If this page still up and running?? I suggest you install humidity tracking extract fans in bathrooms and kitchen and install a PIV loft unit this will force ventilate the home assuming the builder installed vents as per building regs.Did you avail of the SEAI grant for works. When the damp evaporates, the salts come out of solution and are left behind on the wall. I am renting a flat above a pub. No water pipes in the area we have been told. I live in the Caribbean . Follow the instructions on using the dehumidifier, close windows and doors, cover vents etc. The house was built 1930’s. A bit concerned as it is my 4 year old daughters room and she has allergies – this might be contributing to it. I have felt the wall and it feels quite dry. We’ve just finished renovating twol brick based cottages that have been converted into one cottage prior. We have two kids and one has asthma and are worried about him breathing it in. Provide additional insulation to avoid cold spots on walls, floors and ceilings. I lose the control of my body two or three times a day and at least twice at night. Are there any other defects in the area like leaking gutters, leaking downpipes, cracked render that may have an impact? Possibly connected to house extension on adjoining house. Hi there Please and thank you Steven, Please help….I moved into a 1970’s bungalow last year, the previous owner of 12 years used it as a holiday home and never used it during winter. Had the company back twice, they said AC units do not dehumidify the house which I called BS on. I removed the box in the corresponding corner of my closet and found the green and black stuff, too. We have had French windows installed in our bedroom leading out onto a balcony. Removing weed and plant growth from the building facades. We’ve also been told that the roof is shot to bits and are looking in the region of £4000 for a new one. The dark patches seem to follow the joists on the attic floor. Presuming the cavity wall insulation was done correctly (did you consider whether they missed a spot?) but I have just noticed that in the downstairs study & newly laid laminate floor appears to have green mold on it in the corner. Gutters and roof were all checked about 6 months ago also. Try HESEnergy.ie they install systems for the council and sure they’d be happy to advise. Becky. You will then need advice then from an engineer about replacing floor joists etc. In the past year we had pvc double glazed Windows installed throught the house now we have a black mould appearing, we also have condensation on window this is happening in our bedroom only. Lastly, our cooker is located on an internal wall and we have a recirculating cooker hood which is useless and our kitchen is steamed up every evening when cooking dinner – I’m sure this is contributing to the problem? Regarding the use (or not) of polystyrene: this is a cheaper slighter and less effective insulting foam, but if you want to use it you could thicken the depth used. I installed window vents earlier this year to help create movement of the air around also suggested they turn up the temperature for the central heating . Why has it hot worse and only upstairs. Moisture can accumulate in closets, providing a breeding ground for mold growth. Let me know how you get on. When we started to clean the stairs we found that a lot of it was rotten so we cleared the damaged areas, used leftover render from the dmp course we had done and turned it into a storage cupboard. Is this very high? Why Mold Tends To Grow More On Contents In A Closet. Finally, the building should be regularly maintained by: emedial action necessary, based on building use, remedial action, based on building defects, Infrastructure: The importance of railway gauge and setting the standard. is it a case of 12 years of unused house dampness that will dry out eventually? I have scrubbed the place to try get rid of the smell. I checked the bathroom which is next door- no problem there or anywhere else in flat. Our bedroom has built in wardrobes on the outside wall and I’ve noticed mildew in the bottom corner and on my shoes (on the floor in there). Engage a specialist to inspect roofs, walls, balconies etc for leaks in water proofing membrane and flashings. After using the bath the windows should be kept open/ or extract fan on and the door closed until all the moist  air is removed. Our bedroom is over a car port and is noticeably cooler than the rest of the house. Our existing windows are double glazed pvc but are there since the house was built. I cannot see any other sign of a condensation issue anywhere else in the room or the house. In bathrooms, leave the door to the linen closet open whenever possible to allow light in and air to circulate. They eventually got the problem fixed, but we have mould on the wall in the room and the wall feels damp. Hi. Does this sound like it is caused by bad insulation or a different problem? or