Q: We live in a single-family home and recently discovered mildew on the inside of our north- and northeast-facing walls. Unfortunately, these are bedroom walls. The mildew was so bad that it had grown all over a dresser that was up against a wall. We've tried using bleach and leaving the furniture a couple inches from those walls but nothing seems to kill it. Can you make any recommendations, other than moving? Our house is not insulated but it does have double-pane windows. Also, because we knew there was the potential for this problem we used an anti-mildew additive to our paint when we painted about four years ago. Does its effectiveness diminish over time? A: We're not going to suggest you move, but before you insulate you should locate the source of the mildew. You've done all the ...
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