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MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Ok, so I live at home with my parents and they seem to think this mold is NO BIG DEAL. SOOOOO...I am doing some research.

It is growing right above my shower on the wall and is getting worse. I am the only one who uses this particular bathroom, unless my sister is home from college. My mom says they have the same mold problem in thier bathroom. Ok, fine. I had mold in my dorm room in college and the whole wall had to be replaced...so that tells me that mold is BAD.

My question for those of you who know your stuff is

1) How bad is it?
2) How can I clean it?
3) How expensive is it to get tested?
4) Is it only bad if I am allergic to it? Or can it be just generaly bad for my lungs anyway?
5) Is there any way that I can test the air quality or do I have to hire someone to do that?

Please let me know what you think.

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Ok, so I live at home with my parents and they seem to think this mold is NO BIG DEAL. SOOOOO...I am doing some research.

It is growing right above my shower on the wall and is getting worse. I am the only one who uses this particular bathroom, unless my sister is home from college. My mom says they have the same mold problem in thier bathroom. Ok, fine. I had mold in my dorm room in college and the whole wall had to be replaced...so that tells me that mold is BAD.

My question for those of you who know your stuff is

1) How bad is it?
2) How can I clean it?
3) How expensive is it to get tested?
4) Is it only bad if I am allergic to it? Or can it be just generaly bad for my lungs anyway?
5) Is there any way that I can test the air quality or do I have to hire someone to do that?

Please let me know what you think.

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Ok, so I live at home with my parents and they seem to think this mold is NO BIG DEAL. SOOOOO...I am doing some research.

It is growing right above my shower on the wall and is getting worse. I am the only one who uses this particular bathroom, unless my sister is home from college. My mom says they have the same mold problem in thier bathroom. Ok, fine. I had mold in my dorm room in college and the whole wall had to be replaced...so that tells me that mold is BAD.

My question for those of you who know your stuff is

1) How bad is it?
2) How can I clean it?
3) How expensive is it to get tested?
4) Is it only bad if I am allergic to it? Or can it be just generaly bad for my lungs anyway?
5) Is there any way that I can test the air quality or do I have to hire someone to do that?

Please let me know what you think.

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Ok, so I live at home with my parents and they seem to think this mold is NO BIG DEAL. SOOOOO...I am doing some research.

It is growing right above my shower on the wall and is getting worse. I am the only one who uses this particular bathroom, unless my sister is home from college. My mom says they have the same mold problem in thier bathroom. Ok, fine. I had mold in my dorm room in college and the whole wall had to be replaced...so that tells me that mold is BAD.

My question for those of you who know your stuff is

1) How bad is it?
2) How can I clean it?
3) How expensive is it to get tested?
4) Is it only bad if I am allergic to it? Or can it be just generaly bad for my lungs anyway?
5) Is there any way that I can test the air quality or do I have to hire someone to do that?

Please let me know what you think.

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Ok, so I live at home with my parents and they seem to think this mold is NO BIG DEAL. SOOOOO...I am doing some research.
<br />
<br />It is growing right above my shower on the wall and is getting worse. I am the only one who uses this particular bathroom, unless my sister is home from college. My mom says they have the same mold problem in thier bathroom. Ok, fine. I had mold in my dorm room in college and the whole wall had to be replaced...so that tells me that mold is BAD.
<br />
<br />My question for those of you who know your stuff is
<br />
<br />1) How bad is it?
<br />2) How can I clean it?
<br />3) How expensive is it to get tested?
<br />4) Is it only bad if I am allergic to it? Or can it be just generaly bad for my lungs anyway?
<br />5) Is there any way that I can test the air quality or do I have to hire someone to do that?
<br />
<br />Please let me know what you think.

Gravey
04-11-2009, 01:53 PM
Mold is Bad Caitlin. It can cause severe respiratory infections. Also, Headache's and fatigue. Bleach and a good scrubbing can get rid of mold (Wear a Mask). I have a Pressure steamer that gets rid of it for me. They can be expensive, but, you can rent them cheap. Mold is dangerous for those without CF. So for you it can become a worse problem.

I don't want to scare you. You should, at least in your bathroom, get rid of it.

Take care,
Graves

Gravey
04-11-2009, 01:53 PM
Mold is Bad Caitlin. It can cause severe respiratory infections. Also, Headache's and fatigue. Bleach and a good scrubbing can get rid of mold (Wear a Mask). I have a Pressure steamer that gets rid of it for me. They can be expensive, but, you can rent them cheap. Mold is dangerous for those without CF. So for you it can become a worse problem.

I don't want to scare you. You should, at least in your bathroom, get rid of it.

Take care,
Graves

Gravey
04-11-2009, 01:53 PM
Mold is Bad Caitlin. It can cause severe respiratory infections. Also, Headache's and fatigue. Bleach and a good scrubbing can get rid of mold (Wear a Mask). I have a Pressure steamer that gets rid of it for me. They can be expensive, but, you can rent them cheap. Mold is dangerous for those without CF. So for you it can become a worse problem.

I don't want to scare you. You should, at least in your bathroom, get rid of it.

Take care,
Graves

Gravey
04-11-2009, 01:53 PM
Mold is Bad Caitlin. It can cause severe respiratory infections. Also, Headache's and fatigue. Bleach and a good scrubbing can get rid of mold (Wear a Mask). I have a Pressure steamer that gets rid of it for me. They can be expensive, but, you can rent them cheap. Mold is dangerous for those without CF. So for you it can become a worse problem.

I don't want to scare you. You should, at least in your bathroom, get rid of it.

