I have removed and replaced the caulk around my tub 3 times in the past 7
years and it is black again. I think there is moisture inside the walls and
the mildew is coming from inside since I can't scrub it off or even fade it
with bleach. Another reason I expect moisture from the inside is that I
always have ants in that bathroom even when it is freezing outside. (The
yard outside that side of the house is a toxic waste of ant killers. I
don't see them outside, just in the bathroom.)
So, I am assuming that I need to take down the tile wall, which isn't all
that bad because the previous owner was a DIY'er who did an awful job of the
How do I go about this? Pop each tile off or just get a sledge hammer and
have at it?
After I get this part done, I will post on what I find inside. I am
expecting wet insulation and a colony of ants!