600,000 books damaged by Mold

A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will be applied to fix the damage to 600,000 books damaged by mold while books were in storage underground in Columbia, although 100,000 of those books will be lost. James Cogswell, Director of Libraries at the University of Missouri said there will…

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Stuffed Animals full of mold

Dear George, My stuffed animals from childhood were taken over by black mold. Can they be saved/cleaned? Thanks in advance for your help! Gina Gramzow Dear Gina, Soft items that absorb water are usually not salvageable. Adding chlorine bleach to the wash cycle (if the stuffed animal is washable) will…

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waterlogged carpet

Dear George, We have a basement play area for our kids that took in several dozen gallons of rain water over the weekend. We are concerned now in drying the carpeting and padding that we have mold and need help quickly in assessing and addressing the issues. signed, waterlogged Dear…

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My stuffed animals from childhood were taken over by black mold

Dear George, My stuffed animals from childhood were taken over by black mold. Can they be saved/cleaned? Thanks in advance for your help! Gina Gramzow Dear Gena, Soft items that absorb water are usually not salvageable. Adding chlorine bleach to the wash cycle (if the stuffed animal is washable) will…

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