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Be green when cleaning your wotsit (toilet bowl, lavatory bowl, loo bowl, etc.)
Fri 29-Jun-12
7:32 pm
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Danny
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By chance today I came across an excellent article only because the blog owners have CSH in their blogroll and I saw an incoming visit from there (thank you very much Mrs and Mr Dirty Boots cheers ).

How do you clean your toilet? 

 I won't shortchange the author by repeating her tips. But she is a kindred spirit.

One of my pet hates is using commercial bleach and similar products for that purpose. Aided and abetted by IMO totally irresponsible marketing by the chemical companies who manufacture them.

(Careful, Danny, this is not the rant thread! tongue )  

Do people not have any idea how vital bacteria are in breaking down our human waste?

Do they really believe that life threatening bacteria lurk beneath the rim of the bowl?

And how often do people stick their fingers under the rim anyhow?

It makes me fume when TV preaches that Product XXX kills 99% of all known germs. I would love to set it loose on 99% of boards of directors of these organisations that promote such chemical pollution.

To get back on topic, I will happily take ownership of that particular cleaning duty if I can persuade My Darling to stop buying the chemical crap that reduces the efficiency of our local authority waste disposal systems.

Time for another whisky! wink 

Never knowingly underfed

Fri 29-Jun-12
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Aly
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You are talking to the converted! As I have a micro station I cannot use any bleach products. I can get disposable toilet wipes here that are flushable although I don't due to the micro station. I use them to clean the toilets. I find it hard with the kitchen sink though, it never feels fully clean.

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Fri 29-Jun-12
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Danny, I was having similar thoughts today, wondering how many people in fact put their hands in the bowl, around the bend or under the rim where all these germs lurk to jump out at you.

My old microbiology teacher always said if he was feeling unwell, he would go home and muck out the pigs (he had a smallholding as well) and that restored his gut flora to rude health.To much cleanliness is not good for you.

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Fri 29-Jun-12
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we have a septic tank and grey water soakaway, not connected to mains drainage at all, so we have to be very careful what we use. But agree completely...who gives a sh_t how much bacteria are in your loo. (apart from if you have a dog that drinks from it, we're fine, Jessie can't reach)

Fri 29-Jun-12
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Soda and vinegar come to mind, followed by very hot water.  All natural and very fizzy to watch.

I'll try that again!

Sat 30-Jun-12
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I am slowly gathering things to start making my own cleaning products. I am on a mission to remove as many chemicals as possible. By the way, I have a cat who drinks from the toilet if the lid is left up!

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Sat 30-Jun-12
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We used to have a cat who actually peed in the toilet if the lid was up- he would balance preariously with all four paws on the seat- it was very funny to watch.

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Mon 2-Jul-12
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As abore i hate chemicals and not only put my hand in the bowl but use my false teeth for  scraping of the lime scale

 

.Joking well part of it.

but i don,t buy chem,s as it saves money but mainley because the damage we are doing is insaine ( but thats just us os no offence given.medicinewave

Fri 13-Jul-12
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We have iron deposits in our loo and I use a couple of teaspoons of citric acid to get rid of it.

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