Welcome to rainy season in the Philippines. Where fighting the persistent pervasion of mold growth is a daily battle, downpours are an expected part of the day, and a smart person would never dare leave the house without an umbrella.
It’s not that I mind the rain really. After living in the the rainy northwest for most of my life, I can handle rain. It’s the other things brought on by rain that causes my life to be to utterly full of excitement.
Sometimes I think I’ll never win this battle. My laundry hung up on the line takes a few days to finally be “dry.” In fact, mold grows faster than my clothes will dry. It spreads over my desk like a fresh layer of snow. I think, “just let it be. Let it grow. I don’t care anymore.” That is until I try to sleep at night and wonder why I’m always sneezing. Why is my nose running like crazy?
After texting several volunteers for tips on battling mold, they all respond with similar answers:
“There is no solution.”
“I gave up on that battle.”
A google search elicited the following:
1st website – a list of products for sale, all of which are not available here, not even at SM.
2nd website – use rubber gloves…make sure you use a surgical mask…oh boy… It states that the first way to kill mold is through chemicals such as bleach…which I tried…but it only grows back…scanning the page…you can also freeze or burn it away…hmmm…ah, here we go…the best way to kill mold… is to keep moisture away…use a dehumidifier…ha ha ha ha ha
3rd website – nothing will prevent mold in the constant presence of moisture…
4th website – You may need professional help when:
– There is a lot of mold
– The home is very damp and moist
– Mold comes back after repeated cleaning
HA HA HA HA
After a typhoon that made the rain last for several days leaving my windows and walls fogged with dripping moisture I decided that something had to be done. After a careful perusing of aisles at SM, I came home with Lysol disinfectant spray and some sort of product that is supposed to eliminate moisture from the air…I bought two…just in case…
Let’s see how this experiment goes… Everyday is an adventure di ba? (right?) And just remember this my friends, everything always feels better in the morning sunshine.
a girl who dreams