Mold & Your Prized Possessions

by Dr. Jill Carnahan

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a mold-related illness, your doctor may have suggested you remove all items likely to be contaminated- including most of your possessions.
While your doctor is interested in your well-being the thought of removing all of your favorite things may feel unbearable.
Possessions you can clean and keep:

  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Glassware
  • Plates & Dishes
  • Cutlery
  • Leather

Possessions that Require More Thought: 

  • Anything made of paper
  • Rugs and furnishings
  • Non-washable clothes and accessories (shoes, bags, watches.)

You’ll need to replace your bed completely, as it is the only way to make sure you’re not exposed to mold in your sleep.  
Whatever you decide, you’ll need to clean and store many of your possessions in sealed boxes in a place external from your home until you can sort through your possessions.
This segment is part of a seven-part series with Dr. Carnahan and is re-printed with permission.To learn more and connect with the team at Dwelling Management Solutions personally regarding appropriate solutions, contact 252 339 2489 or