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We live in Devon where it rains for six days and really pours on the seventh or so it seems. Our home has major condensation problems du to the amount of moisture in the air. This can lead to very ugly mould patches around the windows. They are also I believe could be hazardous to our health so as a part of my cleaning routine when I see them I get rid of them as soon as they form. Since finding this product and adjusting my lifestyle - I no longer have to clean it up as much as I used to. Quite simply it works - you simply spray it on, leave it and then wipe it off and the mould and condensation comes with it. It smell very strongly of bleach, so please take proper precautions as otherwise it will make your eyes run and you can feel it in your nose and throat. It is really that strong. I suggest you wear a mask and ventilate the area thoroughly before, after and during use to protect yourself and thick, household gloves are a must. After using the product you will notice that the mould has just gone but if you have used it on a painted area there is a good chance that the bleach based formula could stain the area and or take the colour out - so please test somewhere inconspicuously first if you are using this on items of high value to you. It will also (I found) bleach clothes. Be careful and respectful of this product, use it properly and it will work for you.
The last house that I lived in had major damp problems. Half of the bedroom was underground and a builder that came round said that the necessary damp cause lining had not been put in the property. As a result early on whilst living there we notice damp problems and smells. The first think we did was air the property and buy this Dettol Mould and Mildew remover. This was literally the only mould remover that our local Tesco''s sold and so I have no idea if this is expensive or cheap in comparison to others. The product itself was very easy to use. You pretty much just spray, rub, and rinse and you would in most normal cleaning situations. The product smells quite strong so any asthma suffers should beware of this. It also contains bleach so you need to be careful of in coming in contact with clothes and skin. I found that initially this product worked well. It gets rid of any surface mould quickly and efficiently. As our damp problem in our house progressed though this product just was not strong enough. The walls were stained and ruined by our damp problem. In the end I invested in some stronger mould killer that I bought on Ebay which seemed industrial strength and cost about 4 times as much as this one, but it worked. Overall I would say that this product would work for anyone with a reasonable about of mould of mildew but more is require if you have an extreme case.
In my little flat I have a constant problem with mould and mildew in the bathroom and in the bedroom as the shower is against the bedroom wall on the other side. It drives me nuts having to clean it so I made my life easier with this product.
The bathroom has a fan that doesnt work well, and no window to the outside, therefore the mould builds up around the bathtub pretty quickly and scrubbing doesnt remove it. This spray by dettol is so strong you just spray it all over the affected areas, leave it for around 20minutes, go back and wash it away with the shower hose and the mould just falls off. I thought it might also remove the sealant or tile pattern but it hasnt and works really well every time.
In the bedroom as it is ontop of paint I spray a bit into a bucket, add some hot water, and then put my rubber gloves on and wash the mould area with a sponge. This removes it gently without the paint coming off. I then wash it with normal water and this makes it stay away and removes the smell for about a week. Even though its a very small area of wall it does stink of damp!
The smell of this product is very strong, it contains active bleach and so you must not get it on your bare skin or it itches like mad. Also if you spray in a room with no air flow coming through, it will make you feel very woozy and high so make sure once you have sprayed it to leave the room and when you come back make sure theres some air coming from somewhere. I usually open my front door which is next to the bathroom.
It says not to use on certain surfaces but I have used it on a lot of surfaces and as long as you dont use it neat on paint then it will be fine.
This costs around £2.49 in Asda at the moment, I have tried the Daisy version of this in my downgrade challenge and it is useless.
I found Dettol Mould & Mildew Remover while browsing through the cleaning products on Tesco online. Priced at £3, it was a bit more expensive than the average cleaning spray, so it seemed like it would be a "special" product, one of those things you only use once in a while, like drain unblocker.
Anyway, having recently thought that the tiles around our bath were looking like they needed a really good clean, I decided to give the Mould & Mildew Remover a go. It comes in a bright green standard spray bottle. The instructions say to spray on the area to be cleaned from about 20cm away, and leave for a maximum of 5 minutes before wiping clean and rinsing thoroughly.
