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Mould in ds's bedroom - how do I get rid of it completely?

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EBAB Fri 13-Jul-07 00:38:01

Ds's bedroom is in a converted garage which has had a bit of a damp problem since we moved in. We noticed some mould growing on the wall by his bed, and on his blinds, last year and cleaned it up as best we could.

Today, I discovered mould growing on the underside of ds's mattress . Needless to say, a new mattress and mattress protector are on order, and a dehumidifier being looked at. But in time for all this arriving in a few weeks, how do we totally get rid of the mould spores (on blinds, walls, bed frame, etc) - and preferrably without bleach fumes lingering right around the head of ds's bed for weeks?

Also, does anyone know of any kind of window mesh, or plug-in gadget, to keep pollen out of the room, so we can better ventilate it in the summer? Keeping windows shut during the hayfever season isn't helping.

Thank you.

Rantmum Fri 13-Jul-07 12:55:53

You probably could also get a air purifier, there are several available here

Hate to say it but you may need to get a builder in to identify where the problem is and have it properly damp-proofed.

Dehumidifier is a good idea in the meantime though.

Rantmum Fri 13-Jul-07 12:57:25

Oh and bleach may be the best option, but you will need to open the window to let it dry too - can ds sleep somewhere else, even in your room for a night while the bleach smell evaporates?

NannyL Fri 13-Jul-07 20:36:38

could you use an ioniser? which will remove the allergens from the air (and make them settle on surfaces as dust) so that any pollen that comes in is very soon stuck on a surface rather than round the air)

EBAB Sat 14-Jul-07 12:30:21

Dehumidifier sounds like a good plan, and hadn't thought of ioniser. Thank you, Rantmum and NannyL.

jules99 Sat 14-Jul-07 13:00:55

hope this helps

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