Eliminating Mold from Shower Trim
LESLIE: Karen in Kansas needs some help with a mold situation. What’s going on at your house?KAREN: I have glass sliding shower doors …TOM: OK.KAREN: … and there is kind of a clear rubber going all the way around the shower doors that I guess seals the glass to the frame. And there’s mildew in them and I think it’s behind the rubber because I’ve tried everything on the outside and it doesn’t work.TOM: Right.KAREN: Is there any way to get that clean without replacing the shower doors?TOM: What happens is sometimes that acts sort of like a greenhouse window and then the mold will grow behind it and if it’s clear, then you’re going to see it. What you might want to think about doing is cutting that out and replacing it with a silicone caulk, which will do the same thing.KAREN: (overlapping voices) Ah.TOM: And if you do use a caulk, you can either use clear silicone or you can use one of the latex products that has Microban in it, which is a mildicide. It’s in all the DAP products; probably in some others as well. But make sure whatever you use has a mildicide and that will stop it from growing.KAREN: Great. Alright, thank you very much.TOM: You’re welcome, Karen. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.