Mould spots in bedroom


Postby jules66 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:10 pm

We have lived in the same 1900's terraced house for 13 years. In the past year I have noticed mould spots appearing on the bedroom wall. This is a 1st floor room and the distribution of the spots is fairly random. The wall does not feel damp and the spots are about the size of a 50p but there are lots of them. Is this a ventilation problem? We have two replacement PVC windows in the room and both bottom panes have condensation within them. Any Advice?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:29 pm

jules66,
First move is to eliminate condensation as a problem, do you leave the windows open, is there a night vent position or trickle ventilators, do you use the room with the windows closed?
Condensation in the DGUs is not related.
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Postby rosebery » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:43 pm

"Is this a ventilation problem?"

Yes and it proably stems from the time that the replacement windows were put in.

"We have two replacement PVC windows in the room and both bottom panes have condensation within them."

When was this done? If still under warranty get the supplier back in to get these replaced.


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Postby jules66 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:58 am

Thanks for the response. We do have a night vent position on the windows but don't often use them so obviously this could be our problem. The windows are still under guarantee so I will look into getting the company back to replace the bottom of each unit.
Should we remove the wall paper and redecorate or just wipe the wall down with a mould killer?
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Postby rosebery » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:48 pm

1 Use the vent.

2 If the mould is just on the surface then just clean it off. If its under the paper and or in the plaster then its a redecorate job I'm afraid.

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