I’m going to warn you now, this is not a pretty post. But, this product review of Endurance Cleaner Prep and Endurance BioBarrier will most likely be one of your favorite posts if you deal with continual mold & mildew growth (especially in a small coffin-like shower from the 1970’s.) You may remember how much I love our master bathroom shower:
That ugly harvest gold tile shower is the ugliest spot in our home. And, its attractive color is not helped by the mold growth that returns like clockwork every three weeks. I have tried everything to control its regrowth. I used bleach, I leave the shower door open all day. I even replaced the caulk in this shower. But, every three weeks that mold peeks out from the cracks and crevices.
This bathroom is slated to be demolished at some point, but until then it needs constant cleaning. That is until a few months ago when I tried Endurance BioBarrier Mold Prevention Spray (non-toxic and low-odor.)
Endurance sent me a the Cleaner Prep and Biobarrier to try out. You may remember that I tried it after cleaning our dirty and moldy storm windows.
I didn’t want to blog about the products until I had tried them for more than a few months. I’m happy to report that for four months, I didn’t need to clean our shower! Normally after three weeks the mold and mildew would have been happily growing in the corners of my shower.
On February 5th, 2015 I set about cleaning the shower with high hopes but big doubts.
As directed, I sprayed the Endurance BioBarrier Cleaner Prep in the shower. I let it sit for 15 minutes (1-5 minutes for normal cleaning. 15 minutes for tougher jobs.)
To clean off the mildew and mold, I used a scrub brush. Then rinsed all the surfaces with water.
After the shower is completely cleaned with the Cleaner Prep, spray the Endurance BioBarrier Anti-Mold protection spray to create a thin film on all surfaces.
Wipe up any puddled spray after a few minutes.
The shower was clean and devoid of any mold or mildew. Nothing miraculous yet. I can achieve the same results with bleach cleaner.
But, here’s where the similarities end. After four months (not three weeks) was the first time I began to see some mildew and mold regrowth.
I took the following photos on June 4th, almost four months to the day since cleaning the shower. You can see all the soap scum that had accumulated, but only a small amount of mildew had begun to form.
I was told by my contact at Endurance that typically the spray works 6 months or longer. But, given the small confined shower and no ventilation in that room, the mildew grew back earlier than typical results. Regardless, I’m thrilled with the results.
You can use the Endurance BioBarrier Cleaner Prep product to clean up mold. Then use the Endurance Mold Prevention Spray for long lasting protection against mold, mildew, germs and musty odors. You can expect up to 6 months in high-traffic areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and locker rooms. Up to 2 years on exposed indoor or outdoor surfaces such as ceilings, walls, stucco, siding, roofing, gutters, concrete, bricks and more. And up to 25 years on enclosed surfaces such as attics, crawl spaces and stud cavities.
Disclosure: Endurance BioBarrier sent me the Endurance BioBarrier and Cleaner Prep spray products to try at no cost. I was not paid to mention them or told what to say. As always, if I don’t like a product, you won’t see it featured on my blog.