Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I REALLY need to vacuum more often.

That, or start remembering to wipe my feet and stop tracking in half the backyard.

Don't worry, Little Girl, I won't try to blame this on you. You're just an innocent bystander.
In related news, does anybody know a good way to remove mildew from a shower?
I think I need remedial housecleaning lessons or something.


~~Silk said...

I'll have to keep returning here to see if anyone has an answer to the mildew thing. I know you have to absolutely kill it all, or it'll just grow back. So I've used bleach and a scrub brush --- and it keeps coming back. Not just in the shower - it's on the outside of the house, on the vinyl siding in the shady areas.

Death to all mildew!

(The stuff outside is so persistent, it's full of snail/slug tracks, supporting a population. I guess I should be grateful that there are no slugs in the shower.)

Fish Food said...

No idea, but I'd be really pleased if anyone had an answer!

I'm just about to take all the waterproof ing stuff off the shower and replace it, because the mildrew is sooo disgusting!

I've tried bleach, etc too. Someone must have an answer!

Badass Nature Girl said...

I've yet to find some thing long term for mildew and we've been told that even contractors have a hard time and have to keep replacing caulking. The first step is prevention. Squeegie the shower when you're done and dry everything by wiping with a towel (that will also help prevent water spots. Not like I care about those, but I learned that at Merry Maids). You can try cleaning the shower more often (instead of once a week, maybe 2-3 times a week. I know! I know!) and using a daily shower spray available in the cleaning aisle in between cleanings. I use vinegar, but again, if I slack on the other steps, it's not long term. Keeping your bathroom from getting to humid may help too.

As for the outside mold on the siding (Silk), hmm, interesting! It sounds like the shady conditions are conducive to growing mold and maybe there's a little moisture staying put some where? I wonder if a professional would tell you to open those areas to the sun to dry it out? I would think the best place to start with this issue is to get to the source of the problem, as the mold seems like it may be a symptom of some thing else going on! Just a thought :o)

Rob said...

I use bleach first. I that doesn't do it, I hit it with comet. And if there's some mildew still left, I pull out the flamethrower.

Heather said...

I am about ready to tear out the bathroom and replace it. No matter what I do, it continues to come back! Good luck with killing it!

Ness at Drovers Run said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by my blog! Where did you hear about Julia Roberts playing 'the pioneer woman' ? I had heard it *might* be Reece Witherspoon. If they made a movie about your life - who would you want to play you? I guess I'd pick Helen Hunt for me. :)

rockygrace said...

Ness, I heard about the Julia Roberts thing somewhere here in blogworld - can't remember where. If somebody was going to play me (ha), I guess it'd be whoever played Laura on General Hospital - people used to tell me I looked like her. (Never watched the show - couldn't tell ya.)

I'd like to try the vinegar thing, 'cause it's less toxic than bleach, but does it attract bugs?
That's ALL I need, a bunch of fruit flies in the bathroom.

Now excuse me while I go back to the dentist to have MORE work done. *sob*

Badass Nature Girl said...

No bug attraction with the vinegar :o)

rockygrace said...

Good to know, BNG!

P.S. I am BACK from the dentist, and so far ... no pain. Could it be? Dare I hope?

Badass Nature Girl said...

Glad to hear it, just don't jinx yourself!

rockygrace said...

Jinx myself? hahahaha*OUCH*


Badass Nature Girl said...

I just read where Borax can be used for a mold and mildew killer in the bathroom. Google it and see if that might work for you :o)

rockygrace said...

I'm on it, BNG.