Take care,
Graves

Gravey
04-11-2009, 01:53 PM
Mold is Bad Caitlin. It can cause severe respiratory infections. Also, Headache's and fatigue. Bleach and a good scrubbing can get rid of mold (Wear a Mask). I have a Pressure steamer that gets rid of it for me. They can be expensive, but, you can rent them cheap. Mold is dangerous for those without CF. So for you it can become a worse problem.
<br />
<br />I don't want to scare you. You should, at least in your bathroom, get rid of it.
<br />
<br />Take care,
<br />Graves

bethylove
04-11-2009, 02:31 PM
We had a mold problem for years.... and I wish someone would have taken care of it a lot sooner than they did. Moving away to college in a mold free dorm room, really opened my eyes to when I came back to my house. I would get all stuffy, and it was harder to breathe, and that was just being home for one day. So really urge them to take care of it. Bleach can kill mold, but if it's really bad, it might not do the trick becuase mold likes to come back.

bethylove
04-11-2009, 02:31 PM
We had a mold problem for years.... and I wish someone would have taken care of it a lot sooner than they did. Moving away to college in a mold free dorm room, really opened my eyes to when I came back to my house. I would get all stuffy, and it was harder to breathe, and that was just being home for one day. So really urge them to take care of it. Bleach can kill mold, but if it's really bad, it might not do the trick becuase mold likes to come back.

bethylove
04-11-2009, 02:31 PM
We had a mold problem for years.... and I wish someone would have taken care of it a lot sooner than they did. Moving away to college in a mold free dorm room, really opened my eyes to when I came back to my house. I would get all stuffy, and it was harder to breathe, and that was just being home for one day. So really urge them to take care of it. Bleach can kill mold, but if it's really bad, it might not do the trick becuase mold likes to come back.

bethylove
04-11-2009, 02:31 PM
We had a mold problem for years.... and I wish someone would have taken care of it a lot sooner than they did. Moving away to college in a mold free dorm room, really opened my eyes to when I came back to my house. I would get all stuffy, and it was harder to breathe, and that was just being home for one day. So really urge them to take care of it. Bleach can kill mold, but if it's really bad, it might not do the trick becuase mold likes to come back.

bethylove
04-11-2009, 02:31 PM
We had a mold problem for years.... and I wish someone would have taken care of it a lot sooner than they did. Moving away to college in a mold free dorm room, really opened my eyes to when I came back to my house. I would get all stuffy, and it was harder to breathe, and that was just being home for one day. So really urge them to take care of it. Bleach can kill mold, but if it's really bad, it might not do the trick becuase mold likes to come back.

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Two words: NOT OK!

I had some mold in a house my friends and I rented in college. The minute I found out about the mold I called my doctor at that time, who told me in no uncertain terms that I needed to get OUT. He actually wrote me a letter and I brought it to the house's owner so my friends and I could break the lease without penalty. I initially thought maybe he would just have me avoid the room with the mold or something, but there was NO WAY he was going to let me stay in that house.

More recently (as in last week), my apartment in NYC suffered a minor flood because of a fire in my building that triggered the sprinklers. Now my current doctor is insisting that I stay in a hotel nearby until the entire apartment is evaluated for mold and any potential new growth areas cleaned and properly sealed.

I have another CF friend who goes to a different clinic and has always had great lung function. A couple of years ago she suddenly kept coming down with exacerbations and no one could figure it out. After 4 courses of IVs in 6 months, she finally had a total evaluation of her house and found mold growing in the walls of a bathroom. She and her husband moved, and she returned to normal. That's not to scare you, because she did recover all her lung function and is still doing great, but it does illustrate a situation where mold was undeniably causing immediate issues.

Bottom line in my opinion: you don't play around with mold and fungus.

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Two words: NOT OK!

I had some mold in a house my friends and I rented in college. The minute I found out about the mold I called my doctor at that time, who told me in no uncertain terms that I needed to get OUT. He actually wrote me a letter and I brought it to the house's owner so my friends and I could break the lease without penalty. I initially thought maybe he would just have me avoid the room with the mold or something, but there was NO WAY he was going to let me stay in that house.

More recently (as in last week), my apartment in NYC suffered a minor flood because of a fire in my building that triggered the sprinklers. Now my current doctor is insisting that I stay in a hotel nearby until the entire apartment is evaluated for mold and any potential new growth areas cleaned and properly sealed.

I have another CF friend who goes to a different clinic and has always had great lung function. A couple of years ago she suddenly kept coming down with exacerbations and no one could figure it out. After 4 courses of IVs in 6 months, she finally had a total evaluation of her house and found mold growing in the walls of a bathroom. She and her husband moved, and she returned to normal. That's not to scare you, because she did recover all her lung function and is still doing great, but it does illustrate a situation where mold was undeniably causing immediate issues.

Bottom line in my opinion: you don't play around with mold and fungus.

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Two words: NOT OK!

I had some mold in a house my friends and I rented in college. The minute I found out about the mold I called my doctor at that time, who told me in no uncertain terms that I needed to get OUT. He actually wrote me a letter and I brought it to the house's owner so my friends and I could break the lease without penalty. I initially thought maybe he would just have me avoid the room with the mold or something, but there was NO WAY he was going to let me stay in that house.

More recently (as in last week), my apartment in NYC suffered a minor flood because of a fire in my building that triggered the sprinklers. Now my current doctor is insisting that I stay in a hotel nearby until the entire apartment is evaluated for mold and any potential new growth areas cleaned and properly sealed.

I have another CF friend who goes to a different clinic and has always had great lung function. A couple of years ago she suddenly kept coming down with exacerbations and no one could figure it out. After 4 courses of IVs in 6 months, she finally had a total evaluation of her house and found mold growing in the walls of a bathroom. She and her husband moved, and she returned to normal. That's not to scare you, because she did recover all her lung function and is still doing great, but it does illustrate a situation where mold was undeniably causing immediate issues.

Bottom line in my opinion: you don't play around with mold and fungus.

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Two words: NOT OK!

I had some mold in a house my friends and I rented in college. The minute I found out about the mold I called my doctor at that time, who told me in no uncertain terms that I needed to get OUT. He actually wrote me a letter and I brought it to the house's owner so my friends and I could break the lease without penalty. I initially thought maybe he would just have me avoid the room with the mold or something, but there was NO WAY he was going to let me stay in that house.

More recently (as in last week), my apartment in NYC suffered a minor flood because of a fire in my building that triggered the sprinklers. Now my current doctor is insisting that I stay in a hotel nearby until the entire apartment is evaluated for mold and any potential new growth areas cleaned and properly sealed.

I have another CF friend who goes to a different clinic and has always had great lung function. A couple of years ago she suddenly kept coming down with exacerbations and no one could figure it out. After 4 courses of IVs in 6 months, she finally had a total evaluation of her house and found mold growing in the walls of a bathroom. She and her husband moved, and she returned to normal. That's not to scare you, because she did recover all her lung function and is still doing great, but it does illustrate a situation where mold was undeniably causing immediate issues.

