AuthorRamona Parker

How To Remove a Mold?

Mildew on the wall in the apartment: what to do, how to get rid and remove the fungus?

Rawness in the house is the main cause of mold. Generally, excess moisture in the living areas is characterized by darkening in the corners, wallpaper, spoiled ceiling, clumsy parquet. Such processes are more often exacerbated during heavy rainfall – autumn, winter.

How to get rid of mildew in the house. What do we pay attention to in the first place…

 

If there’s mold in the house, what do we do?

 

First of all, eliminate its causes. To do this, locate the source of the mold, e.g. the leaking roof, rainwater pouring through the slots in the windows, insufficient thermal insulation of the walls.

Why do corners of the house become mouldy?

  • The presence of external cracks leads to the penetration of moisture into the wall depths, mildew comes out in the corners of the interior rooms;
  • failure to insulate the walls;
  • lack of exhaust in the bathroom and kitchen; insufficient ventilation and heating of the premises;
  • mold in the corner of the panel house appears due to gaps in the concrete slabs.

 

How to get rid of mold in the corners of the apartment?

Of course, it is difficult to clean corners well, but in this case will help with handy tools such as a soft sponge, toothbrush, washcloth or even a piece of gauze, and mold remover. You can use them to try and get the disinfectant to a place that is difficult to reach.

 

The ideal corner treatment is to spray them from a sprayer, i.e. the solution is injected into the corner itself and you can be sure that the antiseptic will reach its target and the whole fungus will be destroyed.

 

How do you treat the corners of the mold in the house? As a remedy for the fungus will be suitable both folk remedies and potent solutions. Read more about them below. And to easily clean the corners of the disinfectant is also enough to spray a large amount of water, which will wash the detergent together with the remnants of mold.

 

After treatment, the corner should be thoroughly dried. In summer it will happen naturally and quite quickly, but in cool weather you can help the process of additional heating of the room or use a hair dryer.

 

How do I fight mold in a private home? A private home has several additional factors to fungus development – raw attic, under flooding in the basement.

 

In this case, improve the insulation of the ceiling and floor slabs, especially in corners.

 

Also make sure that the roof waterproofing is good, and carefully repair any gaps in the basement, cellar or basement, otherwise the risk of groundwater leakage will increase significantly.

 

How do I get rid of mildew in a panel house? The main reason for fungal colonies in panel house dwellings is insufficient insulation of panel slabs, too thin walls and insufficient heating. We recommend taking certain measures for additional insulation of the walls.

What is the danger of black mold in the house?

Thus, when the walls, floor, ceiling are affected by black mold, unpleasant dark spots appear in the corners of the room, which gradually occupy more and more new territories. If timely measures are not taken to remove it, the wallpaper starts to peel off, the wooden parts of the interior rot, the paint falls off in whole pieces, even the concrete slabs can crumble and become unusable.

 

Aspergillus black spores (black mold fungus) are one of the possible causes of the development or aggravation of diseases such as:

  • myocarditis;
  • rhinitis (allergic);
  • meningitis;
  • asthma;
  • pneumonia.

 

When inhaled contaminated air fungus enters the respiratory system and through the lungs enters the bloodstream. The blood vessels of spores are distributed throughout the body. The weakened immune system reacts to mold with symptoms of severe intoxication.

Allergy to mold and allergy to mold in a child: how to recognize and prevent complications?

 

What is the risk of black mold in an apartment for children and pets? Children and pets are practically unprotected from the pathogenic fungus. The immutable immunity of the child is constantly being attacked by spores, which in the future will have a bad impact on health.

One of the most dangerous diseases caused by black mold is lung aspergillosis, which can lead to a legal outcome.

How do you remove the persistent smell of dampness in your home?

The smell is a clear indication that the fungus has settled in the house. First of all, try to get rid of the smell with regular ventilation. But remember that as long as the mold continues to live and multiply, the smell of dampness will be present all the time. The smell soaks up almost everything that is in the room – furniture, wallpaper, blankets, clothes.