It does say to test on a small unobtrusive patch first, but I couldn't be bothered...living dangerously I know. The instructions also told me that it wasn't for use on rubber, which I suspected might include that rubbery sealant stuff around the top of the bath. As I had noticed some black spots on this, I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't for use on that.
The first time I used the Mould & Mildew Remover, I decided to use it on the lower, easier to reach tiles - I struggle to reach the ones right up at the ceiling, so decided not to do them first time in case the stuff didn't work and it was a wasted effort. Anyway, I thoroughly covered the tiles and grouting in spray, and left it to do its work for 5 minutes.
I should point out that as the spray is liquid rather than foam or anything which would stay in place, it is almost impossible to keep it off the rubbery sealant as it runs down the tiles. I was a bit concerned that it might actually damage the sealant as the bottle said it wasn't suitable for use on rubber, but there was no damage at all.
The spray has a very strong smell, almost chlorine-like - it certainly made me think of swimming, Concentrated in a small room, it is very very strong.
After the 5 minutes were up, I took a damp sponge and started wiping the spray off the tiles. Straight away I could see it was making a difference, but it was only once I had thoroughly rinsed the tiles with the shower that I saw the full effect. I hadn't even realised just how bad the grouting between the tiles was until half was clean and the top half wasn't - the Mould & Mildew Remover had made the grouting completely white again, whereas before it had been slightly orangey-pink. I was amazed at what a difference the spray had made - it really worked. I've since used it again on the tiles I didn't clean first tme, and it had the same effect on them; our tiles and grouting are now sparkly white again. Sadly it had no cleaning effect on the rubber sealant, but that was to be expected given that the bottle said it wasn't suitable for use there.
For £3, this Dettol Mould & Mildew Remover is a real bargain if you need to clean discoloured tiles and grouting. I was really surprised just how well it worked.
I live in a rented property and our bathroom is newly furnished with white tiling. After a few months, I noticed mildew starting to appear inbetween the tiles so duly started scrubbing with various cleaners in the hope of bringing them up sparking white again. No matter what I tried, nothing seemed to work!
After doing some internet research (thanks Dooyoo!) I noticed this product repeatedly had rave reviews so thought I would give it a try. (the no scrub promise was a big factor as well) I couldn't find it in the smaller supermarket chains but managed to track it down in a large branch of Tesco, the fact that it's packaged bright green really helps it stand out on the shelf!
I purchased it for around £3 and immediately tried it out when I got home. The white and red nozzle makes it easy to grip and use but as it's a clear spray you don't realise how much you are using so I give each tile a decent squirt. Easy enough I thought at the time, however after a few minutes the smell became extremely strong, I opened a window but really I should have done this at the start! I would also recommend covering your nose and mouth if you can because all I could smell afterwards was bleach and I swear I could smell it lingering on my clothes also. It's toxic stuff so be careful!
After spraying the tiles I left the product to do it's work only to re-appear and find that all the mildew had gone. Seriously. The tiles were white again apart from the odd mark here and there, all I had to do was rinse the tiles to get rid of lingering traces of the product! Easy! The bathroom stank of the swimming baths afterwards but the tiles looked great!
However, next time I came to use the product I used it more sparingly on the tiles which needed it rather than spraying it everywhere and I also opened a window before starting which helped with the smell.
Overall though I was very pleased, a gem of a product and hardly any effort required on my part! Good value for the price as you only need a few squirts and it will last me a good few months.
Says on the packaging that this product is suitable for Chrome & stainless steel, Formica & plastics, Ceramic basins & toilets, Acrylic bath tubs & showers, Glazed ceramic tiles & white grouting.
Dettol Mould & Mildew Remover is in my opinion, a great product from the Dettol range again. For a 750ml plastic bottle it costs around £1.65 from all supermarkets and smaller retailers. You may be able to get it cheaper at Poundshops. The bottle is strong and sturdy and easy to keep hold of even with wet hands.
It comes in a bright green spray bottle with nozzle and on / off catch which is really handy and works very well.
It is very easy to get a good aim and the solution comes out with a fast blast.
I personally find there is no need for a lot of scrubbing as just leave it for about five minutes and the mould and mildew will very easily just wipe away, it is as simple as that.