Bottom line in my opinion: you don't play around with mold and fungus.

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Two words: NOT OK!
<br />
<br />I had some mold in a house my friends and I rented in college. The minute I found out about the mold I called my doctor at that time, who told me in no uncertain terms that I needed to get OUT. He actually wrote me a letter and I brought it to the house's owner so my friends and I could break the lease without penalty. I initially thought maybe he would just have me avoid the room with the mold or something, but there was NO WAY he was going to let me stay in that house.
<br />
<br />More recently (as in last week), my apartment in NYC suffered a minor flood because of a fire in my building that triggered the sprinklers. Now my current doctor is insisting that I stay in a hotel nearby until the entire apartment is evaluated for mold and any potential new growth areas cleaned and properly sealed.
<br />
<br />I have another CF friend who goes to a different clinic and has always had great lung function. A couple of years ago she suddenly kept coming down with exacerbations and no one could figure it out. After 4 courses of IVs in 6 months, she finally had a total evaluation of her house and found mold growing in the walls of a bathroom. She and her husband moved, and she returned to normal. That's not to scare you, because she did recover all her lung function and is still doing great, but it does illustrate a situation where mold was undeniably causing immediate issues.
<br />
<br />Bottom line in my opinion: you don't play around with mold and fungus.

Gravey
04-11-2009, 03:44 PM
You can get this amazing pressure steamer(what i clean and kill mold with. By putting a mix of water and 10% Bleach. It's amazing takes only minutes) For 100 dollars or less. You need to buy it on-line to get it at this price.

Home Depot sells them. I'am sure most retail Home improvement stores also sell them on-line for less, if you don't have a Home Depot near you.

Hope this helps Caitlin <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Graves

Gravey
04-11-2009, 03:44 PM
You can get this amazing pressure steamer(what i clean and kill mold with. By putting a mix of water and 10% Bleach. It's amazing takes only minutes) For 100 dollars or less. You need to buy it on-line to get it at this price.

Home Depot sells them. I'am sure most retail Home improvement stores also sell them on-line for less, if you don't have a Home Depot near you.

Hope this helps Caitlin <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Graves

Gravey
04-11-2009, 03:44 PM
You can get this amazing pressure steamer(what i clean and kill mold with. By putting a mix of water and 10% Bleach. It's amazing takes only minutes) For 100 dollars or less. You need to buy it on-line to get it at this price.

Home Depot sells them. I'am sure most retail Home improvement stores also sell them on-line for less, if you don't have a Home Depot near you.

Hope this helps Caitlin <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Graves

Gravey
04-11-2009, 03:44 PM
You can get this amazing pressure steamer(what i clean and kill mold with. By putting a mix of water and 10% Bleach. It's amazing takes only minutes) For 100 dollars or less. You need to buy it on-line to get it at this price.

Home Depot sells them. I'am sure most retail Home improvement stores also sell them on-line for less, if you don't have a Home Depot near you.

Hope this helps Caitlin <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Graves

Gravey
04-11-2009, 03:44 PM
You can get this amazing pressure steamer(what i clean and kill mold with. By putting a mix of water and 10% Bleach. It's amazing takes only minutes) For 100 dollars or less. You need to buy it on-line to get it at this price.
<br />
<br />Home Depot sells them. I'am sure most retail Home improvement stores also sell them on-line for less, if you don't have a Home Depot near you.
<br />
<br />Hope this helps Caitlin <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
<br />
<br />Graves

MicheleGazelle
04-11-2009, 03:58 PM
Mold is horrible. Any time we have mold growing in the apartment, I have more lung inflammation, sinus problems and sleep issues.

When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back.

Here is a link: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.spore-tech.com/viewCategory.asp?idCategory=78">http://www.spore-tech.com/view...gory.asp?idCategory=78</a>

I bought something specifically for killing mold, but it was pretty toxic. I doubt I would do that again. These days, I typically use peroxide and scrub it off the surface. I had a problem with mold growing on the door frame of my sliding glass door to the patio. The metal part of the frame was covered in paint and no matter how much I cleaned, it kept growing back. I took a metal scrubber and scoured some of the paint off the metal frame. Since then, I clean that door a lot less than I used to and I have a lot fewer respiratory problems.

Ideally, any porous materials that have mold in them should be removed/replaced. It is very stubborn stuff and hard to completely wipe out. A fan to air out the bathroom can help discourage it from coming back. Or at least open the window after showering if you have no fan. I have recently had good results with using salt and black tea for killing mold. If my clothes smell like mold, I soak them in water with tea bags and that helps. The salt has worked well for hard surfaces, like the kitchen sink.

MicheleGazelle
04-11-2009, 03:58 PM
Mold is horrible. Any time we have mold growing in the apartment, I have more lung inflammation, sinus problems and sleep issues.

When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back.

Here is a link: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.spore-tech.com/viewCategory.asp?idCategory=78">http://www.spore-tech.com/view...gory.asp?idCategory=78</a>

I bought something specifically for killing mold, but it was pretty toxic. I doubt I would do that again. These days, I typically use peroxide and scrub it off the surface. I had a problem with mold growing on the door frame of my sliding glass door to the patio. The metal part of the frame was covered in paint and no matter how much I cleaned, it kept growing back. I took a metal scrubber and scoured some of the paint off the metal frame. Since then, I clean that door a lot less than I used to and I have a lot fewer respiratory problems.

Ideally, any porous materials that have mold in them should be removed/replaced. It is very stubborn stuff and hard to completely wipe out. A fan to air out the bathroom can help discourage it from coming back. Or at least open the window after showering if you have no fan. I have recently had good results with using salt and black tea for killing mold. If my clothes smell like mold, I soak them in water with tea bags and that helps. The salt has worked well for hard surfaces, like the kitchen sink.

MicheleGazelle
04-11-2009, 03:58 PM
Mold is horrible. Any time we have mold growing in the apartment, I have more lung inflammation, sinus problems and sleep issues.

When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back.

