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    Default Shower Mould

    After only four years the sealant around our Shower is showing signs of
    black which I presume is mould. Is there any way of preventing this?.
    Any hints on overcoming this problem would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Shower Mould

    Remove it.
    Go to Placemakers or a bathroom shop and buy this stuff called Ever White I think it was.

    Apply strictly according to directions.

    End of problem.

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    Default Re: Shower Mould

    Use a craft knife/scalpel with a new blade to carefully remove the old sealant. Clean with Exit Mould or bleach or similar. Allow to dry. Then re-seal with a Selly's or similar bathroom sealant product.

    Patience and careful removing and reapplying is the key.
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    Default Re: Shower Mould

    Mould is caused by moisture, maybe you could have your shower converted to a dry cleaner model.
    Or sue the council for insufficient chlorine in the water.
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    Default Re: Shower Mould

    Thanks Pctek and Greg. I thought there must be some way of overcoming this. I appreciate you help. Cheers.

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    Default Re: Shower Mould

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Mould is caused by moisture, maybe you could have your shower converted to a dry cleaner model.
    Or sue the council for insufficient chlorine in the water.
    Your comments sound a bit expensive and impractical to me!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Then re-seal with a Selly's or similar bathroom sealant product.
    No, no, the Ever White. All the rest will eventually get mould again.

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    Default Re: Shower Mould

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    No, no, the Ever White. All the rest will eventually get mould again.
    Have noted that and will give it a try. Cheers.

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    Default Re: Shower Mould

    As I found out...almost any sealer with silicon in it has a certain amount of arsenic in it to retard mold and mildew...but it washes away after a while and then the fungus shows up.

    There is a warning to NOT use silicon as a sealer for the inside of dishwashers for just this same reason. Arsenic is counter-productive to animal life.

    If you have used silicon...and I think that's a big mistake...I'd remove it as above and use a product called Geoseal..or really almost any sealer without silicon as the base chemical.
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    Using Exit Mould can get rid most of the mould. It's actually chlorine. Just spray and wait for 30 mins to 1 hour. Can get them from Pak n save.

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