Hi.. I'm new here, and found your group from a friend's assistance in
navigating the web.
I was wondering if anyone of you could help. I'm a 30-something mom,
recently gone through an annulment. The house is in shams, as there no
longer is a man in the house.
First off, how do you get rid of the musty smell from tiled bathrooms?
Ours is fairly old, and the smell seems to be emanating from somewhere.
I've tried cleaning and scrubbing it to death, but nothing works.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
You are doing half the job. The second half is to ventilate the bath.
That may be as simple as leaving the door open. If you have a window try
opening it (just a crack in cold or hot weather).
There is also a possibility of a mechanical problem. If the above ideas
don't work, have someone inspect it. You may have a leak or hidden mold
damage. Those will only get worse and more expensive to fix.
Oh, thanks. Much appreciated help. Though I wouldn't mind opening the
window on the bath, I try to keep it shut coz I have a lot of peeping
toms. :-) Not the up-close type, but the ones with scopes and
binoculars and such.
Don't ask me how I know. It's fun frustrating them from time to time.
What the others said.
You should proly keep the window open after showers, but also might want to
try a cheap dehumidifier, to really dry the space out, behind the walls as.
$139 at Sams.
Could also be wood rot under the tub area. Mebbe if an outside wall to the
bathroom is available, you can poke a hole in it for either a look, a whiff,
or to put a little muffin fan, to circulate dry air.
Mr. P.V.\'d (formerly Droll Troll), Yonkers, NY
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