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Toilet Mold Remediation

In working on the Particle Board Bathrooms, after removing the wall paper was the mold issue behind the toilet. Part of the problem was the water leak from where the toilet was attached to the wall. Removing the mold was a simple issue of wiping the area down with household bleach. An effective and cheap method.


These are wall mount toilets.

Wall mounted toilets are for the most part a commercial product. Partly
due to the ease of cleaning in a commerical arena.  One of the more annoying spots to clean
in your house is the floors and walls around the toilet in your house.
Especially with the cheaper toilets with the snake sides with all those
nooks and crannies that attract dirt and crap.

I thought for some time that these were cool items, because of the
cleaning deal, but I have revised my thinking. The setup and backing
necessary is not for the faint of heart and certainly outside of the
range of your typical tract carpenter or builder. Cost and replacement
is another consideration. Big people may have a problem over time, as
the wax ring is vertical and is the major source of leakage, which can
go unnoticed until the backing has rotted and it falls off the wall. These are not the things that you can run to the mega store and buy off the shelf.

The second issue was the water stains. After repairing and smoothing down the wall surface, I applied KILZ to the wall areas where the stains were.


A coat of primer and two coats of semigloss and we are done.


Definitely a high number on the weirdness scale.

8 comments to Toilet Mold Remediation

  • Jim

    For more information on mold and the many ways it can be remediated, visit http://www.keystonebasementsystems.com

  • You are busy taking in the beauty of your house when suddenly you spot a cluster of green growth on your false ceilings. It seems your house has decided to go green. However, the good intentions of your home aren’t exactly being reciprocated by the fungi called Molds.


  • That definitely wraps it up better and is a great idea.the leakage should be taken care of to make sure that there are no molds in future.

  • Great work there! Mold doesn’t need light and air to grow, just moisture and material to feed on will sustain it for very long time. This is truly a fact that molds are present everywhere. This is really frustrating to have these dirt and molds eating your homes slowly. You badly need like the New York mold remediation team to totally get rid of it. Aside from being clean, health considerations are also an issue since this could affect any of the family members.

  • I think this is a really good work done. Indeed we at various point of time require some or other form of mold remediation at our home.

  • Good way of doing it.Whereever there is a water pipeline there is a fear of mold.

  • Good job indeed.You have sealed in the leakage areas beautifully.maybe this should be remodelled soon.

  • Dave Chidester

    Great tutorial on mold behind the toilet fix. Also see Johnny Shims. They lock in place and will keep the base of the toilet secure. They also help prevent wax ring failure, and the caulk seal to break. I think they’re made by EZ-Shim.