Monday, November 18, 2013
Operation: mold removal
Fast forward and my "solution" has been to aim a large, box fan at the shower to help dry it out, and yes, during the Summer when I am off work, we do use the same fan in one of the windows of the bathroom. Not practical otherwise (when we are all out of the home, or it's cold weather). I keep a very clean home, and pay to have it professionally cleaned once a month. Pictured above is what is starting to happen to the ceiling of the bathroom, and some of the wall areas. While not my actual bathroom, you get the idea-black dots of mold sprinkled here and there. Sigh. I suspect this was here before we moved in, as I had to "demold" the wall paper in the water closet, and noted that there is significant black mold behind the loose wall paper located behind the toilet in the water closet. Perhaps a leak in the past? I sprayed that too, hoping it would somehow help. The wall paper spots of mold cleaned off easily. I do recall the LL's handyman commenting that I didn't mention the wall of the bathroom near the tub. So now I am wondering if there was mold there.
Time to get ahead of this moldy ceiling before it gets worse. Several of us are allergic to mold, not to mention that I don't want to get dinged on my security deposit when we do move out.