Monday, December 01, 2008

Emergency Water Emergency

Here's a fun thought puzzle activity. Let's do it together!

Let's say you had a big 2.5 gallon water jug, the kind you can keep perched on the shelf of your fridge with a pull-out spout for dispensing water. Let's say you kept it in a cabinet as your "emergency water supply" that you're supposed to have in case of earthquakes or whatever. Let's say one day you discover that the whole jug is practically empty and 2.5 gallons of water have gradually leaked out of it over an indeterminate number of months. Let's say you now want to make sure the mold on the water-damaged cabinet shelf is dead and will not continue to grow all over whatever you put back inside that cabinet. What might you do to clean this up?

3 comments:

Tommaso Sciortino said...

The trick for mold is - believe it or not - hydrogen peroxide. Spray it on after ensuring that the area is dried out (which should ensure that it's gone for good). To prevent the stuff from coming back just keep it dry.

Co-op knowledge comes in useful again!

Zack said...

Yeah, I think Tom's right. Beyond that, you should identify what mold it is by googling pantry molds or whatever. Once you have its name, you will find ways to kill it on the internet.

CAMark said...

Hey, if you find out its name you should send it a Christmas card or something...