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Old 11-19-2019, 08:52 PM   #1
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Angry Black mold above shower

We've noticed what appears to be black mold above the shower. You can see it creeping out from the trim above the shower door. Is there enough room between the top of the shower and the ceiling to clean up the mold if the trim is removed?
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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Are you sure itís black mold and not aluminum dust from loose panels rubbing? Share some pics please.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:30 AM   #3
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Iím sure itís mold. I am familiar with the aluminum dust. We have the dust on the bathroom door piano hinge. It is gray. This stuff is ďblackĒ.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:36 AM   #4
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A pretty big question should be: why is it there? To get mold, you generally need something for it to feed on *and* moisture. Indeed the shower could be the source of the moisture but that's not a sure thing..... A leak around the seal to the shower vent could also be the source.

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Old 11-20-2019, 05:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I will take the trim off tomorrow for a closer look. I got the screws out today but itís still stuck. I see a bead of sealant on the back side. Hope thereís not more.
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Good news! The mold is very minor. Just around the staples in the rubber trim.
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Fear not. Black mold will not kill you. Scrub with bleach and carry on.
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Fear not. Black mold will not kill you. Scrub with bleach and carry on.
Unless youíre allergic to it. May not kill you but can make you very, very ill. Black mold should be taken very seriously.
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My wife is very sensitive to black mold and it was imperative that I get it cleaned up.
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Fear not. Black mold will not kill you. Scrub with bleach and carry on.
HUH? There are plenty of reputable sources to show some concern with black molds.
To back your statement please provide your credentials of education and knowledge. Or do we throw this into the my opinion and hearsay file?
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Bleach is your friend here.
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One of my grandkids is experiencing ongoing severe neurological issues due to black mold exposure. Itís not to be trifled with.
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HUH? There are plenty of reputable sources to show some concern with black molds.
To back your statement please provide your credentials of education and knowledge. Or do we throw this into the my opinion and hearsay file?
Well you certainly put me in my place...

For every opinion (expert or otherwise) there will always be a host of Internet blog saints who can refute and rebuff - I didnít see your Ďreputable sourcesí. bweybright, I donít owe you anything but will offer I have a degree in lab medicine and microbiology. MSU 1975.

Black mold is usually a mistaken identity by the inspection experts. Yes it can be bad in basements and under old carpet in older structures but in a small confined shower it is just as likely to be a benign variety. Hysterics drives a lot of bad press and misidentification perpetuates propaganda. The black mold cleaning industry has had a great hand in this effort.

Here is a well written pedestrian treatise on the subject:
https://moldmanusa.com/the-truth-abo...hat-you-think/

So again I say, Fear not, bleach and carry on. Life needs to be lived.
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Thank for the clarification.
And to your request here is one of the sources I referenced: https://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm
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