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Charcuterie help

First attempt, this is after ten days. Small spots of mould starting to appear. Ruined? What should I do? Is it salvageable?
posted by conifer on Nov 5, 2016 - 7 answers

Concerned about mould

I've had weird allergic symptoms now for a few months. Itchy, watery, irritated eyes. A really runny nose. Occasional headaches. Aches etc. We have no pets nor contact with any pet dander. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jan 18, 2016 - 13 answers

Can I keep it as a pet?

How bad is the mould in my apartment? (Bonus question inside!) [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Oct 7, 2014 - 7 answers

Would you use toilet paper that had a mouldy bit on it?

I'm housesitting and the loo roll (toilet paper) seems to have gone a tad mouldy. I obviously took the moudly bits off and chucked them in the bin but I am now left wondering whether the mould might have left spores in the rest of the loo rool, invisible to the naked eye. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Jul 28, 2014 - 17 answers

How to deal with a really damp house.

There is a lake under my house and we have a very serious damp issue. Thank goodness I don't own it but while we house hunt (to buy), we have to live with it. Looking for ways to cope. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Jun 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Can I plant this moldy/fungusy rose bush?

Just unwrapped my recently delivered William Baffin rose, to discover a lot of clumpy white and green mould or fungus all over the roots. This is the first rose I've planted, so I have no idea if this is normal (nitrogen nodules?) or if it is, as my instincts say, a very unhealthy thing (kill it with fire). [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on May 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Cleaning mould from curtains with several constraints

I need to clean a bunch of white curtains with black mildew spots. They all have plastic rings sewed on for hanging and no tags to show what material they're made from, but they look like a cotton blend. I don't have a washing machine (I bring clothes to a laundrette) and have serious space limitations (no room to air dry, unless *absolutely* necessary). What is the best approach to cleaning these things? Will a dryer melt the plastic rings? Will a hot wash damage the curtains? Is dry cleaning an option? Thanks!
posted by hannahlambda on Apr 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Following a burst pipe, is soaked flooring salvageable?

So the hot water pipe leading to our kitchen sink in our house burst during the night and I came down to find our kitchen, bathroom & half our livng room under 2 inches of warm water. Now everything is tidied but the floor material - vinyl - is damp on the underside. What to do? Damp slushy snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by ianso on Mar 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Help identify a musty smell in a bathroom?

Our small main floor 2-piece bathroom has had a musty smell for the last couple of months. We can't seem to identify the source and aside from the smell there is no sign that anything is wrong. We had a plumber in and he spotted a very small amount of (orangy coloured) mould inside the toilet tank, but even after cleaning that up with MoldEx the smell has not abated. What could it be? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Oct 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Is that Jackson Pollock? Nope! It's mold!

Is it possible my moldy unit pushing my already run-down self over the edge? How much mold is too much? For how long? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Sep 23, 2013 - 15 answers

Winter Damp Solutions?

Damp Mouldy London Flats: Cheap simple solutions? We moved in to a new flat in May and now that the could winter is coming the flat seems to be getting rather damp and there are some mould (mold) issues. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Oct 24, 2012 - 18 answers


I accidentally left my favourite (white, lace) top in a plate of salmon lasagne and left it for a week. It's covered in mould. I suck at life. [more inside]
posted by Bows of Bow on Oct 4, 2012 - 25 answers

Mould & condensation in our new home, help!

Help! Mould & condensation in both bedrooms of our new home. We are first-time homebuyers and mostly newbs. Do we have any legal rights as buyers, and best way to fix the issue? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Apr 18, 2012 - 9 answers

WTF is living on our house?

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]
posted by tweemy on Apr 12, 2011 - 11 answers

How to mask a mildew smell

How can I mask a mildew smell completely for a day or two? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Mar 17, 2011 - 29 answers

Back Alley Bike Lamp?

How can I make a clear plastic cast of a bicycle? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Dec 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Sofa mould discovery

Where did the mould on my sofa cushions come from, and how can I be sure it won't come back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Help Me Spruce Up My Mouldy Sierra Hiking Boots

What should I do to treat my mouldy hiking boots? They were abandoned scandalously in the back of a cupboard for years, and when I pulled them out they had a fine coating of mould on them. I've left them in the sun for a few days, but what now?
posted by gerls on Sep 28, 2010 - 4 answers


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?
posted by monkey closet on Jan 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Where oh where can this be?

I was wondering if there was anywhere I could find Lou Barlow and Bob Mould singing an acoustic version of "Believe what you're Saying".. [more inside]
posted by iabide79 on Dec 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Millions of peaches, peaches for me.

How can I avoid (or at least, delay just for a few days) the growth of mould on my fruit? [more inside]
posted by _dario on Jul 16, 2009 - 20 answers

My wall is growing something.

What is growing on my wall? [more inside]
posted by sah on Apr 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me save my sausage!

Two parts: If I have a big piece of dry summer sausage that's developed mould, do I have to throw it away? And, how do I properly store it? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Nov 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Water, Mould, and a Ceiling on the Floor!

My bathroom ceiling fell down today, only to reveal a huge water leak and an even nastier mould farm. Help! [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Sep 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I make bathroom ceiling mold go away?

The previous owners of my house obviously painted the bathroom ceiling with the wrong kind of paint. I now have extensive mold growth. Do I have any options, other than ripping the ceiling out and starting over? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Mar 16, 2008 - 12 answers

My books are rotten

Help! My books are rotten - as in they're covered in mould! Suggestions on anything I can do to save them most welcome... [more inside]
posted by Sifter on Dec 13, 2006 - 11 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

Why do we keep sneezing?

Something in our house is making us sneeze. How can I find out what it is? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Mar 7, 2006 - 10 answers

UK house rental legal advice

Friend is moving out of a flat, their is some mould/damp around parts of the flat. Landlord says its her responsibility and wants to reparations out of her deposit. Is this legit? [more inside]
posted by biffa on Jun 20, 2005 - 8 answers

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