About 20 years ago, I amassed a small stamp collection. Probably a few hundred stamps, maybe half unused, half canceled. I totally lost track of them until my mom recently mailed them to me. I don't really want to keep them. There appears to be some evidence of mold damage. What should I do with them? [more inside]
I'm afraid there is mold on the ceiling of the dorm room I'm staying in for the next 3.5 weeks. [more inside]
So. This renovation just keeps getting worse. Now the bedroom is involved. Help me brainstorm new flooring, wall color, and keep me sane. [more inside]
Is this mould? We're stripping down our bedroom to redecorate. We've found these yellow blobby stains on bare unpainted plasterboard (drywall for Americans) behind the old fitted wardrobe. [more inside]
Please help me deal with my newly diagnosed Asthma and allergies. I know you are not my allergist. [more inside]
What questions should we ask while taking estimates from mold remediation specialists? [more inside]
Every 3-4 months I get a scratchy throat, swollen tonsils, and mild postnasal drip which lasts about five days. Is this possibly due to mold in my damp, poorly ventilated apartment? [more inside]
My new house appears to be taking "it never rains but it pours" just a wee bit too seriously. Runoff from lots of melting snow + ancient sump pump = kaput sump pump and flooded basement. And, of course, mold. Because there's too much for me to handle, plus drywall that clearly needs to be yanked, I'm starting to ask for estimates from pros. But what should I ask them? Major red flags (hard sells, etc.)? Any advice appreciated.
How flexible are y'all with expiration dates on food? [more inside]
Mold or mildew have gotten into bed with us. Is the furniture doomed? [more inside]
Moldy is fine in my hockey bag, but not in my apartment. What do I do? [more inside]
How can I make a clear plastic cast of a bicycle? [more inside]
Please help me achieve more than arm-waving and general grarring when I talk to my apartment management company tomorrow (or, should I even bother talking to them?). [more inside]
Did I just ruin my kitchen wood block counter top thanks to moisture/mold/poor use of cleaning products? [more inside]
What are these brown spots on my improved meyer lemon tree? [more inside]
I think I discovered mold on the carpet underneath my luggage while packing. How should I handle this with my landlord? [more inside]
Help! New home may have mold - technical details enclosed. [more inside]
How do you work as a sub contractor for insurance companies? [more inside]
Who do I call to investigate the source of and a solution for a water problem in my garage? Is this a big problem or a small one? [more inside]
What is happening to my wooden bed frame? Is it mold? Photo inside. [more inside]
We moved into a fairly new apartment. One of the rooms had window & floor water damage (probably due to a window left open by some prior tenant), which has been repaired by management as best as they could, but there is still a mold odor that isn't going away. We're pursuing more repairs, but meanwhile, I'm trying to research other options. I'm specifically wondering if can anyone tell us if they have experience with using room-air cleaners such as this Airfree system or something by IQAir. Would one of the devices stand a chance to remove the smell of mold in the room? (And if the answer is yes, do you have experience with a particular unit being better than another?)
Mold in my car's trunk, very very nasty. I have a water leak, spilled some cat food in the trunk, and we had some very heavy rains recently. I've started cleaning it but want to know what's best to disinfect it, and whether I need to rip out the carpet. [more inside]
A month ago or so a bit of water made it into a corner in my carpeted basement floor and subsequently dried. Now, in that same area, it looks like someone sprayed some white shaving cream on the bottom of the wall. Is this mold (I assume yes)? If so, what's the best way to treat it? If not, what the heck is it?
Bathroom Fungus/Mold Identification: Can you tell me what these little yellow tubes are? [more inside]
I think my new apartment has a moisture and possibly a mold problem...what steps should I take? [more inside]
What rights do I have with my landlord in Seattle? [more inside]
I want to try to rescue towels gone bad. [more inside]
My bathroom has black mold growing at the top of the wall/edge ofthe ceiling. The wall is white paint over drywall, and the paint has been blistering and revealing thick black mold under the paint/ on top of the dry wall. This area of my bathroom sometimes leaks due to another leaky bathroom being located rght above my bathroom. My questions: 1. How quickly do I need to take action 2. Can I resolve this myself, safely 3. If I clean it, what chemicals do I use 4. If I clean it, what safety gear do I need (breathing mask, gloves, etc) 5. If I clean it, what are my health risks and can they be easily treated with antibiotics/quick doctors visti? 6. Should I burn the house down and run right now?
