how do you clean your bathroom/comfortroom? do you use muriatic acid?

@ckyera (17208)
Philippines
June 23, 2009 8:07am CST
i do...but i find it not that good. i mean its good in getting rid of stains coz it acts fast, what i don't like is its bad smell that sometimes i accidentally inhaled i know its not good for my health but what else can i use to effectively remove the stains on the tiles of the bathroom? when i'm cleaning the bathroom or comfort room i usually first put the muriatic acid on the floor and on the bowl...and leave it for some minute, then brush it, rinse with water, then brush again with soap and chlorine, and rinse again... i want a clean comfort room and so i really put efforts in cleaning it and i do put some deodorizer inside...to eliminates odor... i am annoyed with people who uses it and did not flushed after... how about you? how do you keep cleanliness in your bath/comfort room? what are the things you do? can you please share? maybe i find new things from you on what's effective ways and things to use in cleaning the bath/comfort room... thanks in advance and have a nice day!
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14 responses
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hey ! nice to hear that you to are very much into your bathroom /toilet. me i am so critical with may comfort room , i really like it clean and free of dirt. I used to washed it also with muriatic acid but they say it gonna tear down your tiles and tubes ( where water runs) so i stop using muriatic acid instead i make use of xonrox (bleach) and cleanser to wash away dirt. I have white tiles all over so when theres molds and mildews and other stains you can easily detect and its so evident that i dont want it really.
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@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
i also make use of that product...but there are some stains that are really stubborn and i cant take it away easily that's why i use muriatic acid...it works faster...just have foul odor! but anyway, i think its really important to keep cleanliness in our environment, especially in bathroom coz if not all the germs & bacteri will be happy living there! eeew! thanks rona for sharing!
@laydee (12820)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
I don't use muriatic acid, I think it's much much too dangerous and it could have ill-effects on your lungs and system if you inhale it. I'd rather just use dry chlorine for it, let it sit there for a little while with soap and water, then scrub it using rubber gloves and tough scrub. I always remember to turn on the exhaust fan and keep the door open so as not to inhale bad chemicals. Perhaps if you use muriatic, you should at least have proper precaution by using rubber gloves and ventilating the washroom better if you must do it yourself.
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@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
yes thanks laydee... safety firsts before anything else! thanks for sharing and advice...
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
I dont't recommend muriatic acid in cleaning bathrooms since there is a tendency in ruining the sparkle of tiles. I just use bleach "zonrox" which is very effective and not that bad when inhaled. I spray it all over and leave on for few minutes. After which i put cleanser and rinse with water which really removes dirt and stains.
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@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
i also use "zonrox" it has better smell and sure it works... i just use muriatic once a week or once every two weeks, i use it to remove the stubborn stains that sometimes can't be removed by other cleansers... thanks for sharing bluishrose...
@kabudel (175)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Hi ckyera! Maybe once a week use of muriatic acid isn't so bad. Just make sure not to leave the bathroom too damp: sweep the extra water to drain off faster... I find that helpful with our bathroom everytime I shower. As for the next person using the bathroom, remind them the same sanitary procedure you're working with, to maintain a clean bath/comfy room. =)
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@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
hello kabudel thanks for the advice...yes i just use muriatic once a week sometimes once every two weeks... thanks again and have a nice day!
• Malaysia
23 Jun 09
Kiwi Kleen - Kiwi Kleen - Floor Cleaner - Anti Bacterial - Apple Fresh - 2Litre. The photo attached - I snapped it beside my laptop computer just now. June 23, 2009_Monday_9.35pm.
In this case, I think I am fortunate because I have my habitual bathroom cleaning pattern. Every time I take bath, I sweep the bathroom floor with all-plastic broom which I placed in the bathroom. Cleaning without using any floor cleaner liquid(chemical) unless on Sunday I use Kiwi Kleen - Floor Cleaner - Anti Bacterial - Apple Fresh - 2Litre. (photo attached - I snapped it beside my laptop computer just now). By doing it daily(sweeping), it will looks naturally clean.
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@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
oh thanks for the effort and for the information...i consider it the next time i clean the bathroom... i have tried before some cleaners like that but it is not as effective as muriatic...but i try again coz i really want to get rid of muriatic acids... thanks again...
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hmmmmm.... i use albatross to make my bathroom smells good.but usually i dont do much in cleanning, someone does for me .its really hard to clean a bathroom specially when the tiolet gets stock!thats one thing i most hate in cleanning a bathroom. but im trying hard to clean my own bathroom because who else does? but me...how about you?what do you put to make your bathroom smells good?
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@mobhomeir (7567)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
Don't use purely acid. You can use those Toilet Bowl Cleaner chemicals. Though its basic component is acid but its smell being minimized because of some chemicals they added on it including the scents that you can't smell anymore pure Acid. Also, never use pure acid in your tile flooring and toiler bowl, it can take away the smooth and shiny of your tiles and it could easily make your tiles broken...Happy toilet-cleaning..
@mobhomeir (7567)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
..I mean TOILET BOWL...thanks
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
thanks for the advice and info...but those cleansers are expensive . i think, and muriatic acid is much cheaper...hehehe
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@mobhomeir (7567)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
It's okay at least I already gave you the choices. It's up to you which is which,,Happy cleaning..
