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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Lol do you think that pools which are wet damp surfaces, often shaded would be exempt from growing mould? Chlorine is a biocide and last time I checked mould was a living organism. Lots of studies show it works, even the government recommends using diluted chlorine for en masse clean up of mould eg. in a flood. You don't get rid of it if the moisture remains as mould spores can be found in every day air. However you are right that a lot of products just bleach the mould white.

    If you are looking for a 'safer' option I use vinegar on clothing.
    Funny, 1.5 years ago the town I was in went through a mould crisis, every house in town was effected. Everyone else was using commercial cleaners or bleach and had to apply applications multiple times I used the tea tree solution once and the mould never returned. The link above IS a government link it says NOT to use bleach.

    I also think tea tree/vinegar is better for the environment.

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Lol do you think that pools which are wet damp surfaces, often shaded would be exempt from growing mould? Chlorine is a biocide and last time I checked mould was a living organism. Lots of studies show it works, even the government recommends using diluted chlorine for en masse clean up of mould eg. in a flood. You don't get rid of it if the moisture remains as mould spores can be found in every day air. However you are right that a lot of products just bleach the mould white.

    If you are looking for a 'safer' option I use vinegar on clothing.

    http://www.floodassist.com.au/Mould-...our-Abatement/
    That link is about a gas. Aren't we talking about liquids?

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    only been here a couple months heh i guess i have some learning to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    Bleach does kill mould but not on porous surfaces. It will kill the surface mould but not the roots which are embedded in the pores. DF recommended I use bleach, he is an industrial chemist and formulates cleaning goods for a living.

    Mould on any flat non porous surface isn't a problem - I think anything including wiping it off with a fissure would solve that problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by babybubbles View Post
    are people really getting catty about bleach? really?
    This isn't catty - this is a discussion. Many discussion and debates get mistaken for an argument when really people are just discussing stuff.

    Its not nasty until someone has a flounce

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    i use un diluted calcium disolver and soem elbow grease on mould and sudomous ( that pink stuff in the shower ) ( dont tell enjo lady she will kill me haha) but yer that with a old white mit works wonders then i give it a good clean with the marble paste

    I use calcium disolver a lot i love it but i still use bleach on the toilets 2 times a day i know i know it kills the ducks lol but i cant not use bleach 2 times a day in teh toilets

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    I just asked DF and he confirmed that bleach both kills the mould and bleaches it. *shrug*

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    Quote Originally Posted by goldcoastmumofone View Post
    OP, I had this problem when we were renting but the cause was poor ventilation to the bathroom. We told our real estate agent & they had an extractor fan installed. No more mould. Before you clean it off, I'd suggest you take photos of the problem area & email them to the agent. If you're doing all you can & the problem persists it's their responsibility to maintain the property for the owner.
    Agree, in Tasmania at least the owner is responsible for mould as it is deemed to be a structural/ventilation issue.

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    I spray glen 20 on it, then use the iga home brand mould remover. Always works wonders.
    I also use Milton sterilizing stuff on it

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    Default Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    I'd say the mould is feeding off the dust? I'd sugar soap it the spray and wipe it with the tea tree solution


 

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