I was surprised! It does work! Just need to leave it for abut 5 minutes and the mould will be gone. You do need to be careful, because it is toxic, smelly and if it gets into your hands they can get a bit itchy. An easy-to-use product at an affordable price!
I would just like to point out that this product has now changed it's name back to Dettol.
I would like to talk about mould and damp, I know it's not a popular topic or a particularly interesting one but it is one that seems to crop in my life a lot! You see I think it follows me, now before you call for the straight jacket or strong medication (I'm already on that!) I will tell you briefly why.
When the other half and I first started living together we rented a 1 bedroom flat that was quite cute after about 3 months I noticed so damp patches in the bathroom and on some walls. So I informed the landlord his solution was to paint over them! Because I was also pregnant we decided to rent somewhere bigger and found a perfect cheap flat near everything we needed. So I thought I had escaped the damp and mould, How naïve I was! This flat was worse and I spent 6 years yes 6 in a bleach filled haze to the point as the boys grew up they were used to the eyes watering every time they went to the toilet! I think I tried every product on the market and it got to the point where I refused to let anyone in the flat except my lot! So we finally managed to buy our nice house and I was in my element, it had central heating and double-glazing and NO mould or damp. Or so I thought, 4 weeks a go I noticed a nice damp patch behind the loo and also the grouting in the bath had started to turn black in parts. The boys started to shake and the other half was ready with the gas masks but I decided to try this product first!
A BIT ABOUT DETTOL
In 1929 Albert Reckitt a manufacturer based in Hull and Dr Reynolds a bacteriologist started researching a disinfectant and they came up with the still popular Dettol antiseptic disinfectant. The product was trialled for a 2-year period at the Queen Charlottes maternity hospital in London. After the trial it was recorded that the disinfectant cut deaths from childbirth fever by 50%. This was the start of a long and established relationship between dettol and the medical profession and very soon after that was just as popular in homes up and down the country.
This is the usual trigger spray bottle; the bottle itself is lime green with the well-known dettol logo you know the one with the sword through the dettol name. It also has peel off stickers front and back with the product name, directions and warnings. The top of the spray is white and the actual trigger is red. You have to turn the nozzle to the on bit and then turn it again when finished to off. These really bug me as I always try to use it when the spray is set on off and then I turn it on and it usually sprays out quick all over my fingers!
SURFACES TO USE ON
Ok for the pretence of this review I will assume that you are all not like me and actually do check this first!
It is suitable for: chrome, stainless steel, ceramic tiles, white grouting, Formica and plastics, acrylic baths and showers and ceramic basins and toilets.
It is not suitable for: Hot surfaces, coloured grouting, rubber, unglazed tiles, enamel, painted surfaces or wood, laminate flooring, carpets and lino.
Basically the usual with this kind of product: Keep away from little monsters, use in well ventilated areas, rinse immediately if you get in your eyes, wear rubber gloves when using, keep away from food, do not swallow!, keep away from fish tanks and do not smoke while using.
This product does contain a powerful bleach formula so will smell very strong.
It does say to test a small patch of the area you are going to use this on first and of course I just piled straight in there, one day that approach will seriously back fire on me!
So on with the rubber gloves and away I sprayed after warning the boys that the bathroom was out of action for a while! For the first time in ages I had the bathroom to myself, it may of stunk of bleach but hey beggars can't be choosers! Sorry back to the product, the directions state to spray it on about 20cm away and leave it on the area for about 5 minutes. I sprayed behind the loo and the grouting on the bath and waited the 5 minutes. To be honest I really didn't expect it to work and after the 5 minutes I rinsed it off and the wiped it over with a cloth and was really surprised the black on the grouting which was quite ingrained black had turned a very light grey and the patch behind the loo had gone completely. I used it again on the grouting the next day and now it has really paled I can't say it has gone completely but it is so much better and the patch behind the loo hasn't come back yet and it has been a month. I have since used it on the window frames, where they have been closed all winter there were a few black spots but this product made short work of them. It is also good for the taps and plugholes and leaves them nice and shinny.
