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Old 01-08-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Or so I *think* its mold. What's the best product to kill/remove this stuff as it develops?
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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bleach - about 10%. put in a spray bottle and apply close up to the area. I mean don't mist it in the air like an air freshner.

Unless it's an area where people will walk on, I wouldn't even bother wiping it off. The liquid will dry and leave a white film that's barely noticeable. If it is mold, it'll disappear in a few min like magic. Then if you have a leak or high humidity that caused it in the first place, the mold will come right back.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Water always seems to find its way to the floor. The tub is in a small room so it steams up when I'm taking a shower and sometimes water gets to the rear of the tub and comes out the sides (between the toilet and tub). I sometimes put a towel down there but it's pretty wasteful.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Mildew. Second vote for bleach. Need to ventilate your bathroom, either ceiling fan or window open, after those hot showers you have to get the place dried out or it will just come back. If neither are an option just get a small fan and plug it in and turn it on AFTER the shower.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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It could be mold or mildew or even mineral deposits. If you lick it does it taste salty, or like peaches?


Mold is a fungus, best killed and prevent by fungicides. Mildew is readily killed with bleach.

Remember never mix bleach based and ammonia based products and do nto use one right after another. THe mix creates deadly chlorine gas.



















You did nto really lick your floor did you? I was joking. I hope you do not have boys in your household.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Mildew. Second vote for bleach. Need to ventilate your bathroom, either ceiling fan or window open, after those hot showers you have to get the place dried out or it will just come back. If neither are an option just get a small fan and plug it in and turn it on AFTER the shower.
This ^^^
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Fuquay-Varina
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Concrobium or Moldstat which are fungicides readily available at Lowes or Home Depot. I use both frequently as owner of a company that deals in crawlspace moisture/mold. They are not caustic for us, but bad news if you are a fungal spore. Eliminate, Clean & Prevent Mold with Concrobium Mold Removal Products
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