You can use this on baths, sinks, ceramic tiles, white grout (NOT coloured though) and chrome. It really does what it says and makes things look brand new, fresh and clean again.
It is quite harsh on the skin though I find, but maybe that is due to me having sensitive skin and can be drying so take care to wear rubber gloves at all times when using this just to be on the safe side.
The smell is very very strong of bleach and it is wise to use this in a well ventilated area and open doors and windows and remove animals as well, as the smell is overpowering.
Once dried and cleaned off though, the smell will quickly disappear.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I live in a new build apartment but we still get really bad mould and mildew forming around the windows even though we have double glazing. This is especially bad in the winter months when the weather is cold and damp. At first I was not really sure what would remove it so tried a few cleaning products but they didn't seem to remove all of the mould and mildew. Then on a trip to Tesco one day I spotted the Dettol mould and mildew remover spray so though it would be worth a try.
A 750ml of Dettol mould and mildew remover at Tesco currently costs £2.90. This may seem like it is quite expensive but a little does go a long way and a bottle can easily last me a year.
The mould and mildew remover comes in a trigger spray bottle. The bottle itself is bright green and has a white and red trigger spray top. On the front of the bottle it states that the mould and mildew remover kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and that there is no need to scrub as it contains active bleach. On the back of the bottle you can find details of how to use the mould and mildew remover and what surfaces you can use it on.
The mould and mildew remover contains a powerful bleach which says it removes even ingrained mould and mildew with no need to scrub. You can use the spray on the following surfaces:
- Chrome & stainless steel
- Formica & plastics
- Ceramic basins & toilets
- Acrylics bath tubs & showers
- Glazed ceramic tiles & white grouting
To use the mould and mildew remover you need to turn the red nozzle on the bottle to the 'on' position. You then need to spray the mould and mildew remover on the affected surface from a distance of 20-25ml away. You then need to leave the spray to work for around 5 minutes to work, then wipe away the residue and rinse the surface. It is recommended that you test a small area of the surface before to ensure that there is no reaction. I have used this spray on a variety of surfaces around my home and have not yet experienced any adverse reactions. Although you do need to be very careful with this product around fabrics as it contains bleach. Also it is advisable to wear gloves so that the bleach and chemicals do not affect your skin and to remember to turn the nozzel to the 'off' position after use.
I have been very impressed with this mould and mildew remover, I often get mould and mildew around my window frames in the winter months and sometimes around my bath sealant. I simply spray the product on the surface as instructed, even after a minute you notice that the mould and mildew seems to be melting away. After a few minutes you wipe the product off and there is no trace at all of any mould and mildew at all. Like it states on the bottle there is no need at all to scrub the mould and mildew simply wipes away. Also I do notice that it seems to keep the mould and mildew at bay for quite some time after use, this must be because it kills the bacteria that makes it form. I think this product is wonderful it is so quick and easy to use and gives fantastic results every time.
A bottle of Dettol Mould and Mildew remover always lives in my bathroom cupboard with my household cleaning supplies and has done for a number of years since I moved to my current house. Unfortunately the back of my house faces north and with poor ventilation we have had problems with mildew growing in winter time on our bathroom and bedroom ceilings above the windows in this part of the house. The only way that I have found to keep this under control and not to look absolutely disgusting is by using the mould and mildew cleaner to wipe any black marking away from the ceilings and tops of the walls.
The mould and mildew remover comes in a bright light green spray bottle with a white lid and red trigger handle, so stands out visibly on a supermarket shelf. The red spray nozzle rotates with a relatively stiff turn, which would be hard for people with a loss of dexterity or strength of finger grip, through 180 degrees to allow the container to be sealed off and not inadvertently sprayed. This is an excellent safety device for small children as the contents are highly toxic and could cause harm if sprayed on the skin or eyes. A small warning label advises that the skin should be washed if the product comes into contact with it. On and off are embossed onto the nozzle but as they are also red I found that I was really peering quite hard to check that my bottle was turned to off.
