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Purple mould, rising damp and mould removal advice required.
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I noticed a weird stain that wouldn’t come off my living room wall. When I properly inspected it there’s a tide mark and lots of wet looking circles. My housing association came out and they’ve said it’s the cold communal hall that’s to blame. They’ve said they will treat and clean it but not for 8 weeks. I’ve been told it’s technically toxic, the purple colour is apparently significant.
Should I have to wait 8 weeks for them to do anything to address the issue. He told me not use bleach etc as it makes it worse as it’s coming through the wall. Everyone I speak to says it can’t be treated it needs replaced. It’s not a brick wall its plasterboard.
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White vinegar kills some forms of mould completely, plus there are sprays you can use.
I'd pull the sofa/chair away from the wall and anything else that is nearby so air can circulate, and get a dehumidifer to dry it out as much as possible while you are waiting.
If redecoration is needed, I would leave it until spring 2024 so that you can be sure that the problem has been fixed.
£1.50 in the pound shop last time we needed some. Spray on the wall, let it soak in a bit and then wipe off.
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