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A fungus among me

What are these horrible spores growing in my houseplant? Spore pictures included! [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat on Sep 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Would-be Paletera

I want to make popsicles. Actually, quiero hacer paletas. I can NOT find paleta molds. Help?? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Sep 1, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I dry out the insulation under my car's carpeting after a big leak?

How can I dry out the insulation under my car's carpeting after a big leak? [more inside]
posted by Askr on Aug 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Stachybotrys chartarum? Yes, no, maybe so?

Is this black mold? If not, what could it be, and should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by jalebi on Jul 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Ahgh. Mold.

How do I remove mold and milk residue from the fabric interior on the seat of my car? [more inside]
posted by Alligator on Jul 24, 2008 - 2 answers

This is a bad idea, right?

What are the health risks of moldy pot? Would such a substance be safe to smoke?
posted by furiousxgeorge on Jul 9, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I find out if mold is causing her migraines?

My fiance has been experiencing rather severe migraines for close to a year now. Since they began she's been to many different doctors, specialists, chiropractors, etc. all of whom have failed to provide an answer. Its only now that I'm seeing a correlation between her migraines/headaches and our move into the first floor of an old house within the same timeframe. Could this be mold or another allergen? Help me figure this out and (possibly) get out of here before our wedding. [more inside]
posted by joshwebb on May 28, 2008 - 16 answers

How to kill bugs and mold?

How can I eliminate and prevent mold and mosquitoes from my apartment? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on May 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Should I be concerned about mold?

Should I be concerned about mold? [more inside]
posted by stevechemist on May 25, 2008 - 4 answers

moldy mouldering mold

Will a dehumidifier work for my mold problem? The size charts say a 25 pint one (~$150) would be fine for my square footage, but would one be able to cover the bathroom, living room and bedroom considering they are separate rooms? Would the air flow be good enough, or should I get some of the much smaller (seems like less well-reviewed too) dehumidifiers that go for $50-$70 on Amazon and put one in each room? [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat on May 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Drippy, icky bathroom fun!

Mold and bleach? How much to kill it, but not me? (And I guess not my roommate, too.) [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on May 6, 2008 - 21 answers

Moldy Oldy Houses

Help. We're about to buy a house with mold in the walls. How can I get a sample analysis by mail? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on May 6, 2008 - 13 answers

What kind of mold is this?

This is mold, obviously; but why is it growing only on the seams of these blocks of wood? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Apr 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Toxic Inhahler

Where can I learn more about professional (or semi-professional) equipment for testing the levels of indoor air toxins like carbon monoxide, radon, mold, VOCs, etc.? Here's a Talk of the Nation show that addresses the need, if it helps.
posted by glibhamdreck on Feb 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Is there a mold problem in the attic?

How do I determine if there might a mold problem in the attic of a house we're interested in purchasing? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Feb 12, 2008 - 6 answers

How to handle mold?

So, how can mold/mildew grow without moisture? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on Feb 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Help for killing a mildew odor that I can't smell myself

How do I kill a mildew smell -behind- a sink? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on Jan 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Can I seal furniture in plastic to prevent mold?

Is it possible to "seal" furniture in a plastic bag to protect it from mold while stored in a basement? Please help me protect my inheritance until I have a bigger house! [more inside]
posted by intermod on Jan 20, 2008 - 15 answers

Mold in the US.

I have a two part question, about mold in the US, in buildings and the like. I'm thinking of moving, and I'm also allergic to mold. So this is a huge concern for me. a. What parts of the US is mold rare? and b. What parts of the US is mold commonplace? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jan 15, 2008 - 18 answers

MOLD

What are the real dangers of mold?? Our master bathroom with something leaking somewhere and it has damaged the wood floor under the vinyl. [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Jan 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me research this tomato mold.

Identifyfilter: What kind of mold is this on the tomato? What else can you tell me about that kind of mold? I'm curious partly because it's so pretty and also because I'd like to put the picture on Wikipedia as an example of...whatever it is.
posted by dreamyshade on Dec 30, 2007 - 8 answers

What to do about moldy walls and a bad landlord.

What to do about moldy walls and a bad landlord. [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Dec 15, 2007 - 6 answers

I need to purify the air for someone else

I've got a sick basement, I need to fix it. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Welcome to hell, here's your accordion.

Moldyinstrumentfilter: How can I save an accordion from near-certain death? [more inside]
posted by otolith on Aug 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Why does our kitchen sponge smell like mildew after less than a week?

Our kitchen sponge starts to smell like mildew after less than a week of normal use. We use a standard "scrubby" sponge that has an abrasive side and an absorbent sponge side. Has anybody else experienced this problem, and if so, what did you do about it, or do you have any general advice about keeping sponges from mildewing quickly? [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on Aug 13, 2007 - 37 answers

I must get the musty out!

How do I get the musty smell out of a room, after the musty item has been cleared away? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jul 27, 2007 - 7 answers

Proper/reasonable way to deal with water damage in an apartment

Water Damage: The apartment I'm moving into has significant water damage from last May, and the landlord has promised to fix it. What should I know about water damage repairs to make sure my health isn't going to be risked from shoddy repairs? This apartment is in Austria, if that's important to know. [more inside]
posted by sirion on Jul 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Is this mold? If so, can I get out of this lease?

Is this mold? I just leased an apartment and then found standing water, a leak, and what looks like a lot of mold. I want out. Property manager obviously doesn't want to let me out without lots of money. [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz on Jun 21, 2007 - 21 answers

Moldy Walls

My family has mold growing on the lower portions of inside of the walls in the central area of our 15-year-old home. We're getting the house sprayed, but the price the contractor gave us seems extremely high. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by silasjones on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Mold in Microwave

I just found some mold growing in the corner of my microwave. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Is my painful coughing related to mold exposure?

Does my painful chest cough have anything to do with likely exposure to mold during my previous living arrangement? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Apr 29, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I keep things from growing in my couch?

How do I prevent or treat mold, or any other kind of growth, on a couch in a screened in porch? [more inside]
posted by jjbb on Apr 26, 2007 - 3 answers

What can you store in a damp basement, and how?

What can you store in a damp basement, and what's the best way to do it? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Apr 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Need professional (in Brooklyn) to make car smell better.

Know of any car care specialists in or around Brooklyn that can make my car stop smelling so bad? [more inside]
posted by blapst on Mar 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Are these two week old bread slices that look just fine safe to eat?

So I have this opened bag of Trader Joe's sourdough bread that has been sitting in my kitchen for probably at least two weeks now. It looks and smells just fine, not a speck of mold to be seen. Dare I eat this franken-bread? [more inside]
posted by mahamandarava on Mar 14, 2007 - 22 answers

Musty, what does that mean?

Can you describe what mold smells like without using the word musty? [more inside]
posted by 517 on Feb 13, 2007 - 31 answers

If one of the blueberries in the batch has grown mold, are they all tainted?

SpoiledFruitFilter: If one of the blueberries in the batch has grown mold, are they all tainted? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on Jan 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Mamma Mia! Massive Mold! Mediation Mandated!

How to best mitigate a *severe* mold/mildew problem? [more inside]
posted by pjern on Jan 15, 2007 - 12 answers

Japanese mold is destroying my home life! What to do?

I just moved into a new apartment just south of Tokyo. The mold is terrible, I cleaned, dehumidified, ect. I can't move, can't exactly explain the problem. If I simply give up on the mold itself, what can I do for me? Benadril, any holistic ideas, ?? any one else have these mold problems? P.S. I love you meta filter!
posted by nintendo on Nov 25, 2006 - 12 answers

Is this mold in my home their fault?

Do I have a case? Mold in the home and cable installation: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2006 - 6 answers

How can I get rid of the moldy smell from my sink?

What can I do about a strong, moldy odor that seems to be coming from my kitchen sink or disposer? [more inside]
posted by rdauphin on Oct 5, 2006 - 16 answers

Toxic mould in my rice cooker?

What is this red mould in my rice cooker? [more inside]
posted by 999 on Sep 28, 2006 - 10 answers

How can I make my kitchen sink drain fully?

How to fix the drain of my kitchen sink? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Sep 26, 2006 - 4 answers

My clothes are moldy.

All my clothing that is stored in my closets or drawers ends up smelling moldy or actually growing mold. How can I prevent this? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Sep 6, 2006 - 23 answers

Basements and mold and carpet

Basements, mildew, and mold, oh my... [more inside]
posted by adampsyche on Jul 23, 2006 - 4 answers

save my cappi

mold in my plant soil! [more inside]
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Jun 1, 2006 - 4 answers

What's protecting my homemade bread from mold?

What's protecting my homemade bread from mold? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on May 9, 2006 - 15 answers

My fire/water safe got moldy - how do I clean it?

How do I clean a moldy fire/water safe and the contents? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Mar 31, 2006 - 3 answers

Casting in silicone?

Casting (molding?) a solid object in silicone or similar... [more inside]
posted by bradn on Mar 28, 2006 - 6 answers

Can I Make (Age) Sharp Cheese In MY Fridge?

It seems that sticking cheese in the freezer would stop the ageing process, but what about keeping it in the fridge. Could I buy medium cheddar, and stick it in the fridge for a year before opening it? Anyone tried this, any mold or other problems with eating year old but unopened cheese?
posted by pwb503 on Feb 10, 2006 - 10 answers

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