Mold in cabin? - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Manchester, PA
Posts: 308
Mold in cabin?

Went to the cabin this weekend.It was 5 weeks since the last time I was up. We really had alot of rain since then. I usually don't see any mold around but this time I had mold on the outside of a cupboard and on some folding chairs and a little bit a few other places. I always let 2 windows part ways open to help prevent this. I open up the doors under the sink and put a container of Damp Rid under there. What else could I be doing to keep mold from forming when the weather is really damp for a while?
yhducker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 05:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Warren, Pa.
Posts: 207
Re: Mold in cabin?

If you keep the electricity on, run a dehumidifier big enough for the area and use the type that drains itself outside through a hose. Pick up a cheap humidity gauge to help keep an eye on how its going. 40% is pretty good if you have a lot of wood surfaces.
Hawkeye Jr. is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 12:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Enola, Pa 5A-4B
Posts: 425
Re: Mold in cabin?

What do you do if you don't have electricity?
huntmaster17025 is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 12:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Indiana,PA
Posts: 40
Re: Mold in cabin?

crushed charcoal will absorb moisture and can be dried out for re-use. I'd make shallow wooden boxes out of 1x3 firring strips. Just an idea.

Be Good, be Careful, but most of all be KIND--Words from my late Father
Jaggerz is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 06:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Lewistown, Mifflin Co.
Posts: 5,554
Re: Mold in cabin?

"I always let 2 windows part ways open to help prevent this."
It usually works. But with all the rain we had the air was saturated and the breeze / airflow couldn't keep up. Wipe it down with bleach and water and you should be fine again. Get some charcoal for the future.

Every action has a re-action! 4D
shooter is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 08:27 PM
Senior Member
 
DennyF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Posts: 23,781
Re: Mold in cabin?

It would also help to give those areas mentioned, that are prone to mold forming when the place is empty, a quick wipe down before leaving.

Those pre-moistened disinfectant wipes should work?

Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B
DennyF is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 12:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: 2g
Posts: 1,832
Re: Mold in cabin?

I usually keep my windows closed tight, with a few upper level windows with no blinds to let sunlight in. Never see mold.
old greybeard is online now  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: pa, cambria
Posts: 3,344
Re: Mold in cabin?

I kind of question the open window trick. Moister can always be in the air and brought in especially during the damp months. We keep our camp tight as a drum and hardly ever go to camp and we do not have issue with mold. We do usually wipe things down when we get there and leave though.
171farm is online now  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 02:09 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Berks County, Clinton County
Posts: 579
Re: Mold in cabin?

I don't have a problem with mold, but I do have a problem with musty odor. Every time I come home from camp, I have to wash everything such as jackets and coats because they smell. I even have to air out the duffel bags that we put our clothing in. We clean the camp on a regular basis, but it is in the furniture, mattresses, everything. Wish I could resolve this problem.
the outsider is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 03:01 AM
Senior Member
 
John-PA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Allegheny County
Posts: 3,036
Re: Mold in cabin?

We wash our camp walls (paneling) with murphy's oil soap a couple times a year and it really helps keep the wood from getting mold on it.

Another thing we noticed is the overhead trees, if your camp doesn't get any sunshine on the roof it will stay damp for a long time.

Free Madcatter!
John-PA is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome