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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

My seat is soaking in a bleach bath.  biggrin.gif

Anyone else up for the task today?

#2 ednaboo

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Not me - I'm a big fan of the deep clean under normal circumstances but I'm feeling too  sick.gif

#3 Soontobegran

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

Did it on Friday original.gif  They smell so nice but just be sure you get all the bleach off because I have ruined some clothes from sitting on a seat that had a little left under the rim.

#4 i-candi

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

I have a 13 year old DS with Salmonella and who is on antibiotics at the moment sick.gif . I've been deep cleaning the toilet with bleach after every toilet stop. We aren't even allowed to put bleach in the bio septic system but to hell if I want the rest of us to get salmonella !!!

It's been a long almost two weeks!!!!!

#5 BadCat

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

I gave the bowl a bit of a swish the other day.  That'll have to do for now.


Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

ednaboo and i-candi - hope you and yours are well soon! sad.gif

STBG - thanks for the tip!

Badcat - LOL

#7 lucky 2

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Yea I'm going to deep clean the toilet and clean the drains. tongue.gif . Some time next century.

#8 Lyra

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE (jameses mum @ 28/01/2013, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Deep cleaning the toilet?  ohmy.gif Is that a thing, seriously?
How does it differ from an ordinary clean?

I had never heard of this until quite recently. It's all very involved apparently

#9 BadCat

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE (jameses mum @ 28/01/2013, 02:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Deep cleaning the toilet?  ohmy.gif Is that a thing, seriously?
How does it differ from an ordinary clean?

It's where you take the seat off and clean all the mank out that gathers around the hinges.  Trust me, it's vile and it stinks.  DH cleans ours.

Edited by BadCat, 28 January 2013 - 01:30 PM.

#10 Feral timtam

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (jameses mum @ 28/01/2013, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Deep cleaning the toilet?  ohmy.gif Is that a thing, seriously?
How does it differ from an ordinary clean?

You do the standard clean plus remove the seat, pull it apart and soak it in bleach while you scrub down the parts that don't usually get scrubbed.

If your toilet seat has been attached for a couple of years without a deep clean being done, what you find under it is very, very scary.

#11 lafonda

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

Mine might get a wipe over, if it's lucky

#12 ms flib

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

With old toilets, especially in rental houses, I just buy a new seat.

The toilets in this house are about a year old and not that dirty....but then I'm not a clean freak.....

#13 Sloane Peterson

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

I have tried but can't seem to remove my toilet seat?!!! I've had ones before that were easy to snap off or screw off but I cannot figure these ones out for the life of me!

Help! Any ideas anyone?

#14 FreeRangeMum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Eeeeew. I couldn't do it. Even if I wanted to, I'd probably hurl!

#15 BadCat

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE (FreeRangeMum @ 28/01/2013, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eeeeew. I couldn't do it. Even if I wanted to, I'd probably hurl!

At least the toilet would be right there...  laughing2.gif

#16 Soontobegran

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

You know when you've cleaned the loo and you can still smell pee? It is probably because it is in the hinges and it is gross.

I do this about twice a year, I am not a clean freak, it just gets rid of the smell original.gif

#17 Lyra

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

Maybe someone needs to come over and show me how it's done. Because, you know, I don't want to do it all wrong wink.gif

#18 sa5ha

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

QUOTE (Lyra @ 28/01/2013, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe someone needs to come over and show me how it's done. Because, you know, I don't want to do it all wrong wink.gif

I second this.

Posts like this on EB make me think I'm doing a terrible job of looking after my house. Oops!

#19 EssentialBludger

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

OM*G. So curiosity got the better of me and I decided to take the seats off.

I will never sleep at night again. sick.gif

#20 Mercurial

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

I've done this a couple of times - after first reading about it on EB.  I was quite traumatised by the foul gunk in the hinges.  Wear gloves!!!  

But the toilet is certainly much cleaner once done.

#21 ElevenYears

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

Some toilets don't need that level of cleaning.   It really depends on the aim of the various male members of the household.  The bleach isn't a necessary part of the process, but taking the seat off certainly is.

Edited by Eight.years, 28 January 2013 - 02:09 PM.

#22 9ferals

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

I've only done this once and was expecting the worst... But there wasn't anything nasty under the seat attachment area. I just spray and wiped it and put it back and haven't bothered again.
I guess it helps that there are only two grown ups in the house - no little boys with bad aim!

#23 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Believe me, your toilet will need a deep clean when you've had your nearly four year old grandson on holidays for a couple of weeks.

#24 Bunsen the feral

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Just checked and yep, life still too short for that kind of thing...

#25 71Cath

Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE (sa5ha @ 28/01/2013, 03:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I second this.

Posts like this on EB make me think I'm doing a terrible job of looking after my house. Oops!

Me too  ph34r.gif

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