could it be partially damp clothing? We have, what I think, White mould growing on the internal Walls of our garden brick shed. We also have a lot of condensation on our windows in the mornings where it is leaving a puddle on the sill. Would appreciate any help on my issue. Mold in closets usually occur on the closet’s outside wall of the house and appears as dark stains near the floor. There is not much information to go on. looks like its coming from ceiling downwards. Washing the walls with anti mould solution and painting with perma white a special kind of paint for keeping mould away but all to no avail it keeps coming back so much so that now I have developed severe sinusitis and ashma. How to Remove Mold in the Closet. Brown, green or black patches of fungi in the corners, walls etc. When I enter the loft it feels quite damp and there is condensation build up on the felt. We have a ensuite shower the house is well insulated .the window is the story and a half part of the house My house has a mould issue it is a housing association home and upstairs has mould issues which they insist are down to us, our windows do not have condensation . It often causes extensive and very costly damage as it spreads from area to area looking for its food source, timber. I think this because you mentioned the wall was single brick leaf and this type of wall would be prone to it. Hello I moved into an apartment that has 2 bedrooms . Drop me a PM and I will have a chat with you. Mold is a rough fungus, capable of spreading and growing on almost anything, including shoes and clothes. It’s a rented house. Preventing it is much easier than dealing with mold and mildew removal and is the best mildew policy. High-humidity or even steam from the bathroom can cause serious damage to the closet. Sounds like a lack of ventilation in your home, but I think you need to contact a local architect/ engineer to investigate the problem and detail solutions. Wherever there’s excessive moisture, such as leaks, damp corners or wet insoles, mold can accumulate. I LIVE IN OLD STKNE HOSE WOTH MK DPC EYC OR INSULATION I have a black mould on walls in two rooms how do I cure. WE BOUGHT A HOUSE WHICH WE HAV RENOVATED PUTTING EXTERNAL INSULATION,ATTIC INSULATION ETC.WE HAVE A SUSPENDED WOODEN FLOORS WHICH ARE NOT INSULATED AND DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS WHICH ARE ALIMINIUM AND CONDENSATE AT NIGHT TIME.WE HAVE NOTICED IN ONE ROOM AT SKIRTING LEVEL, PATCHES OF MOULD.ALSO WE NOTICED A SMELL IN THIS ROOM.WHAT DO YOU THINK COULD BE THE PROBLEM?WE HAVE A 60MM VENT IN THE WALL WHICH IS OPENED ALWAYS.YOUR ADVISE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.REGARDS NIALL. There is also the smell of mould. Then this last winter we have started to get black mould down in the corner of the wall near the base of the doors. A damp proof course is a barrier installed at the base of the wall when it is being built to prevent dampness from the ground rising by capillary action within the wall. When we saw the bungalow there were new floors and skirtings laid in the bedroom and the walls were re- plastered. Is the builder talking rubbish? Will the installed outside wall insulaton resolve the problem. Mold can grow anywhere in homes, including closets. I have been in it almost two years. Hello, It is a good idea that wood surfaces affected to be sand to ensure the mold is completely removed. I have a house which is rented, the tenants I have in have a problem with damp in a bedroom (which has2outside walls ) and condensation on double glazed windows all upstairs. We have already treated thie affected area by chipping og the plaster, taking of the angle bead and skimming it. I live in a 2 bedroom flat with reoccurring damp in 2 specific spots only. Hi Helpful engineer. Hi Mildew is a thin, often whitish to bluish-green growth produced by molds on many surfaces. Even if you dont smell a moldy odor upstairs, heavy concentrations of mold spores can be floating in the air your breathing right now. Our shed is north facing so the rooms get very cold. In the winter mornings there is a lot of condensation on the windows. My AC was old (20 years) and rusty (and leaking onto the patio) and I was advised to replace them both, (one for upstairs, one downstairs) at a cost of KYD8,000. We moved to a new house in May, the house was built in 1998. One is right by my front door and other in corner ceiling of my living room. We are about to replace the radiator so pulled the wallpaper off and there are green powdery patches on the wall. You mentioned in your advice that the area needs to be seen by a specialist. It starts in the corner on the gable end then begins to creep along the wall. From what you have detailed it sounds like the ceiling to the carport (or the floor of the room over) is not insulated. I wondered if this might be and old damp/mould problem caused by the brickwork that was fixed externally by the previous