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Fungus in bathtub

Hello,

Could anyone telll me what liquid we use to remove black fungus in corners of bathtub.
I tried the POTZ liquid which was mentioned "Schimmel stop".I guess schimmel means fungus in german..
But it was of no use..It is increasing more and more ..Please help
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Re: Fungus in bathtub

bleach.........
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but what kind of bleach??is there any name in particular??
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Re: Fungus in bathtub

Javel Wasser

but wear gloves, and do NOT spray it, it must not be breathed in! Use a paint brush. Be careful.

You should ventilate the bathroom better and more often.
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Old 30.05.2012, 15:06
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Re: Fungus in bathtub

I found a spray bleach product. Be *very* careful you don't get it on your clothes, skin, near eyes, on fabric, or anywhere else that it can do damage.

http://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do/...arch/schimmel/

In German, the word you need is "Javel".

My method is this:

First, scrub area with an old cloth, or a sponge that has a 'scourer' side. Then dry- have a roll of paper (kitchen) towel handy. Spray carefully on mould area, wipe up drips, leave the liquid on the mouldy area for a few minutes, then wipe off if you have pets/children/allergic people around. If no pets/children/allergic people, then let it dry on and wash it off later.
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but what kind of bleach??is there any name in particular??
Any bleach will do...
You don't want anything too concentrated though, so if it's too strong just water it down a little put it in a spray can, spray the mould and leave it for a little while then come back and wipe off until clean.

Prevention is better than cure, so try to get rid of any excess water left after bathing / showering and dry off with a dry towel if needed.

Bleach brands here have the word Javel in them.

I just did a quick search and this is one product returned from leshop.ch.

Edit: beaten to the info by the ladies above...
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Re: Fungus in bathtub

Mellerud Schimmel Entferner (to remove) and Schimmel Schutz (to prevent from appearing again) worked for my bathroom. Both can be bought in Obi.
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Re: Fungus in bathtub

I have no idea Of thE name in German, but what kills all fungus it's bleach used to clean pools, it's a powder. You need to be extremely careful as if you touch it it will make damage to your skin. I used it in Mexico to clean my pool. so if you find it use a little spoon in water and apply directly to the affected area. I
Guessing you could find that in a jumbo store maybe?
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Re: Fungus in bathtub

No need for harsh bleach. Baking soda and vinegar will do the trick.

Add a tiny bit of water to the baking soda to make a paste. Scrub it in with an old tooth brush then rinse away with vinegar. Any old vinegar will do but your best bet is distilled white vinegar.
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Re: Fungus in bathtub

As MiniMia says - then make sure you open the window as often and for as long as possible- fungus breeds in damp, inclosed places.
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