Here is a link: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.spore-tech.com/viewCategory.asp?idCategory=78">http://www.spore-tech.com/view...gory.asp?idCategory=78</a>

I bought something specifically for killing mold, but it was pretty toxic. I doubt I would do that again. These days, I typically use peroxide and scrub it off the surface. I had a problem with mold growing on the door frame of my sliding glass door to the patio. The metal part of the frame was covered in paint and no matter how much I cleaned, it kept growing back. I took a metal scrubber and scoured some of the paint off the metal frame. Since then, I clean that door a lot less than I used to and I have a lot fewer respiratory problems.

Ideally, any porous materials that have mold in them should be removed/replaced. It is very stubborn stuff and hard to completely wipe out. A fan to air out the bathroom can help discourage it from coming back. Or at least open the window after showering if you have no fan. I have recently had good results with using salt and black tea for killing mold. If my clothes smell like mold, I soak them in water with tea bags and that helps. The salt has worked well for hard surfaces, like the kitchen sink.

MicheleGazelle
04-11-2009, 03:58 PM
Mold is horrible. Any time we have mold growing in the apartment, I have more lung inflammation, sinus problems and sleep issues.

When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back.

Here is a link: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.spore-tech.com/viewCategory.asp?idCategory=78">http://www.spore-tech.com/view...gory.asp?idCategory=78</a>

I bought something specifically for killing mold, but it was pretty toxic. I doubt I would do that again. These days, I typically use peroxide and scrub it off the surface. I had a problem with mold growing on the door frame of my sliding glass door to the patio. The metal part of the frame was covered in paint and no matter how much I cleaned, it kept growing back. I took a metal scrubber and scoured some of the paint off the metal frame. Since then, I clean that door a lot less than I used to and I have a lot fewer respiratory problems.

Ideally, any porous materials that have mold in them should be removed/replaced. It is very stubborn stuff and hard to completely wipe out. A fan to air out the bathroom can help discourage it from coming back. Or at least open the window after showering if you have no fan. I have recently had good results with using salt and black tea for killing mold. If my clothes smell like mold, I soak them in water with tea bags and that helps. The salt has worked well for hard surfaces, like the kitchen sink.

MicheleGazelle
04-11-2009, 03:58 PM
Mold is horrible. Any time we have mold growing in the apartment, I have more lung inflammation, sinus problems and sleep issues.
<br />
<br />When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back.
<br />
<br />Here is a link: <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.spore-tech.com/viewCategory.asp?idCategory=78">http://www.spore-tech.com/view...gory.asp?idCategory=78</a>
<br />
<br />I bought something specifically for killing mold, but it was pretty toxic. I doubt I would do that again. These days, I typically use peroxide and scrub it off the surface. I had a problem with mold growing on the door frame of my sliding glass door to the patio. The metal part of the frame was covered in paint and no matter how much I cleaned, it kept growing back. I took a metal scrubber and scoured some of the paint off the metal frame. Since then, I clean that door a lot less than I used to and I have a lot fewer respiratory problems.
<br />
<br />Ideally, any porous materials that have mold in them should be removed/replaced. It is very stubborn stuff and hard to completely wipe out. A fan to air out the bathroom can help discourage it from coming back. Or at least open the window after showering if you have no fan. I have recently had good results with using salt and black tea for killing mold. If my clothes smell like mold, I soak them in water with tea bags and that helps. The salt has worked well for hard surfaces, like the kitchen sink.
<br />
<br />

JenDiS
04-11-2009, 06:57 PM
we have mold growing on our bathroom ceiling even after they painted it with that supposide mold preventing paint but my parents still havent taken care of it.

ive got a severe allergy to mold it makes my asthma spike up n makes me tight after showers...its the only shower in our house...

i cant wait to get out of here.

so mold is bad...sometimes being around it gave me hemoptysis (in school)

JenDiS
04-11-2009, 06:57 PM
we have mold growing on our bathroom ceiling even after they painted it with that supposide mold preventing paint but my parents still havent taken care of it.

ive got a severe allergy to mold it makes my asthma spike up n makes me tight after showers...its the only shower in our house...

i cant wait to get out of here.

so mold is bad...sometimes being around it gave me hemoptysis (in school)

JenDiS
04-11-2009, 06:57 PM
we have mold growing on our bathroom ceiling even after they painted it with that supposide mold preventing paint but my parents still havent taken care of it.

ive got a severe allergy to mold it makes my asthma spike up n makes me tight after showers...its the only shower in our house...

i cant wait to get out of here.

so mold is bad...sometimes being around it gave me hemoptysis (in school)

JenDiS
04-11-2009, 06:57 PM
we have mold growing on our bathroom ceiling even after they painted it with that supposide mold preventing paint but my parents still havent taken care of it.

ive got a severe allergy to mold it makes my asthma spike up n makes me tight after showers...its the only shower in our house...

i cant wait to get out of here.

so mold is bad...sometimes being around it gave me hemoptysis (in school)

JenDiS
04-11-2009, 06:57 PM
we have mold growing on our bathroom ceiling even after they painted it with that supposide mold preventing paint but my parents still havent taken care of it.
<br />
<br />ive got a severe allergy to mold it makes my asthma spike up n makes me tight after showers...its the only shower in our house...
<br />
<br />i cant wait to get out of here.
<br />
<br />so mold is bad...sometimes being around it gave me hemoptysis (in school)

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 07:40 PM
OMG...thank you all soooooo much. I really appreciate all of the advice! I just feel like my parents just shrug it off their shoulders like its nothing, so it made me think I was acting crazy thinking it was a big deal. Now that I KNOW its a big deal, I will definitely try to do something about it.

I may have to get someone else to clean it though, its pretty high on the wall...and I am short. lol.

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back. </end quote></div>

That is exactly what happened in my dorm. We kept cleaning it and it kept coming back even worse till we had it checked.

Graves, Do you know what your mold cleaner machine is called? I may look into it...seems like it would be useful, even for when I move out so I wont have to touch and be as close to the mold.

Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with my parents though? They are very hard to convince. Do you have any websites that would show them how bad it is for not only me, but them as well?

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 07:40 PM
OMG...thank you all soooooo much. I really appreciate all of the advice! I just feel like my parents just shrug it off their shoulders like its nothing, so it made me think I was acting crazy thinking it was a big deal. Now that I KNOW its a big deal, I will definitely try to do something about it.

