Re: Mold problem in 4°C room

Debra Swanson via (by swans061 from
Thu Nov 5 15:18:20 EST 2009


We had this problem a couple years back in our walk-in cold rooms and 
the recommendation was to thoroughly clean the room, including walls 
and floor, with Dreft detergent.  Also no paper/cardboard storage boxes 
are kept at 4° - plastic only.

Good luck with the clean-up!


On Nov 5, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Thomas Schillinger wrote:

Hello everyone,

we have a problem with mold and its spores in our 4°C room. It was used 
as a storage room for several kinds of mold (in unwrapped/unsealed 
petri dishes) in the last few years while the former department was 
studying it. Now, this research has been discontinued and we are trying 
to use it as a "standard" cold room for storage of molecular biology 
reagents, protein purification purposes and so on. However, you can 
still smell the mold, and LB agar plates show signs of mold shortly 
after they have been put there.

Does anybody know how to decontaminate it thoroughly? Or at least an 
idea how to do it?

Thank you very much in advance!

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