owners but they never got rid of it on the inside of the wall? Have you checked to make sure that there are no leaking pipes internally or is there water getting in from some source like overflowing gutters, roof leaks or cracks in the wall. The bathroom and the kitchen are both at the back of the house. How to Troubleshoot Mold on Interior Walls. What your rooms need are humidity tracking extract fans. We have a dehumidifier in the balcony area, and make sure we don’t push things up against the single brick wall in winter. Thanks for the advice! Items in the house are getting mouldy (e.g. I got a new ventilation system into the whole apartment – and vents above every door. This adds much needed space to our tiny kitchen, but because it’s single brick it gets condensation and mould growth. Here is some more information on mold in closets: Mold behind cabinets or on their other hidden surfaces may be both severe and totally hidden if a home has been flooded for any reason, as we illustrate with the photos below, showing mold on the previously-hidden sides of kitchen cabinets. We have just noticed that our mattresses on the beds are covered in Mould on the underside, the washing basket is also covered in mould, as are a few items of clothing. You mention “Engage a specialist to inspect roofs, walls, balconies etc for leaks in water proofing membrane and flashings. Also, in our sitting room there concrete floor seems to be a bit damp under our bay window – is this a serious issue or a result of the condensation? This room is north facing too so gets no sunlight or heat during fine days (however my sitting room, with stove, is north facing too and has no mould issues) This bedroom never had a wall vent and when we replaced all the windows we would have blocked up all other room vents as we got vents installed within the window frames instead. Could this be from the a/c ? The room is always cold my dad doesn’t use the heating . We have bought a timber framed house built in the 80’s. I’ve had report done and been told that the bricks on the gable end wall are perishing some have perished – the Landlord saying it condensation causing the damp and mild. There is a fireplace in our bedroom which must give some ventilation for moisture, and extractor fans in all our bathrooms. Morning! An outside wall can get very cold. This helps to slow the spread of fire, as one involving a car would typically be more fierce. We contacted the previous owners who are friends , they are shocked as they have never had this problem. The moisture is what mold … I still get the problem all be it reduced now. We have a long radiator under the front window that doesn’t give much heat so we are waiting for a new radiator to be fitted nearer the recess to see if that can help. My two questions are 1. No heat from below maybe why? Tags: clean water, mold growing, your closet Perhaps a DPC (damp proof course) or DPM (damp proof membrane) is missing or damaged. One is right by my front door and other in corner ceiling of my living room. Since it kills different species of mold from vinegar, the two are often used together in mold removal solutions. The roof and gutter are fine on this side. Attic Mold – Mold growth up in the attic can migrate down through closet ceilings and into walls. I keep the ensuite very well vented when the shower or sink is being used. During the summer I noticed a smell in one bedroom. Could this be as a result of poor insulation in the attic? I think the best course of action is for you to contact the original Builder and the Engineer/ Architect to visit and investigate it for you. When I put the central heating on it gets duper jot downstairs but not up. The one side had already been blocked off and there have been no problems however we decided to block the other one off ourselves. I had v. limited funds so did what we could. I imagine, from your suggestions we should “provide additional insulation to avoid cold spots on walls” before re-doing our kitchen. There is mould in the upstairs bathroom, the wall over the sink is badly mould damaged. Hi, Would this be a better idea? The shed has never had any heat go into it so i now have two small heaters to try and heat it up.I have now noticed on two of the walls black mould/mildew and its starting to spread across the walls.Could you let me know what you think could be causing this and what i could do about it. It’s single brick built with tiled pitched roof. This wall has always been cold. Would a dehumidifier help us? The humidity level in our house is about 57% to 60% on average. – what would be the most effective way to eliminate mold or fungus ? My son is having bad cough, excema and I’m wondering if this could be the cause. The water has just been connected & it has only appeared, there doesn’t appear to be any buckling of the boards & the room hasn’t been ventialted as the handle was missing on the window, but it appears to be where the