Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Steamy Windows.....

Or should that be steamy bathroom! You’ve had a little peek at our very modern and luxurious(!) shower room, and you all know how much I love it – so much so that I want to replace it as soon as possible. In the meantime, in an effort to make it a little more sumptuous (who am I kidding?!) I decided to tackle the very attractive mould that has made the ceiling its home.

One of the more well thought out features of our wonderful shower room is that the shower enclosure goes from floor to ceiling, however…..and it’s a big however, the extractor fan is located on the opposite wall and crucially outside the shower. 

So once you’ve enjoyed a lovely hot shower, jumped out and shut the door behind you all the steam gets trapped inside and before you know it those friendly, little mould spores are rubbing their hands with glee at the lovely moist environment you’ve created. It also means we spend a lot of time propping the shower door open in an attempt to air it and halt the mould growth – but that’s another story!!

So you can see the need for OPERATION MOULD ELIMINATION!!! This was also the chance I had been waiting for to use my new steam cleaner. Two birds, one stone - brilliant!!

It was as simple as filling the steamer with a litre of water and turning it on – just like boiling a kettle! Then I could steam away to my heart’s content.

The steam did a great job eradicating the mould from the corner of the bathroom, but the mould directly above the shower was little more ‘hard core’, and eventually I found I was taking the paint off the ceiling! Not sure I'm ready for that stage yet!!.....

This weekend I’m going to have to implement mould elimination PLAN B!!
Has anyone else got a steam cleaner? What do you use yours for?

Sprout’s House

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