I have just found mold growing in our closets after only 5 weeks of living in our Northstar home. From day one we have used Damp Rid and kept closet lights on, what else is there to do? Some one had mentioned heating rods, do they work and can you find them here? Once mold has started growing what is the best way to get rid of it?
Louvered closet doors -- seem to work better because of the ventilation --- although the curtain idea might be even better.
The heat rods also called piano rods work great - draw about 8 watts - my house was built with electric outlets in each closet but maybe a socket that screws into the light fixture would be an alternative.
Call some of the hardware stores - maybe Kmart - maybe Home Despot - or go online - they are light and easily mailed.
Definitely clean the whole closet with bleach water and maybe mold resistant paint too.
Northstar Village can be tough - it is always a problem but air and heat might keep it at bay -- except for leather goods - not much hope there in a closet storage scenario.
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All great ideas which we will try right away! Has anyone actually tried the heat rods (drying rods), do they work? Looked at the site on line and they are relatively inexpensive but wondering if they really do the job.
I have a dehumidifier running in the room now but wondering if it really does make any difference?
As for the post about temperature change, there is none that I can think of especially since we just moved in and that room doesn't have AC, but does have great airflow.
any help would be appreciated!
Dryer sheets in your pockets work for mosquitos on hikes so I imagine it would work at the house. Want me to bring a case when I come next month?
I truly have never heard that before! I am willing to try anything, as we are bombarded up here in the rain forest lately and Tabra and I can't go to bed without dousing ourselves in OFF, even with the fan. And our bathroom is just disgusting with them. I am now seriously considering throwing a bunch of bounce under my sheets and seeing what happens. 🙂
Borax helps too. I have bamboo blinds, but they stay up all the time, and I would get mildew between the layers. I didn't want to Clorox them because I didn't want to bleach out the color. A lady in Cost-U-Less told me to wash them with Borax. That was quite a while back. They still get dusty, so need cleaning, but the mildew has not come back.