I may have to get someone else to clean it though, its pretty high on the wall...and I am short. lol.

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back. </end quote></div>

That is exactly what happened in my dorm. We kept cleaning it and it kept coming back even worse till we had it checked.

Graves, Do you know what your mold cleaner machine is called? I may look into it...seems like it would be useful, even for when I move out so I wont have to touch and be as close to the mold.

Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with my parents though? They are very hard to convince. Do you have any websites that would show them how bad it is for not only me, but them as well?

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 07:40 PM
OMG...thank you all soooooo much. I really appreciate all of the advice! I just feel like my parents just shrug it off their shoulders like its nothing, so it made me think I was acting crazy thinking it was a big deal. Now that I KNOW its a big deal, I will definitely try to do something about it.

I may have to get someone else to clean it though, its pretty high on the wall...and I am short. lol.

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back. </end quote></div>

That is exactly what happened in my dorm. We kept cleaning it and it kept coming back even worse till we had it checked.

Graves, Do you know what your mold cleaner machine is called? I may look into it...seems like it would be useful, even for when I move out so I wont have to touch and be as close to the mold.

Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with my parents though? They are very hard to convince. Do you have any websites that would show them how bad it is for not only me, but them as well?

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 07:40 PM
OMG...thank you all soooooo much. I really appreciate all of the advice! I just feel like my parents just shrug it off their shoulders like its nothing, so it made me think I was acting crazy thinking it was a big deal. Now that I KNOW its a big deal, I will definitely try to do something about it.

I may have to get someone else to clean it though, its pretty high on the wall...and I am short. lol.

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back. </end quote>

That is exactly what happened in my dorm. We kept cleaning it and it kept coming back even worse till we had it checked.

Graves, Do you know what your mold cleaner machine is called? I may look into it...seems like it would be useful, even for when I move out so I wont have to touch and be as close to the mold.

Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with my parents though? They are very hard to convince. Do you have any websites that would show them how bad it is for not only me, but them as well?

MCGrad2006
04-11-2009, 07:40 PM
OMG...thank you all soooooo much. I really appreciate all of the advice! I just feel like my parents just shrug it off their shoulders like its nothing, so it made me think I was acting crazy thinking it was a big deal. Now that I KNOW its a big deal, I will definitely try to do something about it.
<br />
<br />I may have to get someone else to clean it though, its pretty high on the wall...and I am short. lol.
<br />
<br /><div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>When I had a mold and mildew problem, I read that bleach was insufficient because the molecules are too large and won't get into porous materials. So you kill the stuff on the surface but the "roots" (so to speak) live and grow back. </end quote>
<br />
<br />That is exactly what happened in my dorm. We kept cleaning it and it kept coming back even worse till we had it checked.
<br />
<br />Graves, Do you know what your mold cleaner machine is called? I may look into it...seems like it would be useful, even for when I move out so I wont have to touch and be as close to the mold.
<br />
<br />Does anyone have any tips on how to deal with my parents though? They are very hard to convince. Do you have any websites that would show them how bad it is for not only me, but them as well?

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 07:47 PM
Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a>

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 07:47 PM
Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a>

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 07:47 PM
Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a>

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 07:47 PM
Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a>

NYCLawGirl
04-11-2009, 07:47 PM
Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).
<br />
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a>

JazzysMom
04-11-2009, 08:10 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NYCLawGirl</b></i>

Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).



<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a></end quote></div>


This was written by our own, Lauren (Lightnlife)

JazzysMom
04-11-2009, 08:10 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NYCLawGirl</b></i>

Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).



<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a></end quote></div>


This was written by our own, Lauren (Lightnlife)

JazzysMom
04-11-2009, 08:10 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NYCLawGirl</b></i>

Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).



<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a></end quote></div>


This was written by our own, Lauren (Lightnlife)

JazzysMom
04-11-2009, 08:10 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NYCLawGirl</b></i>

Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).



<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a></end quote>


This was written by our own, Lauren (Lightnlife)

JazzysMom
04-11-2009, 08:10 PM
<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote><i>Originally posted by: <b>NYCLawGirl</b></i>
<br />
<br />Here's a start, found by google searching "mold and cystic fibrosis" (ps: it asked me whether I meant "mild cystic fibrosis" lol).
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/78634/limiting_exposure_to_mold_in_the_home.html">http://www.associatedcontent.c..._mold_in_the_home.html</a></end quote>
<br />
<br />
<br />This was written by our own, Lauren (Lightnlife)
<br />

reagansmom
04-11-2009, 08:17 PM
Not an expert on mold or anything, but I did notice at the store the other day that Tilex now has a product that claims to kill the root of mold. I have used Tilex Mold and Mildew, but yes, the root does stay and eventually the mold comes back. I think this new version is called Tylex Mold and Root.
I would recommend that you have someone else clean it for you though, as Tilex is some really potent smelling stuff. I don't use it unless Reagan is going to be out of the house for a while.

reagansmom
04-11-2009, 08:17 PM
Not an expert on mold or anything, but I did notice at the store the other day that Tilex now has a product that claims to kill the root of mold. I have used Tilex Mold and Mildew, but yes, the root does stay and eventually the mold comes back. I think this new version is called Tylex Mold and Root.
I would recommend that you have someone else clean it for you though, as Tilex is some really potent smelling stuff. I don't use it unless Reagan is going to be out of the house for a while.

reagansmom
04-11-2009, 08:17 PM
Not an expert on mold or anything, but I did notice at the store the other day that Tilex now has a product that claims to kill the root of mold. I have used Tilex Mold and Mildew, but yes, the root does stay and eventually the mold comes back. I think this new version is called Tylex Mold and Root.
I would recommend that you have someone else clean it for you though, as Tilex is some really potent smelling stuff. I don't use it unless Reagan is going to be out of the house for a while.

reagansmom
04-11-2009, 08:17 PM
Not an expert on mold or anything, but I did notice at the store the other day that Tilex now has a product that claims to kill the root of mold. I have used Tilex Mold and Mildew, but yes, the root does stay and eventually the mold comes back. I think this new version is called Tylex Mold and Root.
I would recommend that you have someone else clean it for you though, as Tilex is some really potent smelling stuff. I don't use it unless Reagan is going to be out of the house for a while.

reagansmom
04-11-2009, 08:17 PM
Not an expert on mold or anything, but I did notice at the store the other day that Tilex now has a product that claims to kill the root of mold. I have used Tilex Mold and Mildew, but yes, the root does stay and eventually the mold comes back. I think this new version is called Tylex Mold and Root.
<br />I would recommend that you have someone else clean it for you though, as Tilex is some really potent smelling stuff. I don't use it unless Reagan is going to be out of the house for a while.
<br />

Jane
04-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Caitlin, a small amount of mold shouldn't be hard to get rid of, just use a little bleach on a rag. The bleach kills the mold. Like Graves said- wear a mask while you are wiping the area.

