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Hiya, I have a problem with mould in my flat, and it's got even worse due to upstairs neighbour's toilet leaking! thick patch of black mould now covering half of bathroom celing - plus a lingering … Read More
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Hiya,

I have a problem with mould in my flat, and it's got even worse due to upstairs neighbour's toilet leaking! thick patch of black mould now covering half of bathroom celing - plus a lingering toilet smell. Even though landlord / building managment is supposed to sort it, I'm not waiting around.

My question is: what type of steam / cleaning machine do I need? I'd also like to get rid of mould on grout, and clean the oven / refresh the carpets.

I've read reviews but can't decide if a 9 in 1 will be powerful enough?

I also have a problem with no outlet other than a shaver outlet in the bathroom, although could run a lead i suppose.

After I've done the heavy duty stuff, I'd like to use it for daily use in kitchen (small lino area).

Thanks in advance
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
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We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.

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#1
You need to get that toilet leak sorted
#2
mutley1
You need to get that toilet leak sorted

yeah, that's been fixed but left with mould.
#3
espirit77
mutley1
You need to get that toilet leak sorted
yeah, that's been fixed but left with mould.

Use mould killer to wipe clean the mould. Leave to dry then paint the ceiling.
#4
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.
#5
Once you've cleaned the mould either paint over with oil based paint or a stain blocker.
Then you can use emulsion as normal.
#6
Use bleach and scourer for the grout.
#7
Wear groves and get the gel type mould cleaner not the spray if you can (H5 brand bit pricey but found it good). Mould cleaner is mostly bleach and will burn the heck if gets on bare skin. Make sure you have good ventilation so you're not breathing it in too.
#8
vanquished100
Wear groves and get the gel type mould cleaner not the spray if you can (H5 brand bit pricey but found it good). Mould cleaner is mostly bleach and will burn the heck if gets on bare skin. Make sure you have good ventilation so you're not breathing it in too.

Yes, make sure you wear a dust mask so you dont breathe the dry mould in.
#9
Bargainhunteree
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.


if your getting 3 litres in 24 hours there are some major underlying issues.
#10
thanks everyone. i was about to buy a karcher for 70, but decided to send an email to building management / landlord first to see what they say. knowing their attitude, it will probably be "deal with it yourself". so fed up of this flat, been here 5 years and it's one thing after the other. time to move maybe
#11
If you've a problem with mould , you've got a problem with too much moisture . Steam is only going to increase the humidity . Check you are adequately ventilating the rooms . I've just fixed up a bathroom which sounds very similar to yours . Clean the ceiling with mould killer and treat it with stain block before repainting . Grout is a dreadful job . This was so engrained I ended up having to scrape it out and regrout the whole room . Same with the silicone . Going forward , if there is an extractor use it and if there are vents in the window , open them . Good luck . It's a tough job but it will look so much better when it is finished

Edited By: psychobitchfromhell on Oct 29, 2016 15:51
#12
You will need to clean the mold spores up with a mould cleaner, I worked as an industrial cleaner and used the HG mould spray, with bleach water to rinse the cloths, then again like suggested, painted over using mould paint, it usually only comes in white or magnolia. This is by no means a permanent fix, the mold will return, their is an obvious issue with ventilation or insulation. I hope you manage to get on top of it (_;)
#13
I had mouldy tiles and grout in my bathroom. Cleaned them all up and now every time I have a shower or bath I just rinse them down with the shower spray. They seem to dry off quicker and no mould! Obviously can't do this on the walls not abutting bath! Maybe dry them off with chamois?
#14
wingmirror
You will need to clean the mold spores up with a mould cleaner, I worked as an industrial cleaner and used the HG mould spray, with bleach water to rinse the cloths, then again like suggested, painted over using mould paint, it usually only comes in white or magnolia. This is by no means a permanent fix, the mold will return, their is an obvious issue with ventilation or insulation. I hope you manage to get on top of it (_;)

thanks. yeah, the problem is the extractor fan doesn't work (a blessing as upstairs loo leaked into it). And the window only opens so far. The shower runs very hot and creates a lot of steam.