Microbe/CreepinessFilter: What gross/dangerous things live on the underside of old subway-platform posters? [more inside]
As a hobbyist robot builder/random object fabricator, what options are available to me for making custom parts out of plastic or similar materials? [more inside]
Should I stay or should I go? (Apartment rental version.) [more inside]
Goddamnit, why does my apartment smell like cat pee? Difficulty: I don't have a cat, and I live in a pets-verboten building. Preliminary research suggests it may be mold? [more inside]
My huge fancy stone-tile shower is growing mold like crazy. What can I use to clean this up that won't hurt the septic tank? [more inside]
WTF is growing out of the floor in my basement? It looks like glossy human hair and it is freaking me out.
WTF is growing out of the floor in my basement? It looks like glossy human hair and it is freaking me out. [more inside]
My watch smells. Please help. [more inside]
My sink overflowed in the middle of the night and now I'm trying to figure out how to clean it up (and prevent it from happening again). [more inside]
Mold -- Is it possible to eliminate mold as part of a home rehab project without hiring an all-out mold professional? Will it be sufficient to remove all the drywall, scrub and bleach the wood behind (or replace anything damaged), and stop the sources of water intrusion? Did you deal with mold as part of a major fixer-upper? [more inside]
This is the inside of my A/C. Am I going to die? [more inside]
I've got a spam musubi press, but I don't want to eat more processed meat. What else can I make that would fit the mold? (pun intended)
So I was told by the doc that I have a SEVERE mold allergy…now what? [more inside]
Our (rented) house has a mould problem. We're moving in a month. Is there a problem of transporting spores into the new place, and if so, how do we avoid it without having to replace all our furniture?
I'm asking for my sister. And, yes I saw the previous sorta related mold questions but this is specific enough and those were long enough ago that I thought, perhaps, there might be some new mold-fighting technology or tactics: "We have a serious mold problem in our truck! Has anyone had success battling mold? [more inside]
Its that time of the year again, when I get the furnace cleaned, install a new filter, clean the humidifier ( and install a new humidifier pad), and start it all up. In the last few years, I've seen something called the "Swordfish" advertised. Its an ultraviolet light that is connected to the furnace ductwork and kill bacteria as well as mold that passes by the light. I've read some reviews about it and it sounds as though it does work. However I'm still a little skeptical. Does anybody have one or have any thoughts on it?
Is there an easy way to keep mold spores from potted plants at bay? [more inside]
What can I expect now that mold has been discovered in my apartment? [more inside]
I'm looking for a cake pan/mold in the shape of the traditional theater comedy/drama masks. [more inside]
My apartment leaked, mold grew on the walls, and the maintenance guy just bleached off the outer layer ... right? [more inside]
Hello. A weird one: In my bathroom there's some mold. I clean it up once a while, but it's kinda there. Anyway, from time to time I can see some bugs running through it. Little bugs, coming out where there's running water, and disappearing, once the water's out. They're *tiny*. Real tiny. Smaller than an ant. Anyone has any idea what I'm talking about? Can anyone direct me to any information regarding these bugs? Thank you!
How to solve a medical mystery involving insomnia, chemical sensitivity, and an air purifier that seems to be an accomplice?
Does anyone have recommendations for dealing with wicked, terrible insomnia that seems to be caused by something I'm breathing in (judging by my racing heartbeat, constriction in my chest, and burning eyes)? Multiple Chemical Sensitivities are a part of this, so anyone with this who has learned a trick for controlling indoor air quality - please help me!!! [more inside]