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Cleaning Mould

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by slothmeister, 11 Apr 2006.

  1. slothmeister

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,633

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Well hello there, since we've started renting this new place we've been having a real problem with mould forming above the shower, it's because there is no vent, yet there are windows?!? It's mainly because we don't wipe down the walls after a shower (Who uses paint on shower walls aswell?)

    So what is the best thing to clean mould off walls?
  2. TheCrow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,021

    Location: Scotland

    Think u get Mr.M. which u just pray every where after a shower, now cleaning involved :D
  3. yermum

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    Joined: 16 Sep 2005

    Posts: 2,205

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Speak to your landlord about this as it could be a deeper problem than it first appears. The mould could be coming from under the paint and needs treating properly.
  4. robbiemc

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    Joined: 30 Dec 2003

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    Location: West Byfleet, Surrey.

    This sounds like a condensation issue.
    I had a similar problem in my bedroom that was fixed with the addition of two air-bricks and an extractor fan in the bathroom.

    I would speak to the landlord and ask him not to ignore this problem as its not going to go away. Point out that its not a healthy environment to live in and the longer he leaves it, the bigger his repair bills will eventually be.

    To limit the problem I would ensure that when you shower, leave the window open every time, and ensure that leave the window open for a while after you've finished in the bathroom.

    Hope that helps!
  5. Ex-RoNiN


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,354

    YOu can get special mould removers for walls too.
  6. alexakasloth


    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,790

    Location: Sussex

    Bit of bleach mixed with water and use a sponge scouer (sp?). Need to do that soon actually.
  7. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

  8. jaydee


    Joined: 26 Feb 2003

    Posts: 473

    why not just get a cheap shower curtain or whatever and pin it/hang it on the shower wall. Tiles, obvously, but if you're renting maybe a curtain's the low-cost instant fix. The wall should dry out and my guess is that where there ain't damp there probably won't be mould. When the water's gone the mould's gonna move on, so to speak..
  9. Zip


    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Ill be the first to say CILET BANG :D
    Now dont go miss reading that like i always do :p
  10. wesley


    Joined: 29 Jul 2003

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