@kun2349 (23484)
• Singapore
23 Jun 09
Firstly, i dun really clean the bathroom as often.. haha =D Secondly, if i were to clean it, i will make sure i do a thorough one, and that includes everything inside the toilet and door.. haha =D MOst of the time, i will only be scrubbing, rinsing, brushing, and even do mopping in the bathroom.. haha =D I wont be using muriatic acid either as i dunno what it is.. I'm using 'GIF' to take out those stains, if there are any.. After which, i will rinse it off being repeating the same process till i see same results.. And i will not stop unless i see the difference in my washing up.. hehe ^_^ As a result, i will take about 1.5-2hrs or so, to clean up a very small bathroom.. lol =D
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
hahaha...then get someone to clean it for you...1.5-2 hrs is very long time for cleaning the comfort room! its a waste of time already! how big is your comfort room? hehehe well, muriatic acid is really a very strong chemical that can actually burn your skin...so we really need to be careful in using it because aside from burning the skin, it can actually makes you blind if it gets into your eyes...
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@kun2349 (23484)
• Singapore
24 Jun 09
That's why i dun clean it often.. lol =D It's not very big, maybe just about the same size as yours.. ANd a bathtub definitely wont be able to fit into it.. hehe ^_^ As long as it's anything to do with acid, i will not touch it, just in case of what u mentioned.. It's too dangerous, just because i wanna wash my bathroom?? No way, man!! haha =D I have better use for my danger in other more exciting places though ^_^
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
aw okay! well i am thinking what activities are worth putting you in danger? by the way, i am more cautious now when using acids while cleaning...and i am using a lower acid content, but still its itchy when get to the skin...
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@coolcat123 (4390)
• India
3 Jan 10
we have a lady who comes every week to clean the toilet and bathroom, we pay some money and she cleans the place , we have this acid which is used to clean the toilet, I dont remember the name. I remember ione thing which my teacher said to us once, she said cold drinks are so harmful that it can be used to clean the toilet too.
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
hello coolcat! well its good for you that you have someone who do it for you...:-) really? cold drinks such as...?
@Hazelrose (2187)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
Hi cky,What a nice question ,ha ha ha! Well...No,i do not use muriatic acid in cleaning our comfort room.I am using toilet bowl cleaner.Muriatic is very strong and it may triggers my asthma.While the tuff toilet bowl cleaner has a good scent.Well... i just spread all over the bowl and tiles then leave it for 20 minutes then wash with water.I also use deodoriser to elliminates bad odor.Thanks for a nice topic.Have a nice day!
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
hello ms hazelrose... sorry for this very late reply... well, maybe i will also stop using muriatic acid in cleaning the bathroom/comfort room... but the problem is that, there are some stubborn stains that can't be removed by some toilet bowl cleaner...huh! i even use mr. muscle before but it don't work the way muriatic acid works! haha well, the stains that i clean in the cr are stains made by the previous owners of the house i am living in...but after i cleaned it, the next time i will clean it again, i am just using zonrox...and powder detergent... well, thanks for your response and some tips... good day!
@chraiz05 (20)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
We do use muriatic acid in cleaning the bathroom because the dirt will easily be cleaned when we use muriatic acid. You only have to be carefull with it in using, avoid contcting into your skin, eyes and other parts of the body because it will harm you.
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
yes true, we should be very careful when using muriatic acid...its really dangerous. i once get a mild burn from it, but thanks that i am using a low concentrate muriatic that it don't really burn my skin...just an irritation. its itchy and when you scratch it you will be wounded1 soooo bad!. from the, i become very careful in using it and i heard in the news that there's someone who gets blind because the acid accidentally gets in her eyes! that's sad...
@playapal (894)
• United States
24 Jun 09
You know I never heard of muriatic acid for cleaning until I moved to Mexico, they seem to use it to clean a lot of things here. I do buy it occasionally, I had surgery a month ago and have had a maid come in once a week to clean, so she uses it. Normally I fill an empty spray bottle with a little dish soap almost half the bottle full of bleach and the rest water. Everytime I take a shower, I spray the shower stall when I get out. I also pour straight bleach in my toilet every couple of days. I really hate the smell of the muriatic acid.
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
oh i see...thanks playapal... i agree with you, the smell of muriatic acid really stinks! its stronger than the smell of a vinegar...
@roger30 (40)
• United States
24 Jun 09
To Clean Your Toilet Thoroughly, You the following tools. And should stock up the supply closet of your comfort room with them... Another way to prevent odors from forming in your toilet is to use a toilet rim deodorizer. Do not mix or pour bleach in a toilet that contains muriatic acid.
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
ah okay, thanks for the advice... i think yes, keeping the supplies, like soaps inside the bathroom can also helps in giving the bathroom a good smell...
@meggggg (155)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
isn't it dangerous to use muriatic acid? don't it burn your skin?
@ckyera (17208)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
its somehow dangerous i think if you didn't use it with precautions... i use it with care and i see to it that it will not touch my skin...sometimes i use gloves to protect my hands...
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