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Mildew Odor
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~Lenore    Posted 10-01-2004 at 11:50:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a toilet leak.
I did not realize it at first cause I had a nice thick rug around the bottom.
I discovered the leak when I stepped on the rug one morning and got a wet foot.
The leak originated from the connection where the water comes into the tank from the water source.
It has been corrected now but I am having a problem getting rid of the mildew/mold smell.
I have cleaned all around the tank and floor area with a brush and clorox water mix. Is there any other solution I might try? Will it gradually go away? I hate the mildew smell.

HaySam    Posted 10-01-2004 at 16:34:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Look in your closet Kerry maebe hiding out.

~Lenore    Posted 10-01-2004 at 21:08:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Water Closet* how Brittish;
I never thought of that. LOL
however, I am pretty sure it is not Kerry;
it does not smell THAT BAD!!

Bob Mi    Posted 10-01-2004 at 16:16:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore I feel bad you always help everyone and when you need help I don't have the intelligents !!Thank you dear for the favor.

~Lenore    Posted 10-01-2004 at 16:24:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope some or all of these helpful tips work!
I hope the one I gave you worked too.
I read about using an onion cut in half would absorb the odors, too.
I have fabreeze, vinegar, clorox, and i will look for those other products.
I also own a ionizer air machine, so after all the cleaners. I will hook it up.!
By golly with all that my whole bathroom may disappear, not just the mildew!
Thanks everyone!!

Wallsal55    Posted 10-01-2004 at 13:30:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I absolutely love Scrubbing Bubbles ! Spray it on, let foam as directed on can, wipe dry.
Helps mold from growing back!

I also love Lysol spray (Linen Scent for the room
itself, fresh air scent is my second choice)

Donna from Mo    Posted 10-01-2004 at 12:02:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you try Fabreeze? I used it on my wet dog today and it even helped THAT odor. I've used it on mildew smells before and it worked for me.

Resident    Posted 10-01-2004 at 12:24:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lysol has a product that you spray that not only combats, but prevents new molds. It's in the cleaning section in an aerosol can. Also try using a little tub of Damp Rid to help dispel the lingering dampness. Put it very near where the damp spot was. Try to keep the door to the bathroom closed while the Damp Rid does its work.

One last suggestion. Close a/c air vent in bathroom and set up a space heater, leave it run until the temp in there reaches at least ninety degrees and then leave it that way for at least two hours. Then turn the heater off, turn the a/c down to about seventy, open the a/c vent and leave the door wide open for about four hours. What this does is takes the dampness and transforms it into humidity. The dampness (humidity) in the air is then removed by the a/c. You may need to do this two or three times. You can set a fan up in there as well to blow the humid air out after the heater thing. If you do that you don't really need to turn the a/c down so low.

Cindi (who knows a thing or two about mold)

toolman    Posted 10-01-2004 at 12:42:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
that last suggestion seems like alot of work to solve a problem like that, probably be easier for me just to pick up my ole work socks i guess.

Cindi    Posted 10-01-2004 at 12:50:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Probably, but that black streptoccocis (sp) mold can make you deathly ill. Everybody is fighting it here.

toolman    Posted 10-01-2004 at 13:02:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
hmm sounds like my socks won,t cause that , wife will be happy, must be because of your warmer climates and high humidity, i guess , don,t think we will have that problem around here then.luck with it.

Clod    Posted 10-01-2004 at 14:33:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
my toolshed has a steel floor and it is demetcoated.i suggest you get a toolshed .

toolman    Posted 10-01-2004 at 14:40:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
clod i got one , but it ain,t heated and my socks gets cold and then my feets gets cold well you know , terrible to work with cold feets,lol how ya doin buddy,im down in a 5 ft. hole that keeps cavin on me, think its about7, almost finished though, just had to surface to take a quick break and gets some tape, sure hope this works,tool shed huh some guys sure gets the life of luxury, mine fills with snow and rain all year, guess i should put sides and a roof on it some time, but i likes the frsh air lol.later buddy ,i gotta head back to the HOLE.haha

Clod    Posted 10-01-2004 at 16:41:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well.A pal that used to post here called it a toolshead.I have had a lot worse than this.Central air and heat.Storm proof.What you doing in a hole TM?? Diggin a well?

Zenia    Posted 10-01-2004 at 15:15:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Curious, what are you building with a hole like that? I keep thinking out house, lol.

I once worked for the state parks. They got the brilliant idea of using two solar composting outhouses, so we had to dig these ridiculous holes. The outhouses had 8 - 10' deep plastic baskets. Great idea, if you have only a few people using it. Bad idea for a public outhouse! The guys ended up having to chainsaw the plastic baskets off.

toolman    Posted 10-01-2004 at 15:23:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
its frost free water hydrant that packed it in during the summer , wasn,t able to fix it while in was in the ground so i figgered id wait for cooler weather in the fall and dig it up(its in a barn)can,t get a machine in there,only problem is it,s hotter now than all summer lol.

Zenia    Posted 10-01-2004 at 15:34:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, I missed it if you posted on that earlier. All that digging and then you get to fix what's broken... I don't envy you that job! Good luck on it.

We had a nice hot summer here (Sacramento, CA area), getting our Indian summer now. It's very pleasant, knock wood...

toolman    Posted 10-01-2004 at 17:59:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just did this a couple of years ago, they sure don,t make stuff to last anymore lol.hey i have to ask , how can you tell the difference between summer and indian summer, isn,t it warm down there all the time,unless you cheat and look at the calander lol.i,ll be wallowing in snow before long,yuck.

Clod    Posted 10-01-2004 at 16:43:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can find plenty of frost free hydrants down near the place Gerrit and Patria lives Toolman.

toolman    Posted 10-01-2004 at 18:06:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
clod im not sure if you know what frost free hydrants are being that you live in a warm climate, but the water line is buried about 5 ft. or more deep and this hydrant is plumed into the water line, when you turn it on you get water comming up the pipe to the surface to use, and when you shut it off the valve in the bottom stops the water and any water left in the pipe drains back down and out a small plug at the bottom, this way everthing is below the frost line and doesn,t freeze up, these hydrants are used in unheated buildings and even out in the pastures for watering livestock if you knew all of that im sorry for asuming that you may not ,its just that when you live in a cold climate there are lots of different things you need to do different that someone who lives in a nice warm place.

~Lenore    Posted 10-01-2004 at 20:10:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know if Clod knew or not.
I didn't; and now I do. :-)
I learn soemthing new every day,
Thanks, toolman.

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