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I moved into a nee apartment about 2 months ago. The shower

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I moved into a nee apartment about 2 months ago. The shower stall was clean when I moved in but now there is an accumulation of dirt on the floor of the stall. Is that dirt from my body or is it coming out of the pipes with the water? Whats the best way to clean it?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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That's not dirt it's mold/mildew. Bleach or a bleach based cleaner like Tilex is the best product to clean this. But this is an indication that water is staying on the tile and shower base too long. You need more air circulation in the shower or dry the walls and base when you finish showering

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is it dangerous?

Not really, if you have a mold allergy you might want to wear a mask while you clean but with the Tilex products you spray it on and let it set for a while. When you come back everything is pretty dead.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is there a piece of equipment or appliance I could put in the bathroom that would solve this problem? Like say a dehumidifier?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Tilex? Do you just spray on the floor let it sit and then run the shower so it goes down the drain? Is it dangerous if I don't get it all off and I end up standing in it when I take a shower the next time or from the fumes?

Tilex is the cleaning product I mentioned in my first post. Standing in it is not harmful. Just follow the instructions on the bottle. You could put a dehumidifier in the bathroom or just wipe the walls down when you're done showering.

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