Mold in silicone caulk
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Mold in silicone caulk (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 5, 2024 11:03 PM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 5, 2024 11:04 PM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by Tony [NJ]) Apr 6, 2024 8:11 AM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by plenty [MO]) Apr 6, 2024 9:24 AM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 6, 2024 10:40 AM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by zero [IN]) Apr 6, 2024 11:03 AM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by hoosier [IN]) Apr 6, 2024 1:07 PM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 6, 2024 4:52 PM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by zero [IN]) Apr 6, 2024 5:40 PM
       Mold in silicone caulk (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 12, 2024 5:53 PM

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Mold in silicone caulk (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 5, 2024 11:03 PM
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Just saw a new trick...never tried it but seems legit...so I thought I'd put it here and see if anyone has done this.

Let's say you have a shower or sink with SILICONE caulk and it has mold in the caulk...looks nasty. What I've always done in the past is cut the old caulk out and re-do it. This procedure says that MIGHT not be necessary...as long as the caulk is in decent condition as far as not being brittle and all torn up. Instead, try this....

Take several paper towels and "roll" them into small cylinders about the size of a pencil if you can get them that small. Buy some GEL bleach...the thick stuff...it's inexpensive. Spray a bit of the gel on the molded area, then lay the rolls of paper towel on it and press it in lightly with your fingers (wear gloves) so that the wet towels are sitting right against the mold. Then squirt a bit more bleach on the area...get it good and soaked. Let sit overnight, remove the towels, and rinse with water...the mold should be gone.

Has anyone done this? As we don't have our rentals anymore, not sure the next time I'd be able to try this, but wondering how well it works. It's quick and inexpensive, so seems worth a try.

--64.38.xxx.xxx




Mold in silicone caulk (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 5, 2024 11:04 PM
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And I should add...bleach fumes are toxic, so be sure to leave windows open, have vent fans running, or do this only in an unoccupied house. --64.38.xxx.xxx




Mold in silicone caulk (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2024 8:11 AM
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Thanks for the tip. In my limited experiences I discovered that water sometimes gets behind that caulk, causing the mold. --73.215.xxx.xx




Mold in silicone caulk (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2024 9:24 AM
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In my own home or an empty unit I would try. Otherwise I'll cut it back or out and recaulk cause that gets me to lunch faster. --172.59.xxx.xx




Mold in silicone caulk (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2024 10:40 AM
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Cleaning vinegar is better option where not toxic like bleach. Most grocery stores sell cleaning vinegar which is more acidic than regular vinegar. --207.236.xxx.xxx




Mold in silicone caulk (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2024 11:03 AM
Message:

Interesting idea.

Will see if I can find some silicone that is discolored like that and give it a shot.

Hoosier, you should buy another rental just for the fun of it.

--107.147.xx.xx




Mold in silicone caulk (by hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2024 1:07 PM
Message:

lol Zero

I actually would not mind mind buying another one, but I would not rent it. I would just flip it. Iím done with all the tenant drama. --64.38.xxx.xxx




Mold in silicone caulk (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2024 4:52 PM
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Thank you, Hoosier. The house I am working on now might be a good fit for this trial run. I will need to take a closer look at it. --76.129.xxx.xx




Mold in silicone caulk (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Apr 6, 2024 5:40 PM
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Hoosier, if only we were closer we could do a flip together.

It would be fun to chronicle it on here as we went.

Well, until you got mad at me for having to work on other projects. But otherwise it could be fun. --107.147.xx.xx




Mold in silicone caulk (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2024 5:53 PM
Message:

Hi Hoosier,

Just giving you an update. I will have to remove the caulk on the tub at the house I am renovating so I won't be testing this to see if it works. Maybe another project. --76.129.xxx.xx



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