Newest Review: ... tried some cheaper brands but found they didn't clean as well so now just stick to using Domestos. Bleach is dangerous, it can burn and ... more
I blame the sun
Member Name: freud
Advantages: strong, thick & effective
Disadvantages: smells very strong indeed
It happens every year - once we get the first signs of spring & our first glimpse of the sun - I have this sudden urge to clean the house so it's a good job we don't have sun all year round!
I was debating where to start this morning & decided I'd tackle a couple of unpleasant tasks which I've been putting off for weeks which included having a real 'good go' at the shower in the bathroom. I've tried all sorts of products to try & get the black mildewy marks off the base of the shower with no real success & due to poor workmanship re: the grouting I've had to be careful where I put my fingers as the edges are sharp in places!
Today I had a brainwave & went for my Domestos (cost £2 for 2 litres) thinking that if this didn't work then nothing would. I'd seen on How Clean is Your House that bleach was the best product for this sort of task but had tried using Tesco Value without much success so this time I used the Baddy of em all & it worked! Although not every single trace has disappeared thankfully most has & it's now drying out nicely with the windows open...
When I finally managed to open the childproof cap I was hit by the smell - it took me straight back to my childhood & my Mum's kitchen when she used to bleach her dishcloths! I'd forgotten how strong the smell was but I'd also forgotten how good Domestos is - I've never come across a bleach quite as thick nor as powerful as this - no wonder it claims to 'kill all known germs'
Reading the side of the bottle I see you should dilute it for many jobs but I decided to use it neat. As advised I wore rubber gloves & made sure the room was well ventilated, that I didn't spill any & made sure none went near my eyes.
Luckily the cat & dog didn't come anywhere near (now I know how to make them scarper!) & with a sponge in one hand, my bleach in the other & a towel for wiping down (after rinsing) I made quick work of destroying the wretched black mould (or whatever).
It rinsed off well, the smell is disappearing as we speak & the shower base looks great. I decided, while I was in the mood, to pop some down the loo & dilute a little in a bucket to wipe down the bathroom surfaces & am well pleased - it even seemed to make the taps look better.
I won't be buying the cheap stuff again as Domestos seems to go a long way & I'm sure it's more economical in the long run & I'd recommend trying it.
ps - anyone know when the rain's due? lol
Summary: the best bleach I've ever used