A common problem in the British Isles is the occurance of black mould on shower tiles/grout. This problem is especially prevalent in winter time but can occur during summer months as well (oh, how we wish for sunny summers each and every year!).
I have already documented how I got rid of black mould of my own bathroom tiles but I’d like to share another story with you.
A few months ago I was visiting one of my tenants for a repair when I noticed that his wall tiles and grout in the shower had black mould on them. Luckily I had a bottle of HG Mould Spray with me and I sprayed some of this on his tiles. I left the tenant with the instructions to simply hose of the spray with the shower half an hour after I had left.
I was back in the tenants apartment this morning and I checked for mould in his bathroom. The tiles and grout in his shower cubicle was gone and the walls looked real clean. The only problem now is that they black mould outside the shower cubicle is more noticeable. It’s not a problem though as I will be back in the tenants apartment later this week when I will spray a bit more HG Mould Spray on the affected area.
A frequently asked question is if I could recommend a suitable bathroom dehumidifier.
The honest answer is that I would not recommend a dehumidifier for use inside an actual bathroom as no electrical appliances should be used in a wet bathroom.
One way to solve this problem is to place a dehumidifier at the bathroom door with the main plug being plugged into a socket which is well away from the bathroom.
Most full size home dehumidifiers would be suitable for this job however I’d recommend a desiccant dehumidifier with a ‘laundry’ type setting as you will need full power for a short amount of time.
One dehumidifier that I would recommend for placing at the door of a bathroom is the EcoAir ECO DD122 Desiccant Dehumidifier as this dehumidifier is affordable, quiet and can work on ‘laundry’ or ‘drying’ modes. Generally speaking desiccant dehumidifiers are also more efficient thus cheaper to run than compressor models in the UK.