The problem is why the mold keeps growing. In our case (we have to stay on top of it) its because our bathroom fan is not very effective so the room stays moist too long.

The scary thing is if it is growing in the wall. That happens when you have a leak behind the wall. You can have it inspected if it makes you feel better, but my guess is- its just from shower steam.

Jane
04-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Caitlin, a small amount of mold shouldn't be hard to get rid of, just use a little bleach on a rag. The bleach kills the mold. Like Graves said- wear a mask while you are wiping the area.

The problem is why the mold keeps growing. In our case (we have to stay on top of it) its because our bathroom fan is not very effective so the room stays moist too long.

The scary thing is if it is growing in the wall. That happens when you have a leak behind the wall. You can have it inspected if it makes you feel better, but my guess is- its just from shower steam.

Jane
04-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Caitlin, a small amount of mold shouldn't be hard to get rid of, just use a little bleach on a rag. The bleach kills the mold. Like Graves said- wear a mask while you are wiping the area.

The problem is why the mold keeps growing. In our case (we have to stay on top of it) its because our bathroom fan is not very effective so the room stays moist too long.

The scary thing is if it is growing in the wall. That happens when you have a leak behind the wall. You can have it inspected if it makes you feel better, but my guess is- its just from shower steam.

Jane
04-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Caitlin, a small amount of mold shouldn't be hard to get rid of, just use a little bleach on a rag. The bleach kills the mold. Like Graves said- wear a mask while you are wiping the area.

The problem is why the mold keeps growing. In our case (we have to stay on top of it) its because our bathroom fan is not very effective so the room stays moist too long.

The scary thing is if it is growing in the wall. That happens when you have a leak behind the wall. You can have it inspected if it makes you feel better, but my guess is- its just from shower steam.

Jane
04-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Caitlin, a small amount of mold shouldn't be hard to get rid of, just use a little bleach on a rag. The bleach kills the mold. Like Graves said- wear a mask while you are wiping the area.
<br />
<br />The problem is why the mold keeps growing. In our case (we have to stay on top of it) its because our bathroom fan is not very effective so the room stays moist too long.
<br />
<br />The scary thing is if it is growing in the wall. That happens when you have a leak behind the wall. You can have it inspected if it makes you feel better, but my guess is- its just from shower steam.

Buckeye
04-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Having mold on the tile in your shower is different from having mold on the drywall around the shower. Mold on drywall would be a much harder thing to get rid of and may go down deeper into the wall than you can see.Someone (<b>not you!!!</b>) should cut out the affected area of the drywall and see how bad the mold problem is. If it is limited to just the drywall then they could patch the drywall back up. If it is on the studs then you have a bigger problem to deal with.

Buckeye
04-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Having mold on the tile in your shower is different from having mold on the drywall around the shower. Mold on drywall would be a much harder thing to get rid of and may go down deeper into the wall than you can see.Someone (<b>not you!!!</b>) should cut out the affected area of the drywall and see how bad the mold problem is. If it is limited to just the drywall then they could patch the drywall back up. If it is on the studs then you have a bigger problem to deal with.

Buckeye
04-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Having mold on the tile in your shower is different from having mold on the drywall around the shower. Mold on drywall would be a much harder thing to get rid of and may go down deeper into the wall than you can see.Someone (<b>not you!!!</b>) should cut out the affected area of the drywall and see how bad the mold problem is. If it is limited to just the drywall then they could patch the drywall back up. If it is on the studs then you have a bigger problem to deal with.

Buckeye
04-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Having mold on the tile in your shower is different from having mold on the drywall around the shower. Mold on drywall would be a much harder thing to get rid of and may go down deeper into the wall than you can see.Someone (<b>not you!!!</b>) should cut out the affected area of the drywall and see how bad the mold problem is. If it is limited to just the drywall then they could patch the drywall back up. If it is on the studs then you have a bigger problem to deal with.

Buckeye
04-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Having mold on the tile in your shower is different from having mold on the drywall around the shower. Mold on drywall would be a much harder thing to get rid of and may go down deeper into the wall than you can see.<p>Someone (<b>not you!!!</b>) should cut out the affected area of the drywall and see how bad the mold problem is. If it is limited to just the drywall then they could patch the drywall back up. If it is on the studs then you have a bigger problem to deal with.

AnD
04-12-2009, 03:26 AM
I would have someone check at least behind the paint (if it is a painted area).In our bathroom, we have the same problem with mold above the tub, on the painted wall. Bleach cleaner does keep it away, but you have to stay on top of it (I will have to try the mold and root cleaner, thanks). In our bathroom, I had to put caulking around the top of the shower a couple of years ago, because I didn't want water sitting up there and starting the bad mold behind the sheetrock), and thankfully, when I removed sheetrock to put the caulk in, our mold was "just" painted surface mold, not the deep, into the wall, have a professional come out and handle it type. It IS possible to "just" have surface mold on your bathroom wall, where it is damp like that, but you need to KNOW if that is all it is, or something worse. Good luck!

AnD
04-12-2009, 03:26 AM
I would have someone check at least behind the paint (if it is a painted area).In our bathroom, we have the same problem with mold above the tub, on the painted wall. Bleach cleaner does keep it away, but you have to stay on top of it (I will have to try the mold and root cleaner, thanks). In our bathroom, I had to put caulking around the top of the shower a couple of years ago, because I didn't want water sitting up there and starting the bad mold behind the sheetrock), and thankfully, when I removed sheetrock to put the caulk in, our mold was "just" painted surface mold, not the deep, into the wall, have a professional come out and handle it type. It IS possible to "just" have surface mold on your bathroom wall, where it is damp like that, but you need to KNOW if that is all it is, or something worse. Good luck!