Very reasonable at £1.99 for a 500ml bottle
ADVICE ON DAMP
A main cause of mould and damp is condensation, a good way to reduce this is to ventilate and wipe the windows over every day with a dry cloth.
Also reduce the amount of moisture in the home including venting tumble driers, dry washing outside, cover saucepans when cooking, do not keep boiling the kettle, try and keep the home warm, do not block up ventilators, leave a gap between the back of furniture and the outside wall, open windows where possible, use extractor fans where possible. I know a lot of these are not possible especially in the winter and there a lot more things you can do to prevent and treat damp. There are some good websites out there with lots of advice just use google.
I must admit I was impressed with this product it did the job and just for £1.99, it does have a very strong smell of bleach which I am used to by now but some people may find it too much. It may need a few applications for ground in mould or damp but it does make a difference take it from someone who has tried most wonder products on the market! So now I am a happier mummy and am slowly being weaned off the medication! But I know the mould is out there watching me!!!
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I discovered Dettox anti-bacterial mould and mildew cleaner about ten years ago. We had some mildew in our bathroom, and some mould along a wall in our dining room after a very rainy winter. I was rather sceptical about this product's claims, having spotted it in a supermarket, but am usually willing to try anything once.
This is a bleach-based spray in a plastic container. It's not an aerosol, just a regular squirting spray, so no danger to the ozone layer, nor potential for explosion if it becomes over-hot. I was quite pleased with the results, and since then have ensured I always have some in the bathroom cupboard.
The container is a typical Dettox style squirty trigger bottle, in a surprisingly bright shade of green. They've changed the design of all their bottles about a year ago, making the trigger much easier to use, and far less prone to dripping. On the back it claims to have an 'anti-bacterial mould and mildew remover which removes stains caused by ingrained mould'. The smell, after spraying, is unquestionably bleach. Not a smell I like, but I do associate it with cleanliness.
Dettox anti-bacterial mould and mildew cleaner (it would be nice if it had a short, snappy name!) is easy to use. It's recommended to spray from a distance of about 20cm [8 inches], leave for 3-5 minutes, then rinse or wipe away. Scrubbing is not supposed to be necessary. The instructions also recommend wearing rubber gloves, but I dislike them so I ignore that. However if you have any sensitivity to bleach, it would probably be a good idea. I do try and avoid getting it on my fingers, and ensure that I clean my hands afterwards with plenty of soap, since the smell of bleach tends to linger.
This product can be used in the bathroom or kitchen, on walls or patios. It warns that it should not be used on clothes, unpainted metal, gold-plating, or varnished wood. Indeed, definitely do not get it on clothes. Except possibly white ones. A drop got on one of our red tee-shirts, and it now has a pale pink spot to remind me to be more careful!
I do, however, use it regularly in the toilet. I also use it sometimes in the bath - particularly on the shower curtain and shower mat if they're looking a bit manky - and on any grouting or sealant that's looking grey. I've used it on mildew appearing on walls or ceiling (usually in the bathroom) and I've also used it in moderation to bring back some freshness to a tired-looking washing-up bowl and other similar plastic utensils.
How effective is it?
- Toilet: although I use a fragranced Harpic-style toilet cleaner every day, I find that it sometimes looks a bit jaded around the water-line, no matter how much I scrub it. A quick spray of Dettox anti-bacterial mould and mildew cleaner ensures that it sparkles within a few minutes. No need even to rinse, since it will be flushed sooner or later.
- Shower curtain and mat: inevitably these get a bit gungy from time to time, and regular cleaning can be extremely hard work. Spraying with the Dettox product definitely helps, although with the mat I find that I still need to give a good scrub with an old nail-brush to get it clean.
- Grouting/sealant: I haven't found it so effective with these, but perhaps mildew eventually gets ingrained. It does help a little.
- Walls and ceilings: with painted surfaces, this is very effective. Mildew really does seem to wipe off, and doesn't return.