 

But if the fungus is already removed and the smell is still there, there are several ways to deal with it:

 

  • use an aroma lamp with essential oils;
  • pour soda on places where the fungus was colonies and then remove it after a while;
  • coal briquettes

How to choose boxing gloves?

When choosing boxing gloves, you should clearly define the answers to 5 questions and make a choice based on them:

  1. The material the gloves are made of
  2. How they fit your hands (size)
  3. Their appearance
  4. Boxing mitt weight
  5. Cost

If you are just starting to engage in martial arts, whether it be boxing, MMA or another contact sport that uses boxing gloves, you don’t want to immediately invest a lot of money in equipment that may not be useful if you do not want to continue to do it. In such a situation, a reasonable choice would be to use budget models of gloves like Adidas ‘Training’. Such gloves are made of simple leatherette, so their service life is not very outstanding. Despite this, this model is quite convenient, it has a rigid Velcro that fixes the hand well and allows you to quickly take the gloves off. This is especially good for beginner athletes who do not have a well trained and set blow yet. For them, rigid fixation of the hand increases the chance of avoiding injury due to an incorrectly held blow. If you use them with bandages, you get almost 100% protection from injury.

The answer to the question of which brand to choose depends on the degree of fighter’s professionalize, the type of martial arts and the format of use (sparring, fight, working off on focus gloves, etc.)

Boxing gloves – how to choose the size and material

The most budgetary leather gloves for boxing are ideal for beginners, but they will have to be replaced a few months after the start of training. For intensive classes, cheap models are also not suitable due to the lack of good ventilation. If you are going to seriously engage in boxing, you should pay attention to leather semi-professional or professional models. For example, the range of Tweens boxing gloves which are manually assembled in Thailand. A good alternative is the RDX brand which uses high quality cow leather.

For sparring, it makes sense to purchase gloves with a double layer of foam. They are quite soft, so they injure the opponent and your hands to a lesser extent when working on a solid pear. These gloves are worth buying after the start of a period of intense training and frequent sparring. “Title” gloves are also well suited, they are in the middle price category, but at the same time they are popular even among many professionals precisely as gloves for working on a bag and for sparring. The Title models are filled with foamed gel, but cheaper models with two layers of regular foam will do, too.

How to choose the size of boxing gloves

A clenched palm and wrist should never happen to you. This is a straight way to inevitable injury. The hand should be fixed firmly, fingers tightly clenched into a fist, as much as the design of boxing gloves allows. The thumb should be firmly pressed to the palm of the hand, there should be enough space for it in the corresponding part of the glove, otherwise there is a risk of “knocking out” the thumb during side impacts.

The hand should be clearly fixed in a horizontal position, it is not allowed to lift it up – stiffeners should prevent this from happening. The less freedom a hand gets, the better. The Velcro should firmly fix the hand and not give it too much free space. There are models (like RDX) that have a double Velcro that provide a better fastening to the hand. It is worth paying attention to the best boxing gloves with double Velcro if there are problems with the hands or the blow is still not too good.

Size should also not be too small. The thumb in the gloves that are too small has little free space, so injuries during side impacts are not uncommon in that situation. It is also worth considering that the hand may swell during training, which also is gonna be hard if your gloves are too small for you. If you yourself do not understand whether the gloves are small or not, ask the help of experienced comrades who will help you choose the right size in the store. It is not necessary to buy gloves in a sports store, just try on several sizes to figure out which one is right for you, and order it online, which is often much cheaper.

What else to consider besides the size of boxing gloves

It is important to monitor the number of ventilation holes on the boxing mitt. The fewer there are, the more the hand will sweat during training. In budget models, as a rule, there are no more than 2-4 holes, which is not enough for proper ventilation. Such gloves are not suitable for long professional training, but are suitable for beginners. Professional boxing gloves make a large mesh of holes that ventilate the hand well.

For a professional level, it is worth choosing gloves with a filler made of foam gel, which is 5 times better at absorbing shock than conventional foam used in budget options. Such a filler dampens the force of impact well, which is not transmitted to the wrist and elbow, and damages them. If you have problems with your elbows, gloves with foamed gel should be included in your equipment kit, otherwise there is a risk of harming your joints even more.