The label has a large Dettol logo on the front. Dettol is a brand that I have grown up with and trust to provide excellent anti bacterial and cleaning properties, so I always feel secure if I buy one of their products. Although relatively expensive at £2.55 for a 750ml bottle from Tesco, I do know that it is money well spent. No product can ever claim to be able to exclude all bacteria and viruses as these are constantly able to modify themselves, but Dettol do claim that this product will kill 99.9% of them which is a pretty strong claim, and one that I obviously have no way of knowing how accurate it is. The label also advises that there is no need to scrub and that the product contains active bleach.
On the rear of the bottle there is a multitude of information which I won't repeat. Some of the more useful facts provided however are that it is suitable for use on chrome and stainless steel, formica and plastics, ceramic basins and toilets, acrylic bath and showers and glazed ceramic tiles and white grout. It should not be used on old or damaged surfaces, coloured grouts, rubber, unglazed tiles, enamel and painted, varnished and gold plated surfaces, wood and laminate floors, textiles and carpets, linoleum, polyamide and polycarbonate plastics (what are they?)
**Surfaces that I've used this on**
Oh dear - I've done it all wrong! It's a good job I didn't read all of that info on the label before I started using the mould and mildew remover or I'd never have benefitted from its ability to clean my walls and ceilings.
My bathroom ceiling is artexed and painted with a white Dulux kitchen and bathroom paint. In winter unsightly black mildew develops in the area above the shower and sink. On average every two weeks as this begins to build up I spray the area with the remover. I have not noticed any deterioration in the surface of this type of paint with regular use, although we do usually apply a fresh coat of paint every couple of years to remove any really stubborn marks that have remained.
In the bedrooms we have Dulux soft sheen paint. With hindsight I can see that the bleach has affected the paint surface, although it has made a pretty good job of removing the mildew. The paint has crackled in some places and it then becomes less easy to remove any marks and we have had to give it a complete sand down and repaint this spring. I had assumed that it was the moisture causing the crackling effect, but now reading these warnings, I fear it may be that this product is just too strong. There has been no discolouring of the paint however and I would prefer to have the crackles developing than to have awful black grime growing which I really wouldn't want to look at or sleep with the spores that must be produced.
The other surfaces that I regularly use this on are my glazed tiles and white grout (thank goodness I'm legitimately allowed to use it on these) that surround my bath and shower. Over time I find that an orangey pink kind of mould can develop in the grouting so when cleaning I spray them with the Dettol substance. All trace of this mould is removed by doing this. I've also used it on my white plastic shower control box and the spray is able to get into all of the little nooks and crannies and clean this effectively. It does not get rid of marks caused by calcium deposits however, which is a pain, but then it doesn't claim to.
**Using the mould and mildew remover**
The first point on the instructions is to wear gloves. Now I've never been good at doing this, but my hands are starting to show too many signs of ageing, so I'm now paying the price of having ignored this advice and have started to wear gloves. I would therefore strongly endorse this advice and always wear gloves as this is a strong product, even though it has caused no rashes or other skin irritation for me. It recommends testing on a surface and leaving for 3 minutes, just to check that there are no adverse problems. I then spray the product using the trigger from a distance of 20 - 25cm, liberally all over the required area and then leave to do its work for a maximum of 5 minutes, often less as I am too impatient to wait! This is where you see the miracle occurring. Surfaces return to their natural colour and all sign of those manky spores disappear. As it claims on the label there really is no need to scrub. I just give a gentle wipe over with as damp cloth to remove any residue - so easy! If I've sprayed the ceiling I also have to wipe the surfaces below as it does tend to drip. If these areas were directly above flooring I would suggest covering this just in case you get some white bleach spots. Luckily mine just drops onto the bath or window sill, so has caused no problems. I do also ensure that I'm not wearing my best clothes, just in case.