I think I just need to move as landlord doesn't give a monkeys, and now building management hasn't got back in touch re: the ceiling. Will give them a few more days, then I'm going to start looking elsewhere. fed up!
#15
espirit77
wingmirror
You will need to clean the mold spores up with a mould cleaner, I worked as an industrial cleaner and used the HG mould spray, with bleach water to rinse the cloths, then again like suggested, painted over using mould paint, it usually only comes in white or magnolia. This is by no means a permanent fix, the mold will return, their is an obvious issue with ventilation or insulation. I hope you manage to get on top of it (_;)
thanks. yeah, the problem is the extractor fan doesn't work (a blessing as upstairs loo leaked into it). And the window only opens so far. The shower runs very hot and creates a lot of steam.
I think I just need to move as landlord doesn't give a monkeys, and now building management hasn't got back in touch re: the ceiling. Will give them a few more days, then I'm going to start looking elsewhere. fed up!

Sounds like time to move to me too.
#16
shadey12
Bargainhunteree
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.


if your getting 3 litres in 24 hours there are some major underlying issues.


Yes major issues dries washing inside and expects landlords to pay for this by fixing damp issues caused by things like this probably has hot showers and baths with no extraction windows open either yes rising damp would be responsibility of landlord not issues caused by tenants
#17
muddassarsardar
shadey12
Bargainhunteree
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.
if your getting 3 litres in 24 hours there are some major underlying issues.
Yes major issues dries washing inside and expects landlords to pay for this by fixing damp issues caused by things like this probably has hot showers and baths with no extraction windows open either yes rising damp would be responsibility of landlord not issues caused by tenants

How dare someone dry washing inside their own home!
#18
ozone generator.
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#19
texleedslad0004
ozone generator.
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#20
espirit77
muddassarsardar
shadey12
Bargainhunteree
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.
if your getting 3 litres in 24 hours there are some major underlying issues.
Yes major issues dries washing inside and expects landlords to pay for this by fixing damp issues caused by things like this probably has hot showers and baths with no extraction windows open either yes rising damp would be responsibility of landlord not issues caused by tenants

How dare someone dry washing inside their own home!


well if they want blame others for damp issues caused later on then yes how dare they. I there own home the one they rent and don't own so they can blame the owner for health and safety issues at the property.
#21
muddassarsardar
espirit77
muddassarsardar
shadey12
Bargainhunteree
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.
if your getting 3 litres in 24 hours there are some major underlying issues.
Yes major issues dries washing inside and expects landlords to pay for this by fixing damp issues caused by things like this probably has hot showers and baths with no extraction windows open either yes rising damp would be responsibility of landlord not issues caused by tenants
How dare someone dry washing inside their own home!
well if they want blame others for damp issues caused later on then yes how dare they. I there own home the one they rent and don't own so they can blame the owner for health and safety issues at the property.

obviously you did not read my original post or subsequent comments
#22
espirit77
muddassarsardar
espirit77
muddassarsardar
shadey12
Bargainhunteree
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.
if your getting 3 litres in 24 hours there are some major underlying issues.
Yes major issues dries washing inside and expects landlords to pay for this by fixing damp issues caused by things like this probably has hot showers and baths with no extraction windows open either yes rising damp would be responsibility of landlord not issues caused by tenants
How dare someone dry washing inside their own home!
well if they want blame others for damp issues caused later on then yes how dare they. I there own home the one they rent and don't own so they can blame the owner for health and safety issues at the property.

