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Damp bedroom - help!

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ja9 Mon 07-Feb-05 21:09:52

Ok here's the deal. Just pulled back bed in spare room to see quite a bit of black fungussy damp stuff on the wall. What do i do with it in the short term? I have someone coming to stay in it at the weekend...

kid Mon 07-Feb-05 21:12:12

We had the same problem on our old flat. I used bleach to wash it away. It gets rid of the smell as well. It will be okay for a short term solution but it will keep coming back.

WestCountryLass Mon 07-Feb-05 21:12:26

Wash it with bleach to kill the fungus. You can get some of this as well:

cornfield Mon 07-Feb-05 21:14:26

get the windows open and ventilate the room, then spray Dettox Mould and Mildew remover, in a green spray bottle, question is is the rest of the house moudly or is it just this room??

misdee Mon 07-Feb-05 21:15:16

maybe invest in a dehumidfyer for the room later on as well.

where as i need a humidyfyer as my place is too dry.

ja9 Mon 07-Feb-05 21:20:53


this bedroom is in an extension that has had problems, and i'm fairly confident its the only damp part of the house. Plus as i rarely use the room I have the heating off on it most of time - oops.

essbee Mon 07-Feb-05 21:22:54

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munnzieb Mon 07-Feb-05 21:24:46

put the heating on to dry it out a bit, and move anyhting away from that wall, I had the prob in my old bedroom at home, (was a prob for 20 yrs or more, nout bad happened to my system!)

ja9 Mon 07-Feb-05 22:01:32

ok folks - ja9's husband Mark just home from youthclub (it's my work I'm not a toyboy!!!) to be taken by the hand and shown our mouldy wall - nice!!!

Thanks for your wise advice - the mildrew removal spray that we had under the sink seems to be doing the trick and the heating will be left on.

One more thing though... any advice for cleaning the mould off the bed that was against the wall - it's not too bad but needs to be cleaned off the fabric covering the bed base as well as the matress,

Thanks in advance,


kid Mon 07-Feb-05 22:17:25

In the machine with some dettol?
I had to throw loads of DD's clothes away as the black mould didn't wash out

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