There is one area of concern that I have when using this cleaner and that is that I do notice some short term irritancy with my eyes and chest. My eyes always feel slightly prickly when I have been spraying this; even though I am spraying it in completely the opposite direction to my eyes, a fine mist develops which means that a small amount does come into contact with my eyes. I also find that I inhale some. Although I don't suffer from asthma I do seem to have a particularly sensitive respiratory system, so this may not be an issue for other people and it doesn't seem to cause my husband any concerns. I find that my throat constricts and it becomes a little harder to take a deep breath. I would recommend that asthma sufferers are very careful when using this. I probably make this worse when I spray the ceiling as the mist drops down and if the mildew has become particularly bad and needs more than a small spray I will ask my husband to do it. Obviously Dettol do not recommend that it is used in this way at all, so it is not a fault of the product. In summer I've only sprayed my tiles and I still have these side effects, but they fully wear off within a couple of minutes for my eyes and twenty minutes for my chest.
The good news is that my husband has at long last got around to ventilating our loft this year, so maybe this will be an issue of the past and only the tiles will need occasional attention.
This review also appears on ciao under the same user name.
Most bathrooms will get a build up of mould on the walls and ceilings after a while. It's unavoidable. I used to spend ages trying to wipe it all off with a sponge and bathroom cleaner, but even though it got the surface mould off, it always left black stains that just would not shift. Then I found this stuff, so thought I'd give it a go and see whether it was any good.
The cleaner comes in an easy-to-use plastic bottle with a trigger spray that you can turn on and off. I found it sprayed easily without getting jammed. The liquid inside has a very strong smell of bleach. You have to use it in a well-ventilated area and avoid breathing in the mist. It really is very strong! All you do is give the nozzle a twist to turn it on, then give the area you need to clean a couple of sprays, keeping the bottle upright, and wait no longer than five minutes. You can actually see the mould disappear as it works. If any spots remain, give another couple of sprays till it's all gone, then wipe off with water and allow to dry. Keep the window open for a while afterwards to allow the smell to dissipate. I found that once you used this spray, the mould took ages to return. The spray means that you can reach places on ceilings without the need to climb onto something in order to get high enough.
One word of warning....wear old clothes when you use this stuff as if you get any of the spray on you (if you are spraying above you, drops will fall onto your clothes) it will remove colour from fabric. I ruined a good cardigan the first time I used it!
It goes without saying that you must not spray this stuff towards you or get any in your eyes and also keep well away from children! Wear rubber gloves too as it will irritate your skin.
The sprays is good for surfaces such as: Chrome & stainless steel, formica & plastics, ceramic basins & toilets, acrylic bath tubs & showers, glazed ceramic tiles & white grouting.
You cannot use it on: Old or damaged surfaces, coloured grouts, rubber, unglazed tiles, enamel, painted, varnished & gold-plated surfaces, wood & laminate floors, textiles & carpets, linoleum, polyamide & polycarbonate plastics.
If you use this spray in the kitchen, please make sure it doesn't get onto food or utensils. Do not empty it down the sink either, as it will contaminate the drains. Obviously keep it well away from pets too.
The ingredients in this spray are: 5% Nonionic Surfactant, Disinfectant (Sodium Hypochlorite 2.59% w/w), Perfume.
Not sure what they mean about perfume though.....it really smells horrible!
At least it does the job though. My bathroom looks almost brand new when I've used this stuff! A bottle lasts ages too, so well worth the £2.91 I paid!
I've since used Dettol Mould and Mildew Remover in other rooms. My son's bedroom got mould on the ceiling from condensation in the winter and it got rid of it in five minutes. I made sure I covered all his bed with old towels to prevent his bedding from getting ruined from the droplets.
I can thoroughly recommend this mould remover. It gets the job done quicly and effectively.
After googling for some methods to get the grout white i found someone recommending the dettol antibacterial mould and mildew spray. I bought some probably 6years ago when we moved in this house but never used it but recalled having it at the back of the cupboard. So its a bright green 500ml trigger spray bottle, like the usual spray cleaners. Priced at 2.53 in asda for a bigger bottle of 750ml.
The product contains active bleach so recommends gloves. I have just been trigger happy in the bathroom on the grout and its great stuff. You spray it on and leave for 3-5 minutes then wipe away as per directions. Personally as i was concentrating on the grout i used a toothbrush. It has bought black marks off that neat bleach failed too. Also because our bathroom is poor ventilated we get this orange type stuff i believe is some type of fungus /bacteria and it too that straight off the grout too.
