Question: I live in a Queenslander home in north Queensland. We’re continuously getting mold on clothes, shoes, furniture, television, teddy bears, mattresses, freezers etc., throughout the year. We are stuck on how the mold is coming in and have no idea how to stop this? Could you help us?
Answer: Growth of mold on clothes, shoes, furniture, teddy bears and other such household items is an indication of extremely damp conditions in the house. To dealt with this problem, first identify the cause of dampness. Moisture from cooking, showering/bathing or wet clothes left in the bathroom to dry can cause dampness especially if ventilation is not adequate. Use fans whenever cooking and/or showering/bathing if possible. Reduce humidity to 30-60%. You could try using a dehumidifier and also improving on the ventilation to reduce the humidity.