We used mold free gyproc but still have mold in bathroom?

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  • Betty Albright-Bistrow Betty Albright-Bistrow on Nov 13, 2018

    Hi Lavita! Here are some great ways to achieve this. Most things can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes, and you can even order through Amazon. It will work for you.



  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 13, 2018

    Hello Lavita,

    Maybe you don't have enough Ventilation - Window or strong extractor fan to take away the build up of steam produced in the room. It's that or cold showers from now on!

  • I agree with John about ventilation. If you currently have a fan in that bathroom, hold a piece of paper up to it and see if the paper moves at all. If it doesn't, then your fan needs to be replaced because it's not working properly. We've had this issue ourselves. Good luck!

  • Colleen Colleen on Nov 13, 2018

    Just recently tried using something called Concrobium. No harsch chemicals. You can find it in Home Depot. It worked well especially in getting rid of the mildew smell. Hope this helps.

  • Colleen Colleen on Nov 13, 2018

    Sorry for the typo; harsh.

  • Oliva Oliva on Nov 13, 2018

    Perhaps you need a more powerful exhaust vent ( through your roof or to side of house) made with an automatic humidity sensor. Purchase one with low number "sones", meaning much quieter.

    Wipe surfaces dry after showers with squeegee and microfiber cloth.

    Launder towels frequently and avoid use of fabric softener. If you want softer towels, use vinegar in rinse cycle or 4-6 "felted wool dryer balls", in dryer.

  • Lavita Gertrude Tait Lavita Gertrude Tait on Nov 14, 2018

    Thank you everyone great advise, going to check fan, no window in bathroom

  • Ellis Ellis on Nov 14, 2018

    Make sure your vent fan is working, by holding a few sheets of toilet paper or a tissue near it, and see if it pulls the paper toward the fan. I say this because a friend had a very extensive bath renovation, but the fan didn't seem to get the humidity out. They tested it, and it didn't move the tissue at all.

    When they opened up the fan, they found a piece of tape from the manufacturer holding the fan louvers closed. The tape was red, with a note in large print, and it said "remove before installing fan." The installer hadn't done that! Once the tape allowed the louvers to open, the fan worked well and the problem was solved.