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    Bleach is sodium hypochlorite and water with a small amount of residual sodium hydroxide from the manufacturing process. The sodium hydroxide causes the high pH but the sodium hypochlorite is more stable at a high pH which enables a longer shelf life. The sodium hypochlorite reacts with the compounds in a cell membrane causing them to break down disrupting the cell membrane and allowing the cell contents to leak (ie, it rips a hole in it thus killing it). The sodium hypochlorite reacts with organic compounds. Melanin is an organic molecule hence the whitening process.

    That said bleach is a nasty product and has inherent risks in its use.

    Tea tree oil and clove oil do have some anti-microbial properties.

    ^^ This is from DF. As mentioned, he is an Industrial Chemist with 20 years experience of formulating cleaning goods (as well as other products) and has made bleach in his current and previous roles.
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    Default Re: Getting rid of mould on the wall above the shower?

    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    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
    do u really think tea tree oil is better than say...exit mold?? or other chemical products?

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    [QUOTE=headoverfeet;6809509]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 [/QUOTE
    oh sugar soap yes, I would never of thought to us that on mould to be honest i will try next time, I have used to calcium disolver in the past and when that didnt work i ended up getting some exit mould and that worked really well, have you ever tried it ?. I wish i had of thought to try sugar soap first

    Calcium disolder on its own has worked on small bits really well but

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

    Sugar soap seems to work best on my walls.

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    exit mould.

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    I put a sock. over the broom, spray sock with exit mould and rub till it comes off.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyGuts View Post
    do u really think tea tree oil is better than say...exit mold?? or other chemical products?
    God yes, kills the mould and is better for the environment and my family!

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    Try exist mould, my mum has a mould problem and tried all the clove oil and tea tree remedies etc in the end she just exit moulded the cr@p outta the wall and it got rid if it although she will never admit to it hahaha she likes to pretend shes all environmentally friendly lol funny lady my mum


 

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