The downside - it is very strong smelling, i've gone the bath and had to come out of the bathroom a bit to let the smell go as its getting to the back of my throat and hurting my chest. So if you have a mask i would advise using it. It has done a fab done of cleaning the grout and the tiles and i think from now on it will play a better part in the cleaning instead of being sat in the back of the cupboard.
I have been looking for a product to buy which will remove the slight build up of mould behind my bath taps, this is something that has been there since we moved into the house, and I was really hoping that I was not going to have to cut all of the old sealer out and replace it with new. So when I say Dettol Mould & Mildew Remover on offer in my local Tesco I decided to give it a try, by reading the back of the bottle it seemed ideal for what I wanted, convinced this was going to be the perfect product to sort out my bath seal I brought a bottle.
The Dettol Mould & Mildew Remover comes in a bright green plastic bottle, the bottle is shaped so that it is thinner at the top compared to the bottom making it the perfect shape to grip whilst cleaning. It has a label stuck on the front and back of the bottle, shaped to match the shape of the bottle. The label has the the Dettol logo in the centre of it which consists of a large green circle with a sword going through it and the word Dettol written across the middle of it in blue letters. The background of the label is made up of what looks like a shiny tiled floor, presumably a floor cleaned with Dettol Mould & Mildew Remover. Just below the Dettol logo is a small green oval shape with the words Anti-Bacterial written across it in white writing, and just below this in larger yellow lettering it says Mould & Mildew Remover. Right at the bottom of the label are the words Complete Clean these are written in a combination of red and orange letters. The label really is quite colourful and makes it stand out on the shelf, as does the bright green plastic bottle which is what drew me to this product and made me pick it up and look at it. The same shaped label is also on the back of the bottle, this is covered in much smaller green and blue writing which really stands out against the white background, the information on the back of the label includes directions of use, areas the product can be used in and various warnings about the product, all the standard information you would find on the packaging of a product like this. The bottle has a white plastic spray top to it which releases the product when the trigger is pressed, the cleaner is not released in a mist but in a way that makes it easy to direct it onto the effected area, although with the liquid being clear it can be a little hard to see where you have sprayed.
Dettol Mould & Mildew remover is a cleaner which contains powerful bleach which is designed to removed ground in mould and mildew and also kills 99.9% of germs, the bottle also claims that the active bleach contained within this product reduces the need to scrub. This product can be used on a variety of surfaces around the home including
Ceramic basins and toilets
Acrylic bath tubs and showers
Glazed ceramic tiles and white grouting
As well as the many surfaces that this product can be used on there are also a variety of surfaces which Dettol Mould & Mildew Remover cannot be used on, and these include
Old or damaged surfaces
Painted, Varnished or gold plated surfaces
Wood and laminate floors
Textile and carpets
It really is important to check the label before you use this product on a particular surface to make sure it is suitable, and before using the product it is worth testing it on a small unnoticeable area first especially if you are unsure about whether to use the product or not, meaning that should it not be suitable you have not covered the entire surface in the cleaner.
How To Use
The directions of use really are very simple, you just spray the product on to the effected are 20-25cm away, leave it to work for a maximum of 5 minutes, it should not be left any longer than thing, then simply wipe clean making sure you rinse the area thoroughly. The one thing I did notice as soon as I sprayed the product was the smell, it was not unpleasant but it smelt rather strongly of bleach, personally I did not mind this but for those who do not like the smell of bleach this could be a problem, the smell also lingered for quite a while afterwards, I had a bath a good 2 or 3 hours after using the product and when I went in the bathroom I could still smell the bleach smell of the Dettol. The fragrance of this Dettol is nothing like the Dettol products I have used in the past
I followed the instructions on the back of the bottle, and even though I was tempted to wipe the area to see if it had worked after a couple of minutes I waited the full 5 as instructed. I used a damp sponge to wipe the areas I had sprayed as it did say there was no need to scrub, I was very disappointed to see that the spray had made no difference at all, after wiping at it a few times I resorted to using the scourer side of the sponge gentle over the area but again it had very little effect, I think it did remove a couple of smaller areas of mould from the seal but that was it after I had fully rinsed the area and rubbed at it, it still looked pretty much the same as when I started. Needless to say I was very disappointed with the Dettol Mould & Mildew Cleaner, I am planning to try it on my bathroom tile grout as a general cleaner, really just to use it up, our bathroom is fully tiled all the way around so I am hoping that the Dettol will work as a good cleaner for the grout keeping it looking nice and white, but going on the experience I had with the bath seal I'm not holding out a lot of hope.
