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We were asked to clean a shower that evidently has mold, is this job small enough that we can safely do? They only want us to clean it. We are not treating to avoid reoccurrence, or should we? What precautions should we take in case we indeed take this job? Should we even take this job?
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Lookin like the fart fan dont work or they just dont turn it on.
 
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I would do it. But i would want that fan working to suck everything out. Not too worried about mold mildew. Just keep it away from eyes nose and mouth. Paint looks semigloss and possibly has mildewcide in it or it would be much worse. Safety glasses and gloves good enough but again i would want that fan working. Plus without it. It will regrow no matter what you treat it with.
 

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I would do it. But i would want that fan working to suck everything out. Not too worried about mold mildew. Just keep it away from eyes nose and mouth. Paint looks semigloss and possibly has mildewcide in it or it would be much worse. Safety glasses and gloves good enough but again i would want that fan working. Plus without it. It will regrow no matter what you treat it with.

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What solution would you use?
 

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Thanks @keep it clean!!
What solution would you use?
1st question; hard or soft water?
Hard water = acid cleaner
Soft water = alkaline cleaner

I use zep acid toilet bowl cleaner and grout Master.
Soak it down, scrub with a scrubber and brush.
Rinse with spinner tool or sponges.
Dry with microfiber towel.

The ceiling / paint can be steamed if you have a steamer.
Bleach solution with warm water and microfiber works too.
Then tell them to paint the ceiling with Kilz oil based paint.

Not a terrible job, I've done way worse!
 

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1st question; hard or soft water?
Hard water = acid cleaner
Soft water = alkaline cleaner

I use zep acid toilet bowl cleaner and grout Master.
Soak it down, scrub with a scrubber and brush.
Rinse with spinner tool or sponges.
Dry with microfiber towel.

The ceiling / paint can be steamed if you have a steamer.
Bleach solution with warm water and microfiber works too.
Then tell them to paint the ceiling with Kilz oil based paint.

Not a terrible job, I've done way worse!

1st question; hard or soft water?
Hard water = acid cleaner
Soft water = alkaline cleaner

I use zep acid toilet bowl cleaner and grout Master.
Soak it down, scrub with a scrubber and brush.
Rinse with spinner tool or sponges.
Dry with microfiber towel.

The ceiling / paint can be steamed if you have a steamer.
Bleach solution with warm water and microfiber works too.
Then tell them to paint the ceiling with Kilz oil based paint.

Not a terrible job, I've done way worse!

I tell people when they paint and i agree kilz first. But to use bathroom paint, exterior paint or have store add M-1 before shaking. I see so many skip it and use regular paint. Especially rentals. Landlord buys a 5 of flat and paints everything with it.
 

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I heard Borax is better at getting rid of Mold than bleach.
 
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I was just a bit concerned about how hazardous this mold can be for cleaners health. Thanks all for your input!
 

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I was just a bit concerned about how hazardous this mold can be for cleaners health. Thanks all for your input!
Keep it wet it will be fine. Spores will be weighed down. But safety glasses will keep any drips or splashing out of your eyes and dont touch your nose or mouth should go without saying.
 

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This stuff will vanish it in a matter of hours just by pouring it on. You can spread it with a brush or other applicator but please do not spray it. I apply it to the floors by simply pouring it. I apply it to walls and ceilings by pouring it on my window washing scrubber then smearing it onto the other effected surfaces. Spread it heavily and then leave. Come back in like 2 to 4 hours and rinse it off with a hose. It impresses me every time but it is not immediate and does need the dwell time I mentioned.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Zep-128-fl...TQXRDsbGzvv7-ZvJx_Xn-Ad6kJiKe3MRoCHj0QAvD_BwE
 
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Mean green mold and midew destroyer work great! Dollar genral sells it
 

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Is there a caulk line at the top? If so you'll have to remove and redo the line. All the rest is pretty straight forward. You should def wear glasses, gloves, and mask.
 

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I think that if there is mold in the clients ' home, they should first call specialists to remove it, and then the cleaning company. In my opinion, only professionals should be engaged in removing mold. Well, you can remove it with hydrogen peroxide or a special detergent and it will give visible results. In addition, you shouldn't do this without a respiratory mask. And this is not enough to completely eliminate mold. I think that the main thing is to identify the cause of mold and eliminate it, so in such cases, I recommend calling Orlando based mold remediation, removal, and testing service (if you're in Orlando). After the specialists remove the mold, you can start your work.
 

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You don't call for mold remediation for shower mold. The source of shower mold is the moisture in the shower combined with the use of natural organic products (i.e. shampoo, conditioner). You need to take precation for yourself but other then that you can remove mold with the proper techniques and chemicals. Then seal to keep mold from growing on the porous grout.
Mold remediation is for structure contamination. When the mold is unable to be treated continously or the mold is black and causes a health risk to occupants of the residence. This can be contained (is contained), can be eradicated, and methods used to prevent recurrence.