This week I wanted to share questions that popped up in my
email this last week. It was like
someone sounded an alarm, and you all responded. Hoping that your neighbors’ problems will help
you with yours.
Question: You’ve been very helpful with an issue we had
earlier, and now I’m reaching out for advice on this toilet. I have no idea
what these stains are. The toilet is fairly new and installed just a little
over a year ago. It’s located in a guest bedroom that isn’t used very often.
I’ve tried scrubbing, but to no avail. It’s almost like it’s a coating of some
sort. Any suggestions that you might have would be appreciated. Thank you very much.
Answer: The product is Delete Germ.
It will remove the hard water stains that have built up in the
bowl. To remove these heavy stains, use
Delete Germ and a Flexi Scour. Once you
remove this heavy stain, using Delete Germ once a week will be enough to keep
it clean. Let me mention one more thing. The hard water that builds up in the bowl
also builds up inside the rim of the bowl.
And then the water is constricted.
Not enough water will come through those jets to flush the bowl
clean. So, when you clean the bowl, put
Delete Germ in the over-flow pipe in the tank.
Lift the lid of the tank, put about a cup in the pipe (not the water!)
and then just let it work over night. Keeping
up with this will allow the toilet to flush cleaner, and you will not waste
water by having to flush twice.
Question: I have recently had my bathroom remodeled,
and decided I wanted to keep my 1957 cast iron bathtub. However, the finish is
dull, and although they tried to polish it, it only is pretty and shiny when it
is wet. It seems you always have a great product for every imaginable home
need, so is there any product you can recommend to restore the shine to my tub?
Answer: I am so glad you are keeping that tub! It’s so much easier to maintain and clean
than a fiberglass or acrylic tub. Use
Delete Germ and a Scotch Bright green scrubby sponge. Wearing gloves, put a stream of Delete Germ
on a third of the tub and clean immediately.
DO NOT think that leaving it on over night or for a few hours will clean
better…. because it won’t and might etch the surface of the tub. I am telling you this from experience. So clean and rinse immediately. Then tackle the other parts of the tub. Rinse completely. I am hoping that no abrasive or caustic
cleaner has damaged the tub and it is just dirty and stained with hard
water. Fingers crossed for you…let me
Question: Thank you for your wonderful
article each week in the newspaper. All of your research and recommendations
always are a success! What should I use to clean bronze bathroom fixtures as I
have ruined two stoppers in my tub using to strong of a cleaner and the bronze
has turned ugly colors?
Answer: Oiled rubbed bronze finishes are different because
they are softer. They don’t tell you
that when you buy them. Use Flitz FaucetWax Plus. It’s made for oil rubbed
bronze and gold fixtures and will remove any hard water spots without damaging
Question: How can I clean my Weber grill that was borrowed and returned
full of paper that had been burned in it? Is it still safe to cook food in it?
It had apparently smoldered with the lid closed since there are smoke stains
around the air vent.
Answer: I think you will be fine if you just clean
it. Use Holy Cow Concentrated Degreaser
and clean all the surfaces. Wear
gloves. Use a non-scratch pad so you
don’t mar the finish. You will be fine
and cooking burgers in no time.
Question: Our pipe from garbage disposal to sink drain
keeps stopping up. We have taken it apart and food remained in it. Our disposal
may not be powerful enough. Is there
anything we can put down disposal to keep it clear?
Answer: Use Instant Power Disposal and DrainCleaner. Works every time.