AnD
04-12-2009, 03:26 AM
I would have someone check at least behind the paint (if it is a painted area).In our bathroom, we have the same problem with mold above the tub, on the painted wall. Bleach cleaner does keep it away, but you have to stay on top of it (I will have to try the mold and root cleaner, thanks). In our bathroom, I had to put caulking around the top of the shower a couple of years ago, because I didn't want water sitting up there and starting the bad mold behind the sheetrock), and thankfully, when I removed sheetrock to put the caulk in, our mold was "just" painted surface mold, not the deep, into the wall, have a professional come out and handle it type. It IS possible to "just" have surface mold on your bathroom wall, where it is damp like that, but you need to KNOW if that is all it is, or something worse. Good luck!

AnD
04-12-2009, 03:26 AM
I would have someone check at least behind the paint (if it is a painted area).In our bathroom, we have the same problem with mold above the tub, on the painted wall. Bleach cleaner does keep it away, but you have to stay on top of it (I will have to try the mold and root cleaner, thanks). In our bathroom, I had to put caulking around the top of the shower a couple of years ago, because I didn't want water sitting up there and starting the bad mold behind the sheetrock), and thankfully, when I removed sheetrock to put the caulk in, our mold was "just" painted surface mold, not the deep, into the wall, have a professional come out and handle it type. It IS possible to "just" have surface mold on your bathroom wall, where it is damp like that, but you need to KNOW if that is all it is, or something worse. Good luck!

AnD
04-12-2009, 03:26 AM
I would have someone check at least behind the paint (if it is a painted area).In our bathroom, we have the same problem with mold above the tub, on the painted wall. Bleach cleaner does keep it away, but you have to stay on top of it (I will have to try the mold and root cleaner, thanks). In our bathroom, I had to put caulking around the top of the shower a couple of years ago, because I didn't want water sitting up there and starting the bad mold behind the sheetrock), and thankfully, when I removed sheetrock to put the caulk in, our mold was "just" painted surface mold, not the deep, into the wall, have a professional come out and handle it type. It IS possible to "just" have surface mold on your bathroom wall, where it is damp like that, but you need to KNOW if that is all it is, or something worse. Good luck!

Gravey
04-12-2009, 01:38 PM
The High Pressure Steam Cleaner gets to the roots in seconds. I feel like a salesman LOL. I was just that amazed by the quickness and how easy the mold was removed. I left you a PM.

Graves

Gravey
04-12-2009, 01:38 PM
The High Pressure Steam Cleaner gets to the roots in seconds. I feel like a salesman LOL. I was just that amazed by the quickness and how easy the mold was removed. I left you a PM.

Graves

Gravey
04-12-2009, 01:38 PM
The High Pressure Steam Cleaner gets to the roots in seconds. I feel like a salesman LOL. I was just that amazed by the quickness and how easy the mold was removed. I left you a PM.

Graves

Gravey
04-12-2009, 01:38 PM
The High Pressure Steam Cleaner gets to the roots in seconds. I feel like a salesman LOL. I was just that amazed by the quickness and how easy the mold was removed. I left you a PM.

Graves

Gravey
04-12-2009, 01:38 PM
The High Pressure Steam Cleaner gets to the roots in seconds. I feel like a salesman LOL. I was just that amazed by the quickness and how easy the mold was removed. I left you a PM.
<br />
<br />Graves

oatmeal28
06-26-2010, 02:20 AM
I know this is an older post...but I was just doing a vigorous cleaning of my bathroom and there is just so much dark brown mold that grows under the mat and the rims of the faucets and in the grout. I scrub it quite regularly, but some of the grout is stained black. if it's still black or grayish and nothing is coming off anymore is the mold still on there? I just can't tell b/c I am in an older apt building and it may be stained as even with bleach it doesn't come off. i am learning more and more of precautions i should be taking so i just wanted to ask b/c i want to make my apt as clean as possible. also should i wear a mask or anything when i am in there scrubbing the mold off the mat. my bathroom doesn't have a fan so i feel like it's neverending! thanks in advance!

oatmeal28
06-26-2010, 02:20 AM
I know this is an older post...but I was just doing a vigorous cleaning of my bathroom and there is just so much dark brown mold that grows under the mat and the rims of the faucets and in the grout. I scrub it quite regularly, but some of the grout is stained black. if it's still black or grayish and nothing is coming off anymore is the mold still on there? I just can't tell b/c I am in an older apt building and it may be stained as even with bleach it doesn't come off. i am learning more and more of precautions i should be taking so i just wanted to ask b/c i want to make my apt as clean as possible. also should i wear a mask or anything when i am in there scrubbing the mold off the mat. my bathroom doesn't have a fan so i feel like it's neverending! thanks in advance!

oatmeal28
06-26-2010, 02:20 AM
I know this is an older post...but I was just doing a vigorous cleaning of my bathroom and there is just so much dark brown mold that grows under the mat and the rims of the faucets and in the grout. I scrub it quite regularly, but some of the grout is stained black. if it's still black or grayish and nothing is coming off anymore is the mold still on there? I just can't tell b/c I am in an older apt building and it may be stained as even with bleach it doesn't come off. i am learning more and more of precautions i should be taking so i just wanted to ask b/c i want to make my apt as clean as possible. also should i wear a mask or anything when i am in there scrubbing the mold off the mat. my bathroom doesn't have a fan so i feel like it's neverending! thanks in advance!

