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    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 15th May 18, 11:27 PM
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    Bathroom damp? Fungus!
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    • 15th May 18, 11:27 PM
    Bathroom damp? Fungus! 15th May 18 at 11:27 PM
    I've been in my topfloor apartment for 3 years. About that time, I had the old vinyl floor removed and tiled, and fresh splashback sink tiles and tiles from bath/shower to ceiling put in. Also a new powerful ceiling extractor since I don't have a window in the bathroom.

    A while ago, I noticed a small patch of black mould just outside the tiled shower area, where the chrome strip covers the edge of the tile, near to where the curved shower screen is.

    Now, I can't remember if this was an issue before the re-tiling was done?

    But everything seemed fine, sealed and flush at the time?

    The rubber under the shower screen needs replacing I guess, but I don't think that much/any water is getting under it, to the wall?

    Anyway, I've put filler into the area, but every few months, it needs doing again, Its a small few cm square area.

    Today, I noticed a single mushroom out of it?!

    So I guess it doesn't look good?

    Which tradesman do I call and what probably needs doing?
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    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 15th May 18, 11:41 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:41 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:41 PM
    I should add I own the property and not rent and it's leasehold
    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 15th May 18, 11:46 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:46 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:46 PM
    I'm getting quite worried having seen the mushroom

    Tomorrow I'm going to bleach the area. I'm.goung to try fit another rubber seal under the shower screen which I bought ages ago..but because the seal is straight and screen curved, it's a pain to bend and I end up giving up.

    Been reading horror stories about taking need replacing, wood need replacing

    Hoping it doesn't come to that.

    What shall I do once I've bleached and sealed?

    Do I watch and wait? Call management company? Sort myself by calling a plumber?

    The shower/bathroom area backs onto a storage cupboard in living room. There are no wiring/electric nearby
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    • By VfM4meplse 16th May 18, 7:26 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:26 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 7:26 AM
    In my limited experience, a single mushroom comes from a long term slow drip. Probably a worn seal as you say.
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    • moneysaverz83
    • By moneysaverz83 16th May 18, 5:42 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 5:42 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 5:42 PM
    I had a plumber round. He seemed in a rush. But said drill a few holes in the stud wall in the storage cupboard where it backs on to to let it dry out and put silicone seal where the shower screen is to stop water moving out of the bath area. He said short of moving toilet, shower etc round there's not much else. He said it appears to just be a small area, though didn't remove the bath tub panel to check underneath
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