I brought my Dettol Mould & Mildew Cleaner from my local Tesco and when I bought it it was on offer for £2.00, when being sold at full price it is £2.55 this is for a 750ml bottle. Personally I do not really think it is worth the money, for me the product did not really work so actually ended up being a bit of a waste of money, although I will try to use it else where rather than throw it away. I think the price is good for the size bottle you get, but only if it actually works for what you want it to, which unfortunately in my case it did not.
Overall I do not think I would recommend this product, the idea of the product is very good, shame it doesn't work which in my case it didn't. I liked the bleach smell it had to it, although a little strong it did leave the room smelling clean and fresh, you could clearly smell that the room had been cleaned, however I was very disappointed that it didn't work. I would not actually buy this product in the future, whilst personally I would not recommend Dettol Mould & Mildew, this product might work for somebody else in a different situation, really I think this is one you need to try out for yourself as it may be more successful of different areas.
We've just moved into a new house. I wanted to give the place a thorough clean over before we moved in so, whilst i left my OH back packing stuff i went over with new keys today to give it a clean. I went to wilkinson to raid the cleaning aisle. One product i realised i needed from the viewings was something to remove limescale and grime in the kitchen and bathroom. There were various products mostly offering the same promises, but decided with dettol because its generally a trusted product for household hygiene. I remember my mum using the old dettol disinfectant when i was younger!
Anyhow, this is dettol mould and mildrew remover and it comes in a bright green plastic 750ml bottle and cost around £2.50. Its promises to remove general kitchen and bathroom grime and kill 99.9% of germs.
I first attacked the kitchen. The surfaces though generally clean had some grime inbetween the tiles. I followed the instructions and gave the offending areas a spray from a couple of inches. I then left it to act as instructed for a few minutes as i then attacked the sink. The sink had some watermarks around the waste pipes and water level. This was no match for dettol. A quick spray and a wipe with a warm damp cloth remove the marks in no time and returned the shinnyness. I then returned to the tiled with my scourer cloth and after a little encouragement found the grime beginnig to give way quite effectively. I alos gave the oven top a clean over, though this was actually quite clean to begin with.
I then turned my attention to the bathrooms. The shower base in the main bathroom had a lot of grime. I don't know if the previous owner cleaned it well before they moved but it definitely needed attention. I again gave it a spray and left it to loosen the grime. It sort of fizzes on the grime i've noticed. In the meantime i gave the washbasin and bath a spray and wipe in a similar manor to the kitchen sink. It left the ceramic sprakling after rinsing. I retuned to the shower basin and got to work. As per usual when cleaning the shower i got water all over me so i've learned to wear my rags when using a bleach based product! After some encouragement the grime began to shift and after a spray with the shower heaf left the shower clean. I also used it on the tiles. I also used it to clean over the loo surfaces too. With it killing germs i was content in using this to wipe over the cistern, flush, seat and the bottom to get rid of any nasty germs.
Overall i was very happy with the result of this product. It works wonders in both the kitchen and bathroom. I still have over the bottle left which not bad going i think after my vigurous cleaning session today. The only caution i have is the very strong bleachy smell. Not overly surprising seeing as its a cleaning product but the fumes can be quite overpowering especially when used in confined spaces like the shower so i'd recommend opening the windows to allow as much ventilation as possible. Other than this produvt is great to leave your surfaces spotlessly clean.
I will seriously look at this product and check the ingredients compared to ordinary strong bleach. I am a bit concerned that these reviews sound a bit like marketing people's comments and not straight forward consumers.
My house is very damp, as it wasn't built to be double glazed and insulated. The condensation from the clothes dryer, drying clothes on the radiator, showering and cooking made all the rooms upstairs to have a kind of black mould coming down from the ceiling to about halfway down the walls.
