Raoul’s Mold Cleaning Invention
The Facebook scandal made headlines this week. I’m glad I haven’t used Facebook in years. Get out of it — end that sinister spying empire, and let’s not talk about it anymore. Instead, let’s talk dirty today. I’m serious. Let’s talk about a practical way to remove toilet molds.
Have you ever tried to scrape off that pesky ring around your toilet bowl? Yup, that ugly stain that somehow collects at the water level of your toilet? Youtube has a lot of chemical scraping techniques but I have a more effective and simple solution (pun intended). Read on!
Being in the Property Management business, I’ve learned a thing or two about maintaining houses. Last year, I had to contend with mold problems. And I dreamed about molds. In my dream I figured out what I think causes those rings in the toilet bowl. They’re probably caused by the microscopic bacteria monsters that come up from the fatty poop that gets dumped there. And these yucky, moldy, buoyant little gremlins swim up to the surface of the water. And they harden and cling to the walls of the toilet bowl. (I’m no scientist but this is my theory).
You’d think those expensive cleaning products would have enough chemicals to blast those microbes to smithereens. So why do you still need to scrub ’em out like crazy? The answer dawned on me. I figured that those microbes need to be soaked into those chemicals to soften and then kill them. The problem is, most of us scrub off the solidified bacteria when instead, we should be melting the microbes away. Even if you dump a ton of chemicals on that bowl, water will seek it’s level and the chemicals will only reach the lower stains.
So I surrounded the toilet bowl with toilet paper (paper towels will also work) and dumped maybe a glass of inexpensive Clorox. The toilet paper soaked the chemicals and worked on the little monsters. (You could also use vinegar but remember that the smell of whatever you pour into the bowl will linger). Be sure to cover maybe half an inch over the highest stain.
This is how it looked:
Be sure to have at least half an inch of the tissue above the stain line.
If you only have one toilet in your house, treat the bowl before you go to bed and before you leave for the work day. You will need to do this multiple times.
If you have more than one toilet in your house, treat one toilet bowl at a time. The treated bowl should be off limits for a few days (maybe even a week). After a few days the chemicals would have reacted and cleaned the toilet. You just flush everything down. No need to scrape. Repeat the process with the remaining toilet(s).
I use the same principle with the mold that collected along the rubber perimeter of our washing machine (or wherever I see mold) — I soak toilet paper with Clorox and leave it on the discolored rubber area and the mold’s gone after a day or two.
I hope this was useful and practical. Next time you see a ring around your toilet, think of my moldy invention.
See? I told you I was serious. TGIF people!
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