Black mold in the bathroom! Please share your advice

posted 2 months ago in Home
Post # 16
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835 posts
Busy bee

As some other Bees have said, you aren’t getting enough ventilation in the bathroom, the moisture is causing the mold. Does the bathroom have an exhaust fan? Do you keep it clean? The vent cover might be filled with dust/hairspray etc and not properly venting the air out. Is this a new issue? Or long term issue? 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

theweddingunplanner :  if it was in another room I’d be concerned but in a bathroom it means your steaming up the room with hot water and not allowing the steam to dissipate. 

Ways to fix the problem

1. Crack a window to allow some air to circulate and steam to dissapate 

2. Make sure you have breathable and bathroom approved window fixtures.

3. turn on the extractor fan when you shower.

4. Leave the bathroom door slightly ajar whilst showering and leave it open when you’ve finished. 

5. Don’t have such hot showers

6. Make sure your ceiling is painted with the correct bathroom paint. Usually it’s a slightly glossy paint with a mould retardant built in. You can even for extra protection buy an extra little mould retardant bottle to add into your paint for heavy duty areas.

To get rid of the mold. Apply bleach. Let it sit and then use water to wipe. Then dry it off with an old towel. Make sure you don’t get the bleach on you and make sure the windows are open to allow air to circulate. 

Post # 19
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860 posts
Busy bee

theweddingunplanner :  I get it on my ceiling in my bathroom. I know other Bees suggested you’re not ventilating your bathroom well enough, but sometimes it can’t be helped. My shower and toilet are in a smaller room off of my bathroom. I shower with the fan on, or the door open, and have two bathroom windows I leave open all day, and it still manages to grow in a dark corner of the shower that is furthest from the windows—It grows only in this one spot. One part bleach to 10 parts water kills it, and prevents it from growing back. Luckily, it’s easily managed. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’ve had a lot of luck with tilex but second the bleach/vinegar/water combo. 

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