Considerable attention should be paid to the weight of the gloves. The lighter they are, the easier it is to train in them. At the start, it is worth taking the lightest gloves with which you will learn how to do a blow and everything, how to hold the hand correctly and practice the basic technique on focus gloves or boxing bag. Over time, it is worth purchasing heavier gloves, which increase endurance, speed and power of impact when you train in them. For sparring, light or medium-weight gloves are suitable that should not injure an opponent. Heavy gloves are usually used for a high level of training, when the hand is already strengthened for heavy loads with heavy gloves when working on heavy focus gloves.

How to choose a Simple Stabilizer

Saucer Experiments

Saucer filled with water in the hand.

Quickly moving around the house with a saucer filled with water, I tried not to spill water, using different tricks and improvised means.

Here are the conclusions from this experiment, which I limited to only three points:

  1. It is more convenient to carry a saucer on a large heavy tray than in your hands.
  2. It is more convenient to carry a saucer with one hand than with two.
  3. It is more convenient to carry a saucer with one hand on a tray lying on the bottom of a plastic bag than in the cases described in points 1 and 2.

The experiments led to two obvious conclusions:

  1. The greater the mass of the camera, the easier it is to smooth out sharp movements.
  2. Damping the movement of the camera is easier with one hand.

 

You can say that similar conclusions could be made on the basis of speculative experiments. And I will not argue. I just wanted to make sure my guesses were correct, because I did not find simple solutions for shooting in motion in the market of image smartphone stabilizers 2020.

 

Gadgets for Camcorders

 

Multifunctional rig for camcorder

True, price tags in the range of $50 – $300 are more likely to stimulate the DIY manufacture of these simple devices than their purchase, which actually was my case. In addition, even the first experiments with such gadgets showed that factory devices, without significant alteration, will not allow video recording in motion.

Inertial image stabilization rig for the camera

Attention! To get a smooth picture, the video shot with the camera and this home-made gadget requires additional processing in the video editor. I use the Adobe Premiere Warp Stabilizer tool for this.

Based on the foregoing, a simple image stabilizer was designed, which received the working name “Antistedicam”, as it was assumed that it would be free from the disadvantages inherent in traditional pendulum-type image stabilizers, which subsequently was confirmed.

 

In total, two inertial stabilizers were manufactured. One is full size, for use close to home. And the other one is compact, for use away from home.

 

In addition, the compact stabilizer received a “beach” extension.

 

The prototype was named “full-sized” because during experiments on the layout, its mass and dimensions gradually increased until it was possible to obtain the necessary smoothness of the image when running over bumps.

 

Schematic diagram of the device inertial image stabilizer.

When using this device, image stabilization is carried out due to inertia (uniform movement or rest) of two weights spaced as far as possible, limited by the size and rigidity of the stabilizer structure.

 

The smallest possible distance between the axes passing through the optical axis of the lens and the centers of mass of the weights is chosen so that, at the minimum focal length of the lens, elements of the front of the stabilizer do not fall into the frame.

 

This drawing shows a full-sized inertial stabilizer. With its help, it was possible to get very good results when shooting while running over bumps. However, even taking into account the fact that the weights could be hidden under the horizontal bar, the dimensions of the device created inconvenience during transportation.

 

Therefore, another more compact inertial stabilizer was made, reduced by one and a half times, compared with its prototype. Naturally, the quality of stabilization decreased proportionally, but I suspect that this one will be the one that I’ll use the most.

 

To mount the camera to the horizontal bar of the stabilizer, a home-made quick-detachable platform was used.

 

One of the stabilizer handles is designed for shooting in motion, and the other one – for easy, leisurely shooting from a high point.

 

Four weights, with a total weight of 1.2 kg, provide inertial stabilization of the camera while the person is moving. The total weight of the stabilizer equipped with a camera weighing about 600g reaches 2kg.

 

The weight of the smaller copy does not differ much from the weight of its “big brother”, but during transportation, it takes much less space.

 

These are the parts from which the inertial stabilizer was assembled.

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