I renovated my bathroom about eight years ago and put
expensive marble tile on the wall above the bath. I now
have some black mold growing in the cracks between the
top of the bathtub and the tiles. I have tried
mold-removal cleaners, bleach, and other products, with
only limited success.
ideas how to remove this? I would hate to try to take
off the tiles.
The experts say that while a low level of mold will have
little effect on most people, if you are allergic to
mold or you suffer from asthma or other respiratory
problems, the presence of mold can be particularly
to indoor mold also has been shown to exacerbate asthma
symptoms in sensitive individuals, according to the
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
use one of those environmentally friendly tub and tile
cleaners because a family member is somewhat sensitive
to the heavy-duty stuff .
say, "Growing in the cracks." Are you
referring to the grout lines or the caulking that
delineates the edge of the tub and the start of tiles on
can remove the caulk, clean with detergent (the academy
suggested vinegar but no proportions, and I have never
used it or a bleach-water mixture), and then use a
mold-resistant replacement caulk.
work is something you'd have to do yourself, since it is
not cost-effective for most professionals.
the mold is under the tile, then you would have to have
it removed, which would be an expensive and messy
and mildew in the grout lines and the caulking can be
handled relatively easily. I would start there.