Mold on Window Frames?

I have a gross mold problem on the frames of most of my windows. I rent the house, so I don't want to spend a lot of money. But it is driving me crazy. It is nasty. Any ideas on how I can get it off or prevent it in the future would be appreciated. It is so bad it is causing some of the paint to peel.

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Thanks so much for any help,

Wendy

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March 15, 20051 found this helpful

I would get in touch with your landlord and describe the mold problem exactly as you've done here. Mold can cause health problems, besides being unsightly. As a quick temporary remedy most common mold can be treated with a solution of bleach & water. 1 cup bleach to a gallon of water. Wipe everywhere on the frames that you see mold. Try to ventilate the house by opening the windows if that's practical this time of year. Again, I strongly urge you to discuss this problem with your landlord, since the chances are great that the mold will return, and possibly cause you real health problems.

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March 15, 20052 found this helpful

I agree with Tressa. But to kep it from coming back make sure you have good circulation in front of the window. We have the same problem in a house we own in the original windows.

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We are replacing them as quickly as possible. but in the mean time we have to live with old drafty windows. After I clean them, I just make sure I open the blinds every day and don't keep the drapes drawn.

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By Suzie (Guest Post)
March 16, 20050 found this helpful

You can buy "Kilz" at any home supply store to get rid of the mold.

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February 26, 20090 found this helpful

Tell your landlord to get rid of it because it is their job and their house. They already know I'll bet.

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