcove in one corner of the lounge where I have my bookshelves. I've got too many books and started piling them on the floor underneath the shelving unit. Tonight, I needed to put in an extension cable for my Christmas tree lights, so moved the big piles of books for the first time in a while... and I found the floor is damp and the books are too, along with having a fair amount of colourful green mould on their pages. Can I save them or do I have to throw them? The floor is wooden, so I've pulled all the stuff out and scrubbed it with bleach. The alcove wall is dry, so I'm not really sure where the damp/mould is coming from... Any suggestions welcome!