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    • Jem8472
    • By Jem8472 28th Dec 08, 11:31 PM
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    Grout turning orange
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    • 28th Dec 08, 11:31 PM
    Grout turning orange 28th Dec 08 at 11:31 PM
    Just wondering if anyone might be able to tell me why our grout is turning an orange colour.

    It is only where we actually shower so the rest is ok.

    When we moved in about 2 years ago I retiled the bathroom myself and it all went ok. So i dont think there is any problem with the grout.

    I think it is because of the shower gel etc that we use.
    Also is there anything to get rid of the colour? My gf has used different cleaning products but it does not work.
    Jeremy

    Married 9th May 2009
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    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 28th Dec 08, 11:35 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 11:35 PM
    According to my plumber it's due to iron in the water. I find this strange as I certainly don't remember seeing it when I was young.

    Still, I find it comes off if you use something like bathroom Flash.
    • zorber
    • By zorber 28th Dec 08, 11:35 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 11:35 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 11:35 PM
    Just wondering if anyone might be able to tell me why our grout is turning an orange colour.

    It is only where we actually shower so the rest is ok.

    When we moved in about 2 years ago I retiled the bathroom myself and it all went ok. So i dont think there is any problem with the grout.

    I think it is because of the shower gel etc that we use.
    Also is there anything to get rid of the colour? My gf has used different cleaning products but it does not work.
    Originally posted by Jem8472
    We get this with our shower and i use domestos every so often and it bleaches the grout white again.
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  • vivaladiva
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    • 28th Dec 08, 11:36 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 11:36 PM
    It's probably some kind of mould. Dettox Mould and Mildew Remover will shift it. The bottom of our shower curtain goes orange too - it's not at all attractive and we have to replace the shower curtain regularly.
    I have plenty of willpower - it's won't power I need.
    • jennifernil
    • By jennifernil 28th Dec 08, 11:56 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 11:56 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 11:56 PM
    I find washing the shower curtain on 60 degrees gets it clean again.
    • Steve_xx
    • By Steve_xx 29th Dec 08, 12:34 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 12:34 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 12:34 AM
    It's a fungal spore and the easiest solution for it is good old-fashioned thick bleach.
  • Mr Warren
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    • 29th Dec 08, 10:22 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 10:22 AM
    The orange deposits are ....body fats and therefore your own filth. The shower area can be sparayed with special bleach based product. We use Dettol in a green spray. Works great and smells beautiful (if you like bleach).
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    • 29th Dec 08, 10:24 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 10:24 AM
    PS: for the shower curtain, it's the same. A good wash at 60c with bleach brings it back to normal (we do this for our shower as it was made by hand as commercially available curtains were too short).
    • jinnywren
    • By jinnywren 29th Dec 08, 12:22 PM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 12:22 PM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 12:22 PM
    Use Cillit Bang. Brill stuff for cleaning shower & glass screen. Only thing effective for me but make sure to ventilate well when using.
    • Jem8472
    • By Jem8472 29th Dec 08, 12:43 PM
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    thanks for all the answers
    Jeremy

    Married 9th May 2009
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    i spray mine with a sterilising fluid (milton or other) which is a kind of bleach....
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