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Bathroom mould

Postby Russell Kendrick » Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:19 am


Just discovered this site, so you'll have to forgive if the item has been mentioned before.
Just bought a house and the previous owner must had been laughing. Been here six months and have deep, black mould(?) coming throught MOST of the silicone around the shower unit.
Is there a way co removing this moul or is it strip bakc and replace all of the sealant. Also does this advertised 'mould-resistant' silicone work.

Thanks in advance.

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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby LCL » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:53 am

You can get mildew spray, or even bleach will kill this off. Mould will be there for a reason though, so make sure you adequately ventilate the bathroom too.

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Postby marrtin » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:23 am

Mould grows in constantly damp locations usually caused by lack of ventilation.

Some silicone sealants now contain Microban and the one I use has a 10 year guarantee against mould growth. But it's only been available for a few years so we shall see!
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