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Mold in bathroom

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    In our main bathroom we have a jacuzzi tub (sp?)
    The sides against the wall liner thing are 'dead" level, the water just sits on the sides and doesn't drip off. We hadn't noticed this until a few months of showering. Now in a few spots we have little strips of dark brown-ish black mold around the faucet and along the tub where the silicon is.
    What can I do to prevent the mold, besides from wiping all water after showers. Also, how can I get rid of it?

    Thanks In Advance............
     
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    About all You can do Steve is wipe it dry after You take a shower and use a good shower cleaner now and then that kills mold.
     
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    Get a dehumidifier for the bathroom. I had to put one in mine cause the ceiling is getting mold on it. To get rid of the mold, try a toothbrush and bleach. Don't get the bleach on woodwork or cloth though.
     
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    Tilex maybe?
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

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    Is that a cleaner?

    I'll try the toothbrush and bleach idea this weekend. And will just keep wiping it off.
    Not sure on the dehumidifier-how much noise do they make?
     
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    My wife had some stuff that you spray on after you shower. About every other day and it kept the mold away. Here the humidity is in the 80-90% range much of the year so mold is a PITA. The stuff (can't remember the name) was with the bathroom cleaners at the store.
     
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    sand blast it.
     
  8. 84k5

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    Yeah. Our bathroom gets some sort of mold on the walls. I just spray it with tilex and run. Come back in a couple of hours and its gone. Stays away for a couple months.
     
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    One of the guys I know is in Apartments . They clean get readies with Easy Off oven cleaner . Spray it in the shower/tub , let sit a little bit , and clean off .

    Wifey tried it in our shower in the old place , and it worked .

    I would try a little spot first to make sure it doesn't eat your surfaces though , just in case .
     
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    Its really mildew, I have a shower stall that it gets into the grout in the tile and the cheapest way I have found to get rid of it is to spray it with a bleach water mix works great and smells ok also. Most stuff that you buy has bleach in it anyway so I just cut out the middle man.
     
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    install a fan that sucks out the steam or open a window

    Once you get the mildew cleaned up, wipe 'er down and keep 'er dry :o
     
  12. 84gmcjimmy

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    We have a fan in there, but after I have a shower, my mom or sister go into the bathroom to get ready and usually turn off the fanbecause it's a bit louder than quiet. :doah: I'd imagine that will help more if they left it on though. Thanks

    I will try this bleach spray we have.

    Mildew not mold? Makes sense, thanks!

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Killed most of it. We have this "fantasic" bathroom spray with bleach. So I used that and let it soak for 10 minutes or so. Just a few faint stains, otherwise its gone.
    Thanks for the help!:bow:
     
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    if the calking is turning brown/black it may be latex with is water based and will rot when wet, some one did ours in it.

    if it is you need to cut it all out dont just calk over it, and clean it with alcohol befor calking it with 100% silicon
     
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    Why would you want to kill it? Dont you know that stuff is edible. Or at least mildly hallucinogenic
     
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    i lick the mold untill it stops growing
     
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    Dale, you odd.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    And Stave your a real fungi...Ahhh nevermind....:)
     
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    they say if you pee in the shower it kills fungi.... :dunno:
     
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    I heard if you pee in the shower the mold will attack your boys...serious!!
     

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