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Old 11-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #16
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I'm no expert, but those four yellowish tiles suggest there have already been repairs. Then the floor tiles don't really match the wall tiles (at least that is not what I would have chose). Is it possible someone added another layer of tiles to the floor trying to cover other problems? If so, I'd say that shower is way past its expiration date.


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99% chance there is damage under the tile and mortar.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:26 PM   #18
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Okay, so this is the shower at an apartment you rent? Speaking as a landlord, I can assure you that "fixing" this shower is not your job. Also, the truth is that in order to fix it correctly, it is going to have to be completely torn out and replaced. Not only is that going to be expensive, it's almost certainly beyond your expertise.

If your landlord will not fix that shower - which apparently he feels no need to do - I'd strongly suggest you make the best of a bad situation. That includes cleaning it, and keeping it clean. Nothing more.

Get ahold of some Microban disinfectant/antibacterial/antifungal compound. It will do the job that bleach will NOT do. Mix it and use it as per directions. About 4 years ago I used this stuff in a house with a really bad mold problem. To this day there is no mold problem! It's going to set you back a few bucks (about $30 per gallon) but you'll get the results you need.

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I'm no expert, but those four yellowish tiles suggest there have already been repairs. Then the floor tiles don't really match the wall tiles (at least that is not what I would have chose). Is it possible someone added another layer of tiles to the floor trying to cover other problems? If so, I'd say that shower is way past its expiration date.

That shower has been past due for a loooooooooong time

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