Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mold and Musty Odors

Here we go again. If you have read any of my previous blogs, or if you know me, you know that once one problem surfaces, other underlying problems arise and my problems keep growing and growing and … (just keep going).

Anyway, last spring I discovered that my ceiling was leaking. I won't discuss any further the problems that resulted from having to get my ceiling repaired and then my vent caps replaced, nor will I whine about the resulting cost that included my ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR deductible. But I will discuss another problem that occurred simultaneously.

At about the same time my roof leaked, so too did my kitchen sink, and, because of my allergies and the mold problem that resulted from a leaky sink, and because I ended up in the hospital with an asthma attack and pneumonia, I had my son-in-law and my daughter-in-law's sister's boyfriend (sorry – I realize how complicated that sounds) install a new sink.

However, they didn't completely seal the area underneath the sink, so for the past several months, the sink had been leaking (unbeknown to me) and the floorboard under the sink was covered with mold. 

In my defense, I rarely visit the area beneath my sink, because I have my dish detergent ON my sink. My other cleaning supplies are located in the laundry room.

This past weekend one of my daughter's boyfriends tried to repair the broken sink, but could tighten only one side and will have to come back to repair the other in a couple of weeks because he had to go to the store to purchase something I didn't have and he didn't have time to stay. 

Now, when I need a plastic garbage bag, I open the cabinet under the sink, quickly grab a bag, and slam the door shut, because I still have a mold problem. 

UnfortunateIy I cannot destroy the hideous mold smell because the only company I know that handles musty odor removal is in Austin, and I live in Illinois – I'm going to have to devise another plan to remove the mold and musty odor from beneath my sink. Perhaps an exorcism would work.

1 comment:

  1. It really serious moment when you are in hospital.