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Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by Bamboo Grove » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:41 pm

About two months ago mold was found in the apartment we live in. Today I got keys to a new one and withing next ten days or so, will move. Mold seems to be a big problem in buildings in Finland. How about Thailand? How common is it?
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Re: Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by StevePIraq » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 pm

This time of year after all of the rain black mold is very common mainly outdoors but will show indoors is some place. Outside you can use a high pressure cleaner which is pretty hard work, indoors I have no idea how to get rid of it.
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Re: Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by doggie » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:34 am

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Re: Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by handdrummer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:10 am

I use a spray bottle with 500 liters of water and about a tablespoon of bleach. Let it sit until the mold is gone, rinse with clear water and dry. Tea Tree oil will do the same thing but it's more expensive. I get it on the shower walls and glass shower door.

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Re: Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by PeteC » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:31 am

There is mold, and then there is mold. I think there are different types. One kind that causes homes to be evacuated and in some instances the structure torn down. I think these are mainly wooden structures with plaster board walls and wooden floors covered by carpet and linoleum. Then there is the mold mentioned above that every home gets in the bathroom and other wet areas.

With our brick/block/plaster concrete floor construction here I'm not sure if the serious kind of mold is a threat indoors? Pete :cheers:
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Re: Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by Homer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:22 am

handdrummer wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:10 am
I use a spray bottle with 500 liters of water and about a tablespoon of bleach.
Either that's:
1) A homeopathic remedy,
or
2) You're a world champion power lifter,
or
3) You meant milliliters.

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Re: Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by johnjar » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:09 am

StevePIraq wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 pm
This time of year after all of the rain black mold is very common mainly outdoors but will show indoors is some place. Outside you can use a high pressure cleaner which is pretty hard work, indoors I have no idea how to get rid of it.
I had mold on opposing bedroom wall from bathroom wall , shower water spray was getting behind bathroom tiles in some places, cleaning top of tile line and resealed with new tile grout, the mold eventually dried out disappeared.

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Re: Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by handdrummer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:33 pm

Homer wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:22 am
handdrummer wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:10 am
I use a spray bottle with 500 liters of water and about a tablespoon of bleach.
Either that's:
1) A homeopathic remedy,
or
2) You're a world champion power lifter,
or
3) You meant milliliters.

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The correct answer is 3. :(
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Re: Mold in buildings in Thailand

Post by RCer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:17 pm

PeteC wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:31 am
There is mold, and then there is mold. I think there are different types. One kind that causes homes to be evacuated and in some instances the structure torn down. I think these are mainly wooden structures with plaster board walls and wooden floors covered by carpet and linoleum. Then there is the mold mentioned above that every home gets in the bathroom and other wet areas.

With our brick/block/plaster concrete floor construction here I'm not sure if the serious kind of mold is a threat indoors? Pete :cheers:
Agreed. Mold here is not the kind that sends you to the hospital after being indoors where it is present.

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