boards meet – any ideas? If you could email me a few photographs and add a few more details like is it happening on the ground floor? Condensation occurs when warm moist air meets a cold surface. Side kitchen door (teak) has no condenstaion. My council have been out and used anti mold paint in my porch with no success. It is semi detached circa 1970. I have black mould in a corner wall of my house. They have mould growing on the outside walls in the top corners of the rooms and on the underneath of top of where window meets the wall(where blind hangs ). Any of these will survey your dwelling and issue you with a report detailing the problems and recommending costed solutions. I got a large shed built in my back garden just for storage.Its up about 6 years and my daughter now wants it as a play room so i got insulation boards put up, got it plastered and painted. Can you help? Any ideas thanks. Perhaps a DPC (damp proof course) or DPM (damp proof membrane) is missing or damaged.” The damp we noticed is along the bottom of the wall in the right hand side corner. please advise P, Hi, have the same problem as everybody above…. Many thanks for your assistance. I have to seal the Windows in the sitting room because of the amount of dust, but the mold is in another room, the windows have ventilation holes. 4. I am in the process of decorating the bedroom and I have had the wall skimmed, however on the wall that had the black mold the plaster has dried all mottled from below window height and in places the plaster has pitted. You could dry line it internally, install external insulation or if the walls are cavity construction pumped insulation is probably the cheapest and easiest solution. Dry Rot is also a big issue along with mould and damp! Where this pipe enters the attic above this room we found some insulation around it was very wet. I do think this has increased the air quality of the apartment (might be my imagination) but 6 months later I am getting a musty smell from the wardrobe and drawers! We have vents in all of our rooms which are constantly open. It is only in one bedroom on clothing which are hung in the room on an open rail (not shut away). I was told by our builder during renovations that there is a solid concrete beam running around the whole rim of the house whether this has any bearing I dont know. We always open windows while having showers and dont dry clothes in the house, there is also a air vent in the wall of the bedroom, house was probably built in the 1920, not sure about the extension though. All habitable rooms should have a vent of some forms (trickle vents in window or wall vent). Older homes often have problem closets. I did get the structural engineer back thinking that it might be that the cavity wall insulation had been wrongly injected, he said that the damp meter was reading normal and that in the lounge it was that there was only one layer of board under the window which covers the whole of that wall and the coldness from outside hitting the warmth of the radiator was causing condensation, and suggested that I get some insulating paper on that wall and also to use a dehumidifier. We got one window replaced 2 years ago, and this is the only window that doesn’t get condensation. But if it was my house I would do the following: 1. It is now in another bed room. I currently let out a victorian terraced house and have found some rising damp at the front which i am getting sorted with some damp proofing, but also i noticed some mould on the walls in the back bedroom upstairs and bathroom which is next door to it. Apologies for all the questions but I’m at my wits ends trying to solve this problem, and as I have a newborn baby who will be moving into one of these bedrooms in the coming months I am eager to get it solved ASAP, any help is appreciated. They are on the second floor of our house, and I noticed it on the high ceiling in the middle of our home as well. I would really appreciate your comments, thank you. where the wall insulation is missing or settled. We have noticed that when we take anything out of the house we get a bad musty smell from it however we do not get the smell while we are in the bungalow . If things are kept clean, well-ventilated and dry, your chances of having mildew are greatly lessened. any advice greatly appreciated, thanks. Mold frequently collects in carpeting or drywall at the back of closets, and can spread to clothing or packed items. Once you have eliminated all these possibilities it is a question of making sure the room is well ventilated and adequately heated. please can u advise what to do about mould on clothes and shoes in my wardrobe? Toxic moulds can cause a range of symptoms including headaches and a wide range of skin lesions and rashes. we also get spots of mold round our bedroom windows despite the heating being on as we get varying amounts of condensation. 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