Moldy March arrives in January

It looks like Moldy march has arrived 2 months early in Hanoi, so it’s time to post some tips that will keep your home or apartment dry and mold-free:

  1. Ventilate the 2 wettest rooms of the house -your bathroom & kitchen.
  2. Wipe down the shower recess with a clean towel or squeegee as soon as everyone has had a shower. Make sure you remove wet towels from the bathroom immediately after use.
  3. Keep windows open when it’s dry outside and close windows when it rains or it’s foggy. Ceiling or pedestal fans can help keep air moving – mold forms when the air is still.
  4. Direct sunlight kills mold – take moldy items outside when the sun is shining and let them ‘sunbake’.
  5. Keep the doors of your cupboards and drawers open. If possible, store everything on open shelves for the entire month.
  6. Turn on the dehumidifier. Check your aircon – does it have a dehumidifying function? The symbol for this is usually a water droplet.
  7. When you water your indoor plants, mix some Taheebo tea with the water. This tea kills mold and will prevent the soil in your pot plants from becoming mold factories!
  8. Don’t put furniture up against outside walls. The inside walls (between rooms) are always warmer and less prone to condensation. Leave a gap between the wall and each piece of furniture so that air can circulate freely.
  9. Stuff your shoes, boots and handbags with magazines or foam to keep them mold-free. Store them in a well-ventilated part of the house.
  10. Vacuum more often when the weather is humid, because mold spores attach themselves to dust particles.
  11. Don’t dry your clothes inside – put them in the clothes dryer.
  12. Clean the filter inside your air conditioner – this will stop mold from growing inside the unit.
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