My uncle first found this product and brought it round on a visit. He sprayed the bathroom walls and ceilings with Dettol Mould and Mildew Remover and very soon the mould was nearly gone, it just needed one further treatment, which my husband did the following day and it was gone, Since then we've had extractor fans fitted and haven't needed to retreat the bathroom but we have the other rooms which don't have extractor fans in.
The bottle is a very bright green; this colour isn't that distinctive when in the cleaning aisle of the supermarket so that in itself doesn't help you quickly find the product. The label sports a large green globe with Dettol written clearly within it, printed underneath this is Anti-Bacterial Mould and Mildew Remover, Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. This makes it a little easier to find but it still doesn't stand out so you have to stop and look rather than just grabbing on the way past. It's a spray action lid making it very easy to apply.
When I say scent what I mean is smell, it contains bleach and you can smell this instantly, we do the whole of the upstairs in one sweep so our house does smell like a swimming pool for the day but with the windows open it clears within the day so you can breath easily when you go to bed. Not a good thing for asthma sufferers though, my Mum struggles to breath if this has been used recently.
The cost and availability
I've only been able to find it in two local shops, both supermarkets, and they don't stock it in every branch. The two bottles I've bought were £2.99 and £2.49 both were 750ml.
As I've mentioned already it doesn't take long to work and bad cases may need more than one application but having tried many different alternatives over the last five years it is the best on the market, you just have to ignore the smell. You don't have to do anything other than spray, simples. I've used one and a bit bottles and that's treating all our outside walls upstairs and the edges of the ceiling about once every six weeks since Christmas so it is definitely good value for money.
Mould and Damp are not the most interesting topic to review but It's also one of the most annoying to clean when you have them in your household. Condensation was the main cause but few ways to reduce is good ventilation and Dettol antibacterial mould and mildew remover. It's definitely a helping hand for me when dealing with moulds and it absolutely make a difference.
This comes in a lime green spray bottle with it's logo( sword through the dettol name). The labelling has a peel off stickers on the front and back that includes brand details,directions and warnings. It has a white spray with a red nozzle to turn it on and off. The actual plastic bottle was made in good quality, the nozzle does'nt easily break like other brand I tried.
This is my main concern, It has a very unpleasant strong, over powering smell. It remained for several hours so I usually open all the windows and prefer to use it when the children were not around.
Chrome, stainless steel, ceramic tiles, white grouting, Formica and plastics, acrylic baths and showers and ceramic basins and toilets.
Make sure to be aware where can you only use the product to avoid any inconvenience or damages.
Hot or damaged surfaces, coloured grouting, rubber, metals, unglazed ceramic tiles, enamel, painted or treated varnished wood, laminate flooring, carpets and linoleum.
The product contains substances which are known to be hazardous to the environment.
Do not contaminate ground waterbodies or watercourses with chemicals or used container.
If swallowed seek medical advice immediately and show the label or container.
Wash any contamination from skin or eyes immediately.
Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuff.
Keep out of the reach of children.
I've been using this brand for many years and really proven it's toughness when it comes to mould and mildew. I actually first discovered them when we used to rent a flat that had a big problem with moulds, it's everywhere, even the new paint can't deal with it then we discovered this brand and was very impressed. We then moved to another place but until then it's the only brand we trust with moulds and mildew. Now we oftenly use it in cleaning bathrooms and toilet were they normally build up. Many brands out there were advertised to be good in dealing with damp but this one excel in getting rid of both mould and mildew, all you need is to be prepared to deal with a strong bleach smell and a minimum effort of turning the nozzle onto the on position, spray onto the affected area then left it for 5 minutes then wiped it with a cloth then expect the horrible mould wiped away. There's no need to scrub and it kills bacteria. It's certainly much more expensive than any other brand but a much better value with excellent result.
Thank you for reading ;-D
Available in a 500ml trigger dispenser / For use on chrome, stainless steel, tiles, ceramic basins, PVC window frames, enamel, formica, acrylic bathtubs and most types of plastic / Contains an antimicrobial agent that removes stains caused by ingrained mould.