How do I clean my disgusting mouldy snorkel?

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LadyP

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Not very nice but I've managed to get my snorkel a bit on the mouldy side but not sure what to use to clean it. I know the mould removers you use in the shower are pretty fierce so don't want to use one of those. Any ideas out there as it's quite a posh snorkel so I don't want to buy a new one.

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justleesa

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Soak it in bleach/water, maybe use one of those flexible bottle brushes to scrub a bit. Then a good water rinse should do the trick.
 

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The mild bleach solution cleaning with a bottle brush are good approaches. I would clean the snorkel first the bottle brush using a mild dishwashing detergent like Dawn. Rinse the snorkel thoroughly and then soak for 30 minutes in a solution of bleach prepared as follows 1 tbsp of 5% household bleach mixed well in per gallon of cold water. Prolonged contact with the bleach solution is necessary to kill the mold.
 

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I have had similar problems with masks, being in a humid environment they never really dry out to the point that mould cannot grow..Although a lot of people say never to use bleach, because it can damage the silicone, I found that a diluted solution of softscrub with bleach (or just diluted bleach) works great.
 

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Know the humidity in your part of the country is a real problem. Glad I live in a dry climate. Since I don't use a snorkel while diving, mine stays showroom clean in my dive locker.

To avoid a caustic cleaner, perhaps Simple Green might work if used with a bottle brush or pulling a rag through it if that is possible. A soak in mild bleach afterwards.
 

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Use the peroxide mouthwash by Crest or Listerine...it will bubble away.

This is why I use black stuff....can't see the crud!
 

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On a lot of models the the flex hose will actually pop right off the upper and lower hard sections. If it's stiff warm it in hot tap water. Taking it apart might let you get in and brush it out better. The bleach solution should be the ticket. The chlorine should evaporate but if it bothers you finish with a mouthwash rinse.

My Mojave is so supple that I put zip ties on the flex hose and mouthpieces of ours. My wifes mouthpiece popped and was lost one time.

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Weak solution of milton for me...u know the stuff they use to disinfect baby bottles
 
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