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Person to recaulk glass shower door, glass panel and grout/tiles corners

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Person to recaulk glass shower door, glass panel and grout/tiles corners

My 10 year old glass shower needs recaulking. Tried myself a couple times but black mildew comes back quick. And the glass wall and door worry me as I think I would need to strip caulk which would then make the tall glass panel unstable? And reco and potential price?
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YouTube is your friend. This guy is located in Ottawa and has a great DIY channel.

It's really not that hard and I'd assume you'd be removing the old caulk first. If there's already black mildew in the old caulk, you have to remove it first, you can't just caulk over it. If you really don't want to DIY it, there's an app for small home work jobs: https://diemtheapp.com/
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I did all those steps... and still about 2 months later, black mildew appeared behind the floor caulk. I even sprayed bleach spray when I stripped the original. rinsed, let dry, recaulked. Still mold like 2 months later. And I used https://www.atlas-machinery.com/Akfix/AK-100S-T
:-( so much work. out the window.

BTW, I like that guy in the video... he has like a 4+ hour video on building a shed... i'm only 45 min into it!
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stansoltz wrote: I did all those steps... and still about 2 months later, black mildew appeared behind the floor caulk. I even sprayed bleach spray when I stripped the original. rinsed, let dry, recaulked. Still mold like 2 months later. And I used https://www.atlas-machinery.com/Akfix/AK-100S-T
:-( so much work. out the window.

BTW, I like that guy in the video... he has like a 4+ hour video on building a shed... i'm only 45 min into it!
If the joint was tight and made good seal it shouldn't form mold/mildew so quick. Could you post a few pictures of the area in question? Is the mildew from under? (if so.. is it on any of the edges of the caulk or just the joint?)

I recently re caulked using Silicone Max from HD no issues - just ensure there is enough caulk to fill the void between the joints and push it in a little.
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The mildew is caused by still, moist air. You need to leave the shower door open so air can circulate, with the door closed nothing can move in the shower enclosure.
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I do leave the door open after showering. Will post pics shortly

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