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Jordanrx7



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:20 pm    Post subject: Help identifying mold in shower Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,

I'm currently in a debate with my landlord with regard to what I suspect is an amount of mold growing in my shower that warrants clean-up and repair.

The affected area is the shower surround, which is oddly enough, made of linoleum flooring. 30% of the linoleum is discoloured, mostly appearing around the base of the surround, where it meets the tub. My hypothesis is that the mold is growing in the porous structure of the linoleum, fed by water that has seeped in past poorly applied caulk.

Check out this link for some photos I've taken. One photo shows a substantial area of discolour linoleum. The other two photo's show the underside of the linoleum in a discoloured area and in a normal coloured area. To me, the black residue on the back of cut-away of the discoloured linoleum is mold. What does everyone think?

http://community.webshots.com/album/549079890kUVVBS

**Note: you may need to cut and paste this link for it to work.

As well, has anyone ever heard and/or seen the use of linoleum as a shower/tub surround?

Any help is greatly appeciated.

Jordan
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Moldpro



Joined: 12 Mar 2003
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Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's sheet vinyl, not linoleum. What a cheap way to put up a shower surround. Its not made for that, and therefore is failing. I would support your theory that fungal contamination is causing the discoloration.

If your landlord does not want to have more extensive and costly repairs to do in the future, he would be well advised to put in a more sturdy shower surround.

I do not think it would pose any immediate health concern for you as a tenant at this point, but it will indeed lead to a more serious condition
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