On 2005-11-06 22:23:31 -0500, "JEDilworth"
<bactitech at nospamhortonsbay.com> said:
> "Ian" <mold at prodigy.net> wrote in message
> news:9aubf.6560$Kv.709 at newssvr22.news.prodigy.net...>> We've been having problems with mold in our house. Can't find the
>> yet, but when I put a petri dish from the mold test lab out for even
>> minutes it starts growing all sorts of mold.
I agree with Judy - if it's that bad you need to get a professional. If
there is a water source then that has to be fixed first.
That "dust" is actually billions of microscopic spores each of which is
capable of growing up to be a mold colony. The only thing I know of
that kills mold is 5% solution of bleach and water. It must be applied
thoroughly and sometimes force needs to be applied to scrape away the
colony - very dangerous without proper safety apparatus. And it cannot
be applied only once - it needs to be repeated often.
John Gentile, MS M(ASCP)
Laboratory Information Manager