obviously you did not read my original post or subsequent comments


I did this reply was to another persons comment who was suggesting drying clothes inside and then also suggested it was landlords responsibility for damp issues. But sorry to hear about ur problem I wasn't blaming you for it in ur case the landlord should try and help as the issue is with the neighbours who should really be fixing this mess up not u. have u shown them the problem what have they said about it will they pay for the cost of fixing this mess
#23
muddassarsardar
espirit77
muddassarsardar
espirit77
muddassarsardar
shadey12
Bargainhunteree
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.
if your getting 3 litres in 24 hours there are some major underlying issues.
Yes major issues dries washing inside and expects landlords to pay for this by fixing damp issues caused by things like this probably has hot showers and baths with no extraction windows open either yes rising damp would be responsibility of landlord not issues caused by tenants
How dare someone dry washing inside their own home!
well if they want blame others for damp issues caused later on then yes how dare they. I there own home the one they rent and don't own so they can blame the owner for health and safety issues at the property.
obviously you did not read my original post or subsequent comments
I did this reply was to another persons comment who was suggesting drying clothes inside and then also suggested it was landlords responsibility for damp issues. But sorry to hear about ur problem I wasn't blaming you for it in ur case the landlord should try and help as the issue is with the neighbours who should really be fixing this mess up not u. have u shown them the problem what have they said about it will they pay for the cost of fixing this mess
fair enough, i'm a bit tetchy on the subject because landlord and partner have tried to blame me for practically everything that has gone wrong, when it hasn't always been my fault. when it has been i've fessed up and paid for it. contrary to landlord belief, things can and do go wrong by themselves over time, or due to initial poor materials / structural issues with the building that is beyond anyone's control, other than the original developers - doesn't mean the landlord shouldn't have to pay to sort these issues if they are causing a health hazard to their tenants. or, they can get in touch with the property manager if they feel the responsibility lies with them. all too often, tenants get caught in the middle, and they are the one having to live with the hazard, in this case me and my 2 year old. It's not about blame, it's about who's legally responsible. In this case, I'm not sure, but I will give them a few days to respond, then will get environmental health / local council involved, if needs be.
#24
shadey12
Bargainhunteree
We've had issues with mould and the landlord cleaned it off with like mould bleach spray and then they repainted it with outdoor masonary paint they said it was a secret trade trick as that paint contains antifungal something to help prevent mould and it's done the trick. My other tips as our house has been prone to it is invest in a dehumidifier (or see if landlord would get you one) which sucks all the moisture out of the air I have mine on night and day and I empty about 3 litres out of it every 24 hours. Also if your drying clothes on radiators make sure you open the windows to help get rid of the moisture otherwise it just sticks to walls and ends up turning into mould. By law it's a landlord responsibility to get rid of mould as could be dangerous.
if your getting 3 litres in 24 hours there are some major underlying issues.
Google it - 3 litres is about average :3
#25
espirit77
texleedslad0004
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eradicate your problem
#26
espirit77
texleedslad0004
ozone generator.
10g - £17 ebay.

what does this do?


eradicate your problem.
#27
psychobitchfromhell
If you've a problem with mould , you've got a problem with too much moisture . Steam is only going to increase the humidity . Check you are adequately ventilating the rooms . I've just fixed up a bathroom which sounds very similar to yours . Clean the ceiling with mould killer and treat it with stain block before repainting . Grout is a dreadful job . This was so engrained I ended up having to scrape it out and regrout the whole room . Same with the silicone . Going forward , if there is an extractor use it and if there are vents in the window , open them . Good luck . It's a tough job but it will look so much better when it is finished
+1 don't use a steam cleaner on mould as it will make it worse.

After cleaning off the mould with bleach and a sponge, paint the ceiling with zinsser perma white paint. Brilliant stuff and you won't get mould again.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zinsser-ZINPWIS1L-Litre-Perma-White-Interior/dp/B0055YQZ7S
#28
chocci
psychobitchfromhell
If you've a problem with mould , you've got a problem with too much moisture . Steam is only going to increase the humidity . Check you are adequately ventilating the rooms . I've just fixed up a bathroom which sounds very similar to yours . Clean the ceiling with mould killer and treat it with stain block before repainting . Grout is a dreadful job . This was so engrained I ended up having to scrape it out and regrout the whole room . Same with the silicone . Going forward , if there is an extractor use it and if there are vents in the window , open them . Good luck . It's a tough job but it will look so much better when it is finished
+1 don't use a steam cleaner on mould as it will make it worse.
After cleaning off the mould with bleach and a sponge, paint the ceiling with zinsser perma white paint. Brilliant stuff and you won't get mould again. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zinsser-ZINPWIS1L-Litre-Perma-White-Interior/dp/B0055YQZ7S
thanks, fortunately the building management is taking it seriously, and have sent someone over to clean off teh mould, and am now waiting for their insurance company to OK a refurb of my bathroom. Hopefully before it starts to come back!
#29
espirit77
chocci
psychobitchfromhell
If you've a problem with mould , you've got a problem with too much moisture . Steam is only going to increase the humidity . Check you are adequately ventilating the rooms . I've just fixed up a bathroom which sounds very similar to yours . Clean the ceiling with mould killer and treat it with stain block before repainting . Grout is a dreadful job . This was so engrained I ended up having to scrape it out and regrout the whole room . Same with the silicone . Going forward , if there is an extractor use it and if there are vents in the window , open them . Good luck . It's a tough job but it will look so much better when it is finished
+1 don't use a steam cleaner on mould as it will make it worse.
After cleaning off the mould with bleach and a sponge, paint the ceiling with zinsser perma white paint. Brilliant stuff and you won't get mould again. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zinsser-ZINPWIS1L-Litre-Perma-White-Interior/dp/B0055YQZ7S
thanks, fortunately the building management is taking it seriously, and have sent someone over to clean off teh mould, and am now waiting for their insurance company to OK a refurb of my bathroom. Hopefully before it starts to come back!
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