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  • MdeB
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    Originally posted by Mrs Mug View Post

    I usually manage to remove it from the shower cubicle when it's at the orange stage, before it turns black
    I think orange and black are different things, not different stages of the same thing.

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  • Neelix
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    If mould is appearing, then the route cause needs to be investigated. The most likely reason is drying washing and lack of or no ventilation

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  • jpucng62
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    I have turned many a bath / shower area from a mould covered health hazard I wouldn't step in to unless fully clothed to a dazzling white bathing area with the aid of a toothbrush, some bleach, some elbow grease and some soaking time.

    Berlingogirl is right - much easier to deal with at the orange stage.

    I just don't understand how tenants can let it get this bad!

    The other issue I come across is mould in the shower seal at the bottom of the shower screen - sometimes even green because of algae - tenants don't seem to see it or realise the seal is removable!

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  • Mrs Mug
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    Originally posted by Berlingogirl View Post
    If mould is removed as soon as it's noticed it doesn't become an issue.
    I usually manage to remove it from the shower cubicle when it's at the orange stage, before it turns black

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  • Berlingogirl
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    Originally posted by KathyS View Post
    Cillit Bang mould remover is excellent and cheap!
    That's what I use and find it's the best. If mould is removed as soon as it's noticed it doesn't become an issue.

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  • KathyS
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    Cillit Bang mould remover is excellent and cheap!

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  • Mardanis
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    I would say a simple spray job isn't going to stop it reoccurring. Its putting lipstick on a pig and hoping for the best. Have you investigated and resolved the source?

    Mould can usually be heavily reduced through improved ventilation, extraction fans and airing the room. It may come to finding the source of damp and treating it or even baton and boarding the room and/or sealing the outside of the walls. Broken guttering is a pain for contributing too.

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  • MdeB
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    Originally posted by Mrs Mug View Post
    I use Dettol mould spray. As said, all household cleaners and some air freshners affect me, it's the fine droplets produced by the spray. Therefore, I use a face mask when I use them in my home. So tell your tenant to wear a face mask when using the mould spray.
    I use a paint brush to avoid mist, which can go anywhere and bleach what it lands on.

    I "spray" into a jam jar, then apply with the paint brush: a 2" brush for large areas; an artist's brush for grout lines and silicone.

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  • jpkeates
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    Originally posted by DPT57 View Post
    Agreed, but the landlord would not just be able to let a situation persist where there was extreme levels of mould in the property. A specialist should probably check the property for leaks or structural issues in case they are a contributory factor and then address the issue accordingly. If it is due to lifestyle, then the costs of treatment are down to the tenant as you say.
    With you 100%
    At the moment, the tenant is not only not addressing the issue, but they're withholding rent and complaining of the risk to their health of attempting to fix the issue.

    My point was more intended to shift the issue back on the tenant.
    At the moment the tenant sees the landlord as responsible and is being obstructive (and looking at hotels!).
    They need to have it pointed out to them that the person calling the specialist should be them (and then they can discuss the toxicity of the sprays with them direct).

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  • DPT57
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    Agreed, but the landlord would not just be able to let a situation persist where there was extreme levels of mould in the property. A specialist should probably check the property for leaks or structural issues in case they are a contributory factor and then address the issue accordingly. If it is due to lifestyle, then the costs of treatment are down to the tenant as you say.

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  • jpkeates
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    It's very unusual for mould to be caused by anything other than the tenant's lifestyle (unless the property is essentially uninhabitable).
    So the tenant should probably be addressing the issue and booking their own hotel.

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  • DPT57
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    What is the extent of the mould? If its so extensive that the tenant wants to move out to a hotel then it may take more than a bottle of mould spray to sort it. You may need to have it professionally cleaned by people in hazmat suits who would use a fungicidal wash.

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  • Hudson01
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    Agree with Mrs Mug, tell this tenant to wear gloves, mask, goggles ...... what ever they wish but if they refuse you know exactly what their game is.

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  • Mrs Mug
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    Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post
    I use the HG mold spray...... i find it the most effective, is it a health risk.... probably if you drink it or spray it in your eyes, but if you follow the instructions on the container and ventilate the room and do not use it in a stew i cannot see the issue, if you look at the active ingredients in all household cleaners etc they are awful, lots of skull and crossbones on the containers....... what is the alternative ?
    I've got damaged lungs. I'm on the covid shielding list, just waiting for the vaccine.
    I use Dettol mould spray. As said, all household cleaners and some air freshners affect me, it's the fine droplets produced by the spray. Therefore, I use a face mask when I use them in my home. So tell your tenant to wear a face mask when using the mould spray.

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  • Codger
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    I would not think you need to be qualified to use household cleaning products. That kind of tenant tries to protect their mould and hate to see it wiped off easily.

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