- Washing-up bowl and other similar plastic: I find it extremely good at getting rid of any traces of stains in the washing-up bowl, the dish-drainer, and the plastic gunk-catcher around the drain. Simply spraying and leaving for a minute or two seems to work extremely well. Of course it's vital to wash these items very thoroughly afterwards with hot water and ordinary washing-up liquid. Getting the chemicals from mould-and-mildew-cleaner in washing up water or drying dishes is not a good idea.
I must admit to a slight suspicion that plastic items get dirty more easily after using this, since I now have to apply it about once a month to keep them looking clean. However this isn't a big problem.
And my conclusions?
Although this isn't a miracle product, and there are some moulds which it seems unable to tackle, it's a useful bottle to keep in the cupboard for simplifying some cleaning, particularly when sterility is important. I don't keep bleach itself in the house - it's not good for drains - but there are times when some form of bleach is necessary. So although this isn't environmentally friendly either, the amount used is fairly minimal. A 500ml bottle lasts me about three or four months, on average.
It's available at most supermarkets priced around £1.85 - £1.99 for 500ml. You can usually find it shelved with other bathroom cleaning products.
I have lived in a rented property for the last three years and each winter the bathroom, toilet, kitchen and hallway grow horrible, disgusing green mould on the walls and in cupboards. I used to scrub to get rid of the mould and it always came back after a couple of days. I was in our local supermarket and came accross the Dettox Cleaner and it was on special offer so I thought I would buy it and give it a go. I always seem to buy household products but I never believe they work in a million years, but I was again surprised by my purchase. I sprayed the mould and after a few seconds wiped the walls and the mould came of without having to scrub, it also has not come back. I would have no worries recommending this product to anyone and would suggest if you are having mould problems buy it!!
Over the years I have tried a seemingly limitless number of remedies for mould. Most of the "removers" have had little impact on existing mould and most of the "preventers" haven't stopped it coming back. Looking at my shower last weekend I realized I'd got to the point where I really needed to do something. My normal reaction would be to scrap out the blacken grout and sealant, replace with new mould resistant material and then get disheartened when the mould was back in under six months despite extra treatment with a range of mould prevention compounds. This time I though I would do a web search first, which showed up the dooyoo reviews of the Dettox product. Initially sceptical, I decided to give it a go, and was pleasantly surprised to find it was stocked in my local super market. I was then amazed when 5 minutes after the first application, the previously black and slimy sealant and grout turned to a light grey colour. In places it was even white! A couple of applications later and it's good enough that I can live with the result - not perfect, but a world better than just an hour before and without all the grief of replacement. Amazing! So what are the downsides? * It has a strong smell * It definitely bleaches fabric (though this was just an old towel) * As indicated by a previous reviewer, it would be nice if it came in a gel or foam version to better stick to vertical surfaces. * It seems to takes paint off painted metal (part of the show frame) The last point is a bit of a pain, but is suspect the paint was already rather scratched and needed replacing. One to watch though, and the container does list a variety of other surfaces it might attack. Overall though an excellent product which I wouldn't now be without.
