While cleaning my sons bathroom,(It's on the lower level, so I never go in there-lol), I happened to glance up. Ceilings r @ 8 ft. high, so went 2 get my glasses. On the wall, right where it meets the ceiling,(above the tub/shower combo), was a line of tiny black specs. It ran about 3 ft. to the ajoining wall. Looked like mold. I got some cleaner & rubbed & it went away. Is this mold? From what? Never had anyhting like it before. Thanks.
Could be mold. What's above his bathroom? Could be a leakage trickling down? Is his bathroom vented? I'd wait to see if it returns, and if so, take some pictures and check w/ a mold specialist.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Froo Froo,
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Yes! This is normal that mold can be formed in wet place. Vacuum cleaners are used to remove water from surface and from walls it is effective in removing molds. Another way by which Mold can be removed by water and detergent.
By vent, do you mean a vent fan? If so, make sure that he's using it. We have the same problem on the ceiling of our shower. There is no vent fan in that bathroom, just a small window. But who wants to open the window in the middle of a Texas summer? Or an ice storm? It's a one story, so no plumbing above, just condensation from the shower. A clean sponge mop with a little bleach water has always worked for me.
Mold is a type of fungus, generally grows in wet conditions. It is very harmful for human beings. Like plants they grow and multiply. Mold grows in a wet place and needs a food source. Main sources of food are cloth, furniture, carpet etc. and it may grow on anything and anywhere. Keep your bathroom well ventilated so that no moisture will form. Hence, mold will not form.
If you think it's mold you may want to wipe the walls with bleach in order to kill the mold. Even a house cleaning product with bleach in it should be enough to kill it. But, be careful though because black mold in particular is very dangerous, you may need to hire a professional.