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However, this treatment is best done outdoors to dry the boards faster. A more complex composition for processing wooden racks will make it possible to protect wood from fungus for a long time. Its recipe is as follows: Melt 200 g of wax and 200 g of linseed oil. It is necessary to separately melt 100 g of rosin and then gradually add 160 ml of turpentine. Then mix everything together while stirring thoroughly.
How to deal with high humidity in the basement Mold and mildew like to settle in damp basements with poor ventilation. To remove damp, musty air and foul odors, create two vents using simple pipes.
Bring the solution to 80 degrees in a water bath. Then apply it to the boards while warm. If you can get a germicidal lamp, you can set the lamp overnight after disinfecting the basement. It is useful to do this from time to time, when there is no food in the basement. You can remove the remnants of dampness in the basement with improvised means. A sturdy enamel jar of quicklime works, as well as a box of charcoal or white moss.
The main thing is to bring them to the surface. In the basement, one pipe should come out near the ceiling, the other - near the floor. If the pipes are equipped with deflectors, the thrust will be greater in any wind force. With waterproofing the foundation and floor, things are more complicated. Typically, such work is carried out during the construction phase. Check and tweak the blind area to prevent flooding.
You can use any water-repellent material for the walls, such as penetron, and also cover them with any bituminous solution or bituminous emulsion.
Proportions: for 10 liters of water, 1 liter of a solution of copper sulfate and clay. Disinfection of metal and wooden racks and shelves in the basement Metal racks can be treated with a deactin solution after getting rid of the fungus on the walls. It is added to warm water according to the instructions and all painted surfaces are washed. For wooden shelves and shelves, you can use formalin or bleach solution.
The sulfur dioxide released during the combustion of sulfur destroys mold, yeast and house fungi. A solution of formalin and bleach in water is very simple, affordable and convenient for whitewashing the basement for the purpose of disinfection. It is also suitable for preventive treatment in basements. A solution of slaked lime and bleach in a ratio of 50:50 works well as a disinfectant. It is prepared in the same way as for whitewashing. Another recipe for a disinfectant: 100 gr. copper sulfate, 1 kilogram of fresh slaked lime and two 10-liter buckets of water. If you live in an area where there is a lot of clay, you can prepare a solution of copper sulfate with clay.
Basement disinfectants The basement is ready. Now choose a remedy that is available to you that is effective against fungus.
In the spring or early summer, when the basement is as free of food as possible, take out everything that is left of the room. Use a metal scraper to clean the walls. This should be done with particular care in places where mold or mildew occurs. If possible, dismantle the racks, take them out for drying and treatment with a disinfectant. If they are not dismantled, you will have to get rid of the fungus spores on the racks in the basement. If the floors in the basement are earthen, remove the top layer before disinfecting the room.