removing mold / mildew from cracks

Old 10-10-02, 09:04 PM
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removing mold / mildew from cracks

ok, doing some remodeling in the bathroom of the gf's house..

i have to remove a lot of mold / mildew in cracks that seemed to never be caulked or anything..

any good high power cleaner for this ?? i used some stuff to remove a good portion of it, but i want to make sure that the stuff deep down is gone when i go to put the sealant / caulk in the cracks.

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Mold/mildew removal

An old toothbrush and bleach/water solution would be the quickest and most effective way to eliminate the mold/mildew in cracks.
Old 10-10-02, 09:19 PM
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Well, Bleach - whitens practically anything and removes mold and mildew.

I have some links to other suggestions;

Hope these help!
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Sorry to hear your gf is such a bad housekeeper..but that's beside the point. When it comes to cleaning inside the cracks, I wouldn't recommend it. Get what you can off of the outside and as far inside as you can get without spraying something in there. If you go to spraying stuff in those cracks, it may kill the mildew, but it will also rot out the walls..and that's no good. Instead, you may consider just cleaning what you can from the outside and waiting a week (while not using that bathtub) to do the caulking..that way, the insides of the cracks can completly dry. Remember, mildew and mold only grow where it's moist. A little patience will help you kill the crap you can't reach. If she has to use that tub...might I suggest hanging some clear plastic up over the shower walls when she does so and after it dries, roll it up to the top and secure it there so the cracks can continue to dry. Open a window...or pointing a fan in there (especially after her bath) will help to clear out the steam and deprive the mold of its growing medium. Good Luck.

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