Mould is a word which conjures up different pictures in the individual imagination. To some it is the green and white stuff which attaches itself to that old satsuma left in the fruit bowl after Christmas. For others it is dark slime which creeps inexorably up the bathroom wall high up where it joins the ceiling. If any of you have the old metal Crittall windows, so fashionable decades ago, you won't want to be reminded of it's greedy presence. Mould is a live fungus, a microbial growth which ranges from the miraculously beneficial Penicillin, through the green pin mould which grows contentedly on bread, to the black stuff which attaches itself and reproduces on any surface within a warm damp atmosphere. Although many moulds can exacerbate asthma and allergies, the one which we see commonly in our bathrooms can be normally lived with quite easily. That is if you don't mind the sheer ugliness of it. I am using the word "mould" to include mildew. I thought I had beaten the monster when I fitted double glazing a few years ago. "Hah!" I thought, "That'll stop you!" Sure enough the little beggars couldn't find a meal off the new frames. But mould is adaptable. Despite an extractor fan built into the wall, wallpaper attached with anti-fungal paste and constant wipeovers with a bleach soaked cloth, my bathroom walls and shower still sent out successful invitations to mould when I wasn't looking. It starts sneakily on my newly painted ceiling with a few black spots and I try not to notice.....because the stepladder is in the garden shed and it is all such a performance for something that only I can see. Big mistake! Mildew reproduces at a rate of knots. The wallpaper should be washable, but was not intended to have bleach rubbed into it's embossed pattern several times a week. Of course I tried various mould destroyers, but they seemed to be as much hard work as bleach
. All this was until I found Dettox Anti-Bacterial Mould & Mildew Remover (forthwith to be called The Dettox for ease of typing); a handy 500ml spray in a plastic bottle which is a much nicer green than mould/mildew can be, depending where it is growing. The cap has a closeable flap and a strong effective spray. Equally as strong is the bleach-like smell and you should not breath it in. I always have a window or, at least, the bathroom door open as I use it. It does, however, leave a very clean smell in the room. The Dettox contains an antimicrobial agent which removes the stains produced by mildew as well as bleach. We couldn't do without bleach in everything, could we? It happily works on most surfaces, such as walls, plastic, metal and concrete, although the bottle warns against varnished surfaces, gold taps etc. Do read the exceptions on the back of the bottle. Until I read this for the purpose of my op I hadn't realised that I should not have used it on paintwork. It hasn't done any harm so far. Instructions suggest you should wear rubber gloves, and you probably should. Life outdoors hasn't done my hands much good, so I feel it is a little late for me. Spray the affected area from 20-25cms (8-10 inches for those of us who still think imperial) and leave for 3/5 minutes. Rinse off, and the mildew/mould should have disappeared to wherever it goes after such treatment. Since this cleans as well as removes mildew, no other cleaner should be necessary after it's application. I have found an unexpected bonus when using The Dettox. I live in a very hard water area. "My God!", you must be saying, "What bathroom problems this woman has!" The result is that the grout on my shower tiles turns a pink colour and the taps on the wash basin are quickly ringed with rough scale. I spray The Dettox onto the tiles and around the taps and walk off and leave it. On my next visit to the bathroo
m I run the shower over the tiles and rub round the taps with a damp cloth. The pink scale just disappears and stays away for many weeks and the taps once more sit unringed on shiny porcelain. Because the effect lasts for such a long time, I am not bombarding my bathroom with chemicals too frequently. Because this product is part of the Dettox range, it is easily available and not too pricey. You should find it on the shelves of major supermarkets and in hardware shops. Because my favourite mildew remover is sitting on my desk at the moment I shall quickly replace it in the bathroom. If I don't, as sure as eggs is eggs, that mildew will know it is gone! This is the closest link I can find.
