50's bathtub grout

craestainesJune 17, 2013

The bathroom in my 1950's ranch is damp ALL the time. There is a window above the bathtub that is opened during every shower, but the moisture still builds up. Is this the reason for the mildew and mold that I am constantly battling on the bathtub tile grout? Will an installation of a fan/vent clear up the mildew problem or could it be from moisture build up behind the tile? (I don't think that's the case because behind the tile is inches thick concrete mortar...) Any information will be much appreciated. I'm trying to decide if I need to replace the bathtub tile.
Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
enduring

An exhaust fan is a must. I don't know if you need to redo the tile. But either way you need an exhaust fan. I had a poorly working fan and my ceiling got moldy. When I replaced the fan much later, my ceiling stopped molding up. Now with my remodeling my plan is to have a wet location approved lighted vent inside the shower as well as another one at the other end of the room. It will be an inline fan. The fan will be located remotely, within the attic, and the vents ducted to the fan, which will be ducted through the roof.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 4:48AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
TIGHT Space for Mirrors (Between the Light Fixture and Backsplash) :(
We are coming into the home stretch. Although there...
Monrovia Mom
Builders Depot Direct for marble?
Anyone ever ordered from them? Their prices are tempting...
64reno64
New build master bath layout help please
I’m a little stuck, and looking for ideas. In the...
am_e
Xpost: Economical FLAT subway tile?
Hi everyone! If I had my druthers, we'd be ordering...
kiwigem
Finishing touches – Towel Ring location, need opinions
Hello. My bathroom is starting to come together and...
mrsshayne
Sponsored Products
Clawfoot Tub Faucets Brass Clawfoot Tub Faucet Tele Shower Deck | 13656
The Renovator's Supply, Inc.
Watermark | Edge 35 Roman Tub Set + Diverter and Handshower
$1,812.16 | YBath
KOHLER Bathtubs Underscore 5 ft. Air Bath Tub in Almond brown K-1167-GW-47
Home Depot
Ella Bathtubs Long 5 ft. x 32 in. Walk-In Bathtub in White with Right
Home Depot
Aquatic Bathtubs 5 ft. Left Drain Soaking Tub in Biscuit 6030CTL-BI
Home Depot
Aquamass | Senses Black & White Box Tub
$9,354.00 | YBath
Aquatic Bathtubs Ascot I 5 ft. Reversible Drain Whirlpool Bath Tub in Biscuit
Home Depot
Swan Surround Bathtubs 48 in. x 72 in. x 58 in. Five Piece Easy Up Adhesive Tub
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™