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kremmit
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Dec 18, 2004, 06:47 AM
 
What to do, what to do....
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 07:01 AM
 
clean?
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 07:35 AM
 
If you're renting, MOVE!

If you own the house - you poor b$tard!

Mold is dangerous to your health! Tilex won't touch it.

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Dec 18, 2004, 07:54 AM
 
How bad is it?
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 08:06 AM
 
Yo Yo and Yo again! You'all hear me.. yo.. it it's the agiainst whore mix... yo yo yo....live it up agiantst ods.... clean or dirtfy flush it down... yo yo yo...cubeoid will tell you...takin it down liftin it up let your soul work it up... i ain't pushin no lies... i just put down the ties. let me take you on...whenever it's blazin... you best believe cubeoid will be up on the peoplez reprezentin.... yo!
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 08:42 AM
 
oven cleaner.....
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 09:25 AM
 
Originally posted by kremmit:
What to do, what to do....
1. Home Depot > mold remover.
2. Then - after you shower - open a window + air out the room. Every time.

     
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Dec 18, 2004, 10:08 AM
 
Get a maid.

She'll fix it. Make sure she wears traditional maid garb... lol.
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 11:05 AM
 
Rent or Own?
If rent = move
If own = send in spore sample to lab to check for toxicity, remove shower walls (drywall), possibly entire shower, then maybe some studs... depends on how much mold is there. If the mold is inside your walls, you ain't gonna fix it with cleaning the outside.
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Dec 18, 2004, 11:40 AM
 
Are you guys insane? If there's mold in the shower, clean it. There's no need to move. The only mold to be worried about is black mold inside your walls. On your shower is fine. Clean your shower!
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 12:12 PM
 
Originally posted by hayesk:
Are you guys insane? If there's mold in the shower, clean it. There's no need to move. The only mold to be worried about is black mold inside your walls. On your shower is fine. Clean your shower!


<insert obvious George Carlin rant about fear of germs here> "Everybody's running around, scrubbing this and cleaning that ..."

     
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Dec 18, 2004, 12:26 PM
 
Regular cleaning will do the trick.

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Dec 18, 2004, 01:01 PM
 
They make some stuff that my GF picks up... after you shower, you spray it... it smells good. You do it every day... while in the shower.

It's easy and we have kept the mold away.
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 02:08 PM
 
Fantastic for showers works great as it has bleach in it and really cleans the hell out of it.
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Dec 18, 2004, 03:46 PM
 
meh. black mold hysteria...no different than the pit bull or school shooting "epidemics" of recent years...although, people have at least figured out how to make money from it this time around. points for effort.

http://www.texmed.org/ata/nrm/nrs/iss/08oct02.asp
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 04:14 PM
 
I highly doubt its in your walls this is very common in moist areas. Just clean it off with some mold cleaner or vinegar if you have. I'd go for the mold cleaner since house-hold vinegar is pretty weak.
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 07:48 PM
 
Soak it with Lysol spray and scrub it off. It won't come back if you kinda leave some lysol on the surface. It's good in your car too if your t-tops leak and make your carpet moldy.

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Dec 18, 2004, 08:56 PM
 
Originally posted by mitchell_pgh:
They make some stuff that my GF picks up... after you shower, you spray it... it smells good. You do it every day... while in the shower.

It's easy and we have kept the mold away.
yeah my wife tells me to use that stuff too but i always forget....i didn't think you were supposed to use it while in the shower though??

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Dec 18, 2004, 10:35 PM
 
I hope my drunken rap post helped.
     
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Dec 18, 2004, 11:47 PM
 
Move. Your shower has already been tainted, and who knows how long before it spreads!!


     
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Dec 19, 2004, 01:11 AM
 
I recommend that you stop showering.
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 01:29 AM
 
For 50 cents you can buy a gallon of bleach (which is the active ingredient in most cleaners), mix it with some water and scrub the mold off with a toothbrush. It will whiten the grout and your shower will smell nice and chlorine-y. Wash the walls down with a bleach solution once in a while to keep the mold away. For a couple bucks more you can buy a Clorox Bleach Pen which is a gel that you brush on and rinse off - that will really take care of it.
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 04:16 AM
 
Yes, Bleach does the trick. Just dump some on the mold and let it set for a little while. It'll clear out that mold.
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 08:03 AM
 
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Dec 19, 2004, 09:03 AM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:


Google helps.

i know he's old n wrinkly .. but euthanasia via bathroom cleaning product = teh lack of holiday spirit...

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Dec 19, 2004, 09:05 AM
 
Originally posted by effgee:


<insert obvious George Carlin rant about fear of germs here> "Everybody's running around, scrubbing this and cleaning that ..."


funny thing is .. i was listening to a stand up comedy recording on my ipod a few hours ago.. i remember that **** ... hilarious ..

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Dec 19, 2004, 09:37 AM
 
Originally posted by zigzag:
For 50 cents you can buy a gallon of bleach (which is the active ingredient in most cleaners), mix it with some water and scrub the mold off with a toothbrush. It will whiten the grout and your shower will smell nice and chlorine-y. Wash the walls down with a bleach solution once in a while to keep the mold away. For a couple bucks more you can buy a Clorox Bleach Pen which is a gel that you brush on and rinse off - that will really take care of it.
Good advice here. Old-fashioned chlorine bleach is the cheapest and most effective agent to use against mold. A 1:4 bleach:water mixture is usually recommended. The Clorox pen sounds really easy, though. And ventilate the room well.
And remember to wear old clothes when you clean, because a single drop on fabric and you'll have a permanent white spot.

Once it's clean, and you want to prevent it from getting so moldy again, keep a towel and a squeegee in the shower and dry down the walls after every use. And run the bathroom fan or open a window during and after showering.
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 10:23 AM
 
Mold is nothing. Here in Paris we have the world's hardest water and the chalk (calcaire) deposits are positively brutal to clean if they build up. Vinegar works though.

But yeah, mix bleach with water, get some rubber gloves and go to town.

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Dec 19, 2004, 10:59 AM
 
Originally posted by storer:
Get a maid.

She'll fix it. Make sure she wears traditional maid garb... lol.
Or a wife. She'll either clean it or make you do it.
     
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Dec 19, 2004, 11:00 AM
 
It's not terribly cheap, but I find that Simple Green works better than anything else I've tried. http://consumer.simplegreen.com/
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