jei1980
12-30-2011, 08:30 PM
I know this is an old post but I think it's important to spread the word about MOLD... CF... AND BLEACH. MOST websites and a lot of products talk about killing mold with Bleach. This is not accurate. Bleach only aggravates the mold and causes it to go into overdrive, so to speak. When mold feels like it's being attacked it explodes into tiny airborn particles and becomes more dangerous than if you just left it alone. About a month ago I discovered that my shower was leaking and created a black mold wall in the storage closet directly behind the shower. My first instinct was to reach for bleach. I did a search online and felt confident about my decision, as most websites tell you to use bleach to remove mold. So I did just that. I used half bleach and half water to wash down the wall. This removed the mold visually and I thought I had taken care of it. I knew I would have to have the wall, itself, removed but I felt safe for the time being. I then proceeded to put a fan in this room to help with drying and hope that the mold would be at bay until I could have someone come in and take care of the problem. ALL these steps were wrong! Especially for a person with CF. I have spent the last month coughing blood and feeling worse than I ever have. The bleach reacting with the mold was when my first symptoms showed up. My eyes became itchy and watery, my nose began to run every time I was near this area. I bleached and rebleached and mopped and vacuumed my little heart out. What I was actually doing was exposing myself over and over again to a process that is completely wrong. Bleach does not kill mold. It only makes it worse. The ONLY way to get rid of mold is to have it removed. There are mold specialists in my home right now removing this mold. They have sealed the entire space and are using HEPA systems and full bodysuits with respirators. MOLD is BAD. Bleach with mold is WORSE. I couldn't see that the mold was there so I thought I had taken care of the biggest part of my problem. I was wrong. This has tremendously affected my life and my lungs are in great pain every breath I take. Do not think for a second that mold is okay. And don't ever try to take care of it yourself. There are certain molds that won't hurt you so bad. But if you have CF or other respiratory illness... stay away!! Let someone else do the work. If you want to clean the mold, use soap and water. I know it doesn't sound as effective as bleach but its safer and the mold won't feel as threatened. Here's a link to th NYC recommended proceedure for cleaning and preventing mold. http://home2.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/epi/epimold.shtml

jei1980
12-30-2011, 08:30 PM
I know this is an old post but I think it's important to spread the word about MOLD... CF... AND BLEACH. MOST websites and a lot of products talk about killing mold with Bleach. This is not accurate. Bleach only aggravates the mold and causes it to go into overdrive, so to speak. When mold feels like it's being attacked it explodes into tiny airborn particles and becomes more dangerous than if you just left it alone. About a month ago I discovered that my shower was leaking and created a black mold wall in the storage closet directly behind the shower. My first instinct was to reach for bleach. I did a search online and felt confident about my decision, as most websites tell you to use bleach to remove mold. So I did just that. I used half bleach and half water to wash down the wall. This removed the mold visually and I thought I had taken care of it. I knew I would have to have the wall, itself, removed but I felt safe for the time being. I then proceeded to put a fan in this room to help with drying and hope that the mold would be at bay until I could have someone come in and take care of the problem. ALL these steps were wrong! Especially for a person with CF. I have spent the last month coughing blood and feeling worse than I ever have. The bleach reacting with the mold was when my first symptoms showed up. My eyes became itchy and watery, my nose began to run every time I was near this area. I bleached and rebleached and mopped and vacuumed my little heart out. What I was actually doing was exposing myself over and over again to a process that is completely wrong. Bleach does not kill mold. It only makes it worse. The ONLY way to get rid of mold is to have it removed. There are mold specialists in my home right now removing this mold. They have sealed the entire space and are using HEPA systems and full bodysuits with respirators. MOLD is BAD. Bleach with mold is WORSE. I couldn't see that the mold was there so I thought I had taken care of the biggest part of my problem. I was wrong. This has tremendously affected my life and my lungs are in great pain every breath I take. Do not think for a second that mold is okay. And don't ever try to take care of it yourself. There are certain molds that won't hurt you so bad. But if you have CF or other respiratory illness... stay away!! Let someone else do the work. If you want to clean the mold, use soap and water. I know it doesn't sound as effective as bleach but its safer and the mold won't feel as threatened. Here's a link to th NYC recommended proceedure for cleaning and preventing mold. http://home2.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/epi/epimold.shtml

JonA
12-30-2011, 10:44 PM
Betting its is mildew, but either way a strong bleach solution will cure it. To help prevent keep the bathroom ventilated as much as possible during and after showers and routine cleaning.

JonA
12-30-2011, 10:44 PM
Betting its is mildew, but either way a strong bleach solution will cure it. To help prevent keep the bathroom ventilated as much as possible during and after showers and routine cleaning.

ymikhale
01-23-2012, 12:11 PM
I have a bathroom that is very poorly ventilated. I installed a deshumidifier in it, it works like a charm, never had any issues with mold or anything. The only downside is the electric bill, so I only run it around showers time.

ymikhale
01-23-2012, 12:11 PM
I have a bathroom that is very poorly ventilated. I installed a deshumidifier in it, it works like a charm, never had any issues with mold or anything. The only downside is the electric bill, so I only run it around showers time.

Matt31
03-29-2013, 02:49 PM
I actually ran into the same prob this past year. When I was helping to get raid off it. We had to replace the floors in the bathroom. So it was a couple day process. The 2nd day I was in the hospital from it. This is very serious issue!! Please b careful!!!

mamaScarlett
05-21-2013, 07:57 AM
As others said mold is serious for Cfers. And when its caught early you can get rid of it, but I've found only if you use bleach. But, bleach also sends me into bronchospasm. So its for this reason that I now have someone come in to clean my bathrooms for me. The products that kill mold are not good for our lungs. But mold is probably more serious, long term.

bookworm
05-21-2013, 08:57 AM
Been there, done that...met with the engineer to figure out what to do. Still didn't find all the answers, but kept looking and found these products that are safe:

Concrobium - gets rid of mold and is used by remediation professionals and is non-toxic. Here are the Material Safety Data Sheets.http://www.concrobiumpro.com/technical-resources/

Home product for Concrobium is excellent and is easily available in Home Depot, Lowes etc. http://www.concrobium.com. I love this stuff so much I take a spray bottle to hotel rooms when I travel. It works, it's non-toxic, relief is immediate.

Also if you have an air-conditioning coil you may have a huge mold issue that you're not aware of. Here's the product that works to get rid of this. http://www.steril-aire.com/ If you have someone who's handy in your home, they can install it themselves. There's a you-tube video for it.

In remediation, make sure you have the area closed off, Hepa filtration units used, you out of the house for at least a week. Have them spray Concrobium on the areas where any materials have been removed before new ones are placed on top. (Let the Concrobium dry, add new insulation, drywall etc.) As extra insurance, have someone you trust supervise the work to make sure it is done right .