Picture the scene?.. I am currently in the process of selling my house and the buyers' surveyor is coming tomorrow morning to make an assessment on my property. This is the bit that I have been dreading. Don't get me wrong I know that my house has always been well cared for and any problems have been addressed as they have occurred, but I am so scared he'll find something that we don't know about and our buyers will pull out. I know it?s silly but I can?t help it! On rereading I have just realised how sexist that remark is! It could just as easily be a lady surveyor couldn't it? Anyway back to the opinion - the one thing that I can do to help things along is to spend today trying to look at my house through someone else's eyes and see if there are any minor things which I can repair or correct to help the overall first impression. This brings me neatly on to mould and mildew - well it would wouldn't it? Seriously though our house is not a damp house but there are one or two marks near some of the windows, which might imply that it is a damp house if you see what I mean. Off I set across the road to Asda to see if they'd got anything for the job and I found Dettox Anti Bacterial Mould and Mildew Remover at £1.86 for 500ml. I read the back of the carton and thought that it sounded just the job so back I came with my purchase to see if it lived up to its expectations. The liquid comes in a green plastic spray carton with a white trigger style top. There is a hinged cap on the end of the nozzle that lifts up and clips to the top of the nozzle when in use and clips back over the hole when you've finished. The instructions are to spray the liquid on the offending area from a distance of about 20 to 25cm, leave for three to five minutes and then wipe off. Care must be taken as this product contains bleach so it is advisable to wear rubber gloves, although I didn'
t, as I can't stand the things! Care must also be taken to only use this product on the surfaces advised on the packaging - window frames, walls, refrigerator door seals, concrete patios, plastic shower curtains, doors, and tiles. You must not let it come into contact with fabrics, unpainted metal, unglazed tiles, coloured grout, chrome, copper, varnished wood or painted surfaces. Anything that you are not sure about, do a test first and leave for at least 30 minutes after completion to see if there are any adverse effects. So I had read the instructions and I was ready to start. First I headed for the bathroom with plain plastered walls, which are painted pale apricot. Although the spray is not recommended for painted surfaces I decided to try it round the edge of the window frame in the bathroom. The main problem that I encountered is the actual spraying of the product onto the surface. Spraying from 25cm away meant that the liquid covered a larger area than I actually wanted it to. As I sprayed it along the top of the window frame it ran down the window. This didn't really matter in the bathroom as I was intending to do the windowsill as well, but care must be taken where there are adjoining surfaces that might get ruined by the bleach. I wiped the windows with some peach coloured toilet roll, being the first thing to hand and it turned white straight away! The bleach in this product is strong! Anyway I left the spray on the bits of mould for about three minutes and then returned with a damp cloth to wipe it off. I was very impressed with the results! The mould came off easily and didn't remove the colour from the paint on the walls. I kept rinsing my cloth and wiping the area over so that I removed all traces of the liquid so that there wouldn't be any further reaction from it. I then went into the bedroom where the papered walls are papered are painted with pale green emulsion paint. I repe
ated the same process as in the bathroom and wiped the windows in the same way. If you look really closely at the top of the window frame you can see that the painted wallpaper is very slightly lighter where the liquid has been, but the mould has disappeared completely. I did notice that one or two very small droplets landed on the windowsill, which is painted white so there are now a few spots where the sill is REALLY white! It shows that care has to be taken if you have a windowsill that would be ruined by bleach such as stained or varnished wood. Next stop was the patio at the back of the house, which had developed some very green patches during the winter, but I was flushed with my success and thought that this would be easy to sort out. First I brushed up all the leaves and bits of twig to give me a clear surface to clean. Then I sprayed the Dettox on the worst bits, but as I was doing this, the liquid began to run down the container and all over my hand - maybe I should have worn rubber gloves after all. After leaving it for about five minutes I returned with the hosepipe and washed it off with limited success. Some of the green stuff had been washed away but not very much at all, in fact I would estimate that I would need at least four or five applications to get rid of it all. I'll go back to using the pressure washer on the patio then! So that's about it then. In conclusion I would say that this product is ideal for indoor use, although I must admit that I only had very small areas of mould to deal with and I don't know how it would fare on larger areas. I wouldn't bother trying it on for the patio again though, it was just a waste of money and time there. I did keep washing my hands well all the while I was using this product to keep them free of the bleach and any cloths that I used will either go in the dustbin or the washing machine straight away too. Oh and one other thing
my hands are SO dry now - where did I put my hand cream? NB I will give it a four out of five rating here for the performance indoors.
