How can I get rid of mold? - March 11th 2002



Dear Shell,

My house is 12 years old, it has 3 skylights (one in the bathroom) and baseboard heating. There isn't a lot of air circulation. Around my windows and in the skylights is a lot of mold. We have tried cleaning it with bleach and other cleaners but it always comes back. How can I clean it up and get rid of the spores? How can I improve the air circulation to help keep the moisture down?

Thank you,

Justin (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Dear Justin,

The cause of your problem is to much moisture caused by condensation (high relative humidity). If you have a bathroom fan, turn it on when you enter the bathroom and leave it on for at least 1 hour after each shower (2 showers = 2 hours and so on). You must reduce the high relative humidity to stop the condensation. If you do not have a bathroom exhaust fan I suggest having one installed at your earliest opportunity.

Itís Just That Easy

Shell Busey