Sunday, April 06, 2008

Moldy? Old? I need a beer

For the second year in a row, my apartment has mold. This is the problem with living in an extremely humid climate with poorly constructed buildings. I've been looking around online for some good advice as to how to clean up the disgusting and possibly unhealthy green splotches that are appearing all over the walls. I managed to find a site that recommends using vinegar to clean up mold (as well as cleaning just about everything else in the house). I suppose I'll give it a try.

What I find amazing about the mold is the fact that our apartment is always spotless. While Jia and I are working, my mother-in-law cleans this place everyday. I've wondered why, and now I realize that she's convinced if it's not cleaned daily mold and dust will accumulate everywhere. The next thing I plan to buy after the mold clean up is an air purifier. I just wish they didn't cost 900 kuai.

On another note for today, I guess we can finally take away Charlton Heston's gun. The man did some great things in his lifetime--it's unfortunate that he'll probably be best remembered for being a gun nut.


Lucas O'Gara said...

If you want to keep the mold away, I'd guess that you really need to run a dehumidifier in there much/most of the time.

No fun, I know, but it's the only way to keep Hong Kong walls (especially in bathrooms) free of mold/mildew.

马克 said...

Can you get Lysol where you live? Maybe a regular dosing of that stuff or a similar product would at least keep it at bay.

I live in Jiangxi province and it's so humid, all the tile floors are moist as if someone just finished mopping. I'm from Hotlanta and I never saw anything like this until I came here.

JA Huber said...

Yuck! I hate mold and seems as though I battle it in Florida, too.