I was so chuffed when I found this product on the supermarket shelf that I couldn't wait to get it home and get using it straight away. I'd just moved into a pretty grotty flat (big mistake but it was in my price range) at the time I first used it but it was a lot less grotty once I started using this. The bathroom in the flat had really grimy black grout between the tiles in the shower and sooty mildew forming on the ceiling. There was green slime on the windowsill and what once had been a very pretty blue shower curtain, was spotted with black too. My bedroom, which was next door, was in a similar state with black spots on the wall around the window and furry green mould thriving quite happily on the sill and all the crevices around it. Yuk! So as you can imagine I was eager to get rid of it, and set to work following the instructions on the bottle carefully, which are: - 1.Wear rubber gloves 2.Open nozzle and spray affected areas from 8 to 10 inches away. 3. Leave for 3 to 5 minutes to take affect. 4. Rinse or wipe off ?no need to scrub (I like that bit best) 5. Repeat application may be necessary. You can use this on windows and window frames, refrigerator door seals, concrete patios, plastic shower curtains, shower doors, tiles and grouting. Do not allow any contact with: Fabric and clothes, unpainted metal, e.g. Brass, copper, chrome, paint surfaces, gold plated surfaces, and varnished wood, lightly or unglazed tiles and coloured grouts or old and damaged enamel surfaces. Always test on patterned and coloured ceramic tiles and leave for thirty minutes before using. Safety Points. ~~~~~~~~~~ CAUTION! Contains bleach, keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use with any other products as it may release dangerous gases (chlorine) Irritating to the skin and eyes In case of contact with the skin or clothes, remove contaminated arti
cles and wash the skin with plenty of water. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water, seek medical advice and show this container or label. Do not breathe in the spray, and do not spray near or towards the face. Use only in a well ventilated area. So I sprayed it everywhere I could find mould and mildew left it for about five minutes and then went back to rinse it off and check its progress. I was very impressed, the shower curtain was like new, and the sooty spots rinsed clean off the walls and ceiling, but the tile grout needed a couple more applications to really come up clean as did some of the spots on the windowsills, but I didn't really mind that much as at least I didn't have to rub and scrub.The flat was still grotty but at least it was cleaner. Do make sure you open the windows and leave them open for a good while afterwards as it smells really strong and it really makes your eyes water and you'll be tasting the stuff for days if you're not careful. I still use this product regularly, even though I'm living in a lovely fairly new bungalow now, mould and mildew will always find a way in somewhere so it's a good thing to keep in the cupboard, just in case. Sometimes I will spray some around the toilet if I've run out of ordinary bleach. Follow the instructions to the letter and you should have no problems.
This is a tale of grime, of blood sweat and tears, of standing naked in a bath, with a toothbrush scrubbing for England! Since moving into our house, we have always had a problem with mildew and mould. Now, one could argue that the mould/mildew in the bathroom could be put down to the lady of the house. The lady of the house, whom from this point on we shall call....ME, likes to have an hour long bath with the door and window closed. Sometimes ME likes to alternate this pattern, and so therefore opts for the worlds longest shower, whereupon the steam will circulate around the room several times. Unable to see through the now thick smog, ME will finally decide that it is time to open the window, and watch the steam whoosh out the window like a bullet out of a gun. Then there is my poor little bath, no matter how hard I scrub, and trust me, I scrub well, my grout is forever ingrained with those horrible rustic watery marks. I’ve tried bleach, I’ve tried limescale remover, I’ve tried Mr Muscle bathroom cleaner, I’ve tried good old fashioned scrubbing but to no avail. I once even got so fed up with it, when I was in the shower, that I got one of the old toothbrushes.(ahem, well, that’s not strictly true, it was in actual fact the other half’s new toothbrush, obviously I replaced it in time….HONEST, but if you don’t tell, I won’t OK?) and began scrubbing bleach into the grout, whilst I was still in it. I always managed to keep the mould and mildew to a reasonably low level, but even after hours of cleaning, it would never have that sparkle, and being an entirely white suite, it stood out. I wiped the walls, but it always left the stain from where it had been, and looked awful. Dettox mould and mildew remover, has been an absolute godsend. More expensive than my usual cleaner, but well worth it. It’s £3.89 for 500ml, at my local shop, but you can get it much, much cheap
