I just moved into a new flat and the shower unit was really manky
between the sliding doors. I managed to figure how to take the doors
but managed to bend one of the little slider hooks at the top. It's not
100% broken yet, but I imagine it will be after frequent opening &
the sliding shower door.
1. Can someone recommend me on how to fix this, taking into account
the broken thing is exposed to frequent water.
2. Also anyone recommend on cleaning the black moss-like substance that
at the bottom & underneath the sliding doors?
3. Both my sink water taps are loose and thus are rotating when we turn
the taps on & off. How can we fix this? (without going to a plumber).
On 16 May 2006 07:31:48 -0700, " email@example.com"
Cant help you with the slider hook ...Is the shower screen maker not known .???
As for the black death .Thats mildew and many and weary are the suggestions on
here to get rid of it and keep it at bay .Vinegar is one suggestion .
As for the taps ..If you look underneath you will see a (probably) plastic nut
called a top hat nut that when screwed up tight stops the tap from turning . It
could be loose or it could be split in which case it will need to be replaced(
preferably with a brass one) and that means turning off the water unless you
get one that can be opened up and put in place without turning the water off .
I saw it yesterday in the www.bes.co.uk catalogue but I dont know how good it
will be . Item No 16788
I'd remove it and use a shower curtain, but then, I hate sliding shower doors.
One reason to hate sliding shower doors - can't keep them clean of mildew very
easily. And, you can't just open up the shower area between showers to let it
air out and dry out as much.
A bleach solution will take care of that. Be diligent about using any fans or
opening doors and windows after your showers to keep your bathroom dry as
pracicable. Give your bathroom twice-yearly deep cleanups where all surfaces
get de-mildewed, all bathmats and shower curtains and similar are bleach-cleaned
or replaced, all at once. Those measures keep the mildew down.
Bloody heck. I wonder if they are on flexibles..you need to get a tap
spanner up from underneath and tighten them up.
If you want a bodge that will keep you sane while you save for a new
kitchen, dry em out and wedge some silicone underneath.
Thanks everyone for giving me help, suggestions and advice. I now
learnt about Mildew (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildew) and follow
My bathroom is tiny and has no windows and a tiny crappy extractor fan
that doesn't seem to do anything.
I will try and look for a good dehumidifier or/and normal fan to dry
the bathroom and lower the moisture. I already take off my shower doors
after a shower to let the insides dry.
Any more tips?
Get up in the attic, and see if they bothered to put an exhaust pipe on the
fan. In this place, it was just blowing the insulation around. As a temp
measure until new roof and exhaust port go on this summer, I put a hose on
it hung near an existing vent hole. Made a big difference in how well the
exhaust fam sucked.
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