er from J Sainsburys, and Safeway for £1.99. All you have to do is spray on the product, and leave it for a few minutes. I went downstairs to do a few other bits, and when I came back was fully expecting to have to do some more scrubbing, but I was amazed, I kid you not. I could literally see the mould disappear, all I did was rinse off the excess with the shower hose. My bathroom has never looked so good. When I tried it on the walls around the bathroom window, I thought it would ruin the walls, but with one wipe, it was completely gone. There is literally no effort involved in the use of this product, although you should be aware that it contains bleach, and should not be left in contact with fabric, or polished surfaces, such as chrome or brass, and you should be careful when using on coloured tiles, by doing a test on a hidden area first. You also shouldn’t leave it on for any longer than 5 minutes, in case it ruins your surfaces, it might be handy to pop the old Marigolds on too, for your little donnys, (hands where I come from)to prevent the bleach making your hands sore. The product says it can be used on fridges/freezers, patio doors, bathrooms, doors, tiles, showers, windows and walls. So if you are tired of scrubbing week in week out, this is an absolutely brilliant buy. No more standing naked in the bath for me!! (umm, well, you know what I mean)
I bought Dettox Mold & Mildew after reading a very favourable opinion on Dooyoo. We have been having some serious damp problems in our bathroom and as a result, there is quite a bit of mildew around the bath and on the tile grout and the external wall of the bathroom has turned almost black just 2 months after I painted it. I sprayed some Dettox on the shower curtain and the tiles, and had some success. The shower curtain was just starting to have some mildew stains and spraying Detox was enough to clean it completely, no scrubbing needed. The tiles didn't look any different though. This could be because the mildew on them has been there for a while. Yesterday I got so fed up with that black wall that on a whim I sprayed Dettox on it. I thought I'd try to scrub a bit but then I noticed that the places that were sprayed generously had literally turned white again, so I sprayed some more, waited 2-3 minutes and just wiped it all with a cloth. No scrubbing, not effort, and my wall is pure white again, just like on the day I had painted it. It remains to be seen if this is a long-lasting effect, but so far I am well impressed!
At last, a product that actually does what it's supposed to do! I don't have an axtractor fan in my bathroom but being in a family of four who like taking showers, the shower curtain had gone distinctly "mildewy" over a few months. Washing it didn't work, neither did scrubbing with bicarbonate of soda (as recommended by my mother-in-law!) I came across this product by accident in the supermarket, and I have to say it's excellent. You just spray it on, leave a few minutes and rinse off. It's also good for tiles where the grout has discoloured. Put it on your shopping list!
Having major problems in our kitchen and bathroom with condensation and mould, we tried Dettox Mildew Remover a few years ago. The trigger spray does make it easy to spray the liquid where you want it, and it does work - you can see the mould and mildew starting to dissolve before you even finish spraying. The liquid is very thin, and has the consistency of water, so if you're spraying walls and ceilings then be prepared for drips. Because it contains bleach, if it gets onto your clothes it will bleach the colour, so it's best to wear old clothes when you use this. And the bleach means that some people may find the small too strong, although personally I love it. When you've sprayed the whole area, just wipe it off with a damp cloth, and the mould or mildew should come off as well. Really bad areas may need a second treatment, but this product does give short term relief. Of course, it's not a permanent cure, and unless you can eradicate the cause of the mould or mildew, you'll never be 100% free of it. For the price and the performance, I would recommend Dettox Mildew Remover, and always have it in the cleaning cupboard now.
The first flat we lived in had a bathroom with no window and an extractor fan that didn't work properly so we had a big problem with mould and mildew on the walls ceiling and in the tile grout. so when I saw this product I just had to try it and I'm glad I did, it comes with a directional trigger spray so you can spray exactally where its needed ,and it works in minuets you can actually see the mould dissapearing before your eyes,and when you rinse/wipe it off its gone compleatly and doesn't reappear for weeks.And when used on tile grout it brings it up very white. When you smell it you find that it smells of bleach and for that reason you have to be very careful not to get it on your clothes as it will discolour them just like bleach. If I hade to make an improvement to the product I would make it a 'foam' instead of liquid spray as it would take longer for it to run off the walls.