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    • Parozone Bleach / Household Cleaning / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      30.10.2010 17:48
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      kill those toilet germs!

      i normally have a bottle of bleach in my cleaning cupboard for cleaning floors and the loo. I normally buy domestos, however recently i went to the shop and they had no domestos on the shelf so i made do with this parozone bleach. It was slightly cheaper than domestos at around 90p and the bottle i picked up was yellow for citrus fragrance. The bottle has descriptions for use and precautions, etc, and states that it kills toilet germs 100%.

      I use some on the floor. I didn't really pay much attention to the instructions, i just squirted as much as i felt necessary into my mop bucket with hot water. I found that it left my floor nice and clean with no stickyness under foot and no streak like some floor cleaners i previously used have so was pleased with this. The smell didn't really smell too much of citrus to be honest, but i like the clinical bleach smell anyway.

      In my loo it also worked well. The bottle has the usual curved neck to allow you to squirt it under the toilet rim where the germs really build up. I found the bleach not to be as thick as domestos but this allowed the bleach to cover the whole loo bowl. I left it to do its germ killing job whilst i cleaned the rest of the bathroom before flushing it away after 15 miuntes or so and was pleased to see it left the loo clean and shiny just as well as my usual domestos.

      Overall this is a good bleach. I'll probably return to domestos next time though but this is a good cheap alternative.

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      03.10.2010 22:03
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      a good bathroom cleaner

      I'm not overly housetidy but i always like to keep the kitchen and bathroom clean. In the bathroom i have recently picked up this bottle of dettol multi-action bathroom cleaner. It comes in a 750ml white bottle with a red spray head and cost me about £1.50. The bottle has instructions and precautions on the back, and tells you that it kills 99.9% of bacteria, dissolves limescale, cuts soap scum, removes bathroom dirt and leaves a fresh fragrance.

      I've used this today for my weekly bathroom deep clean. I normally wipe around before i go sleep with the cleaning wipes. I used it to spray down the shower, bath, sink and the outside of the loo. The smell is very strong of bleach so you will need to ventilate the room when using it. I tend to spray down all the surfaces and then going from shower, to bath, etc. I find this gives it sufficent time to fizz at any dirt so alls needed is a wipe with a clothe. I also love that this product kills all the yucky bacteria. Nothing like a freshly cleaned bathroom. One thing that i find is that the spray sometimes leaves the cleaner dripping down the bottle, and thus hands. I now use it wearing gloves. Most of the time it works fine though.

      I never tend to stick to one particular cleaning product so i won't go out my way to buy it again, but i'd know to look for this when doing any offers in the shops. It has left my bathroom looking sparkling clean and white and smelling clean too, which i rather like in a way.

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    • Domestos Bleach / Household Product / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      28.08.2010 02:11
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      no. 1 germ killer

      I always have a bottle of bleach in my cupboard and domestos is my bleach of choice. I'm probably a slave to advertisment but i just associate it with killing germs. I also find that it is thicker than other brands of bleach too which i quite like, especially down the loo! It is also very versitile and can be used on all sorts of surfaces not just the toilet.

      This bottle of domestos i have in front of me is pink and cost £1 for a bottle of 750ml of bleach. The bottle has a child resistant red cap along with the usual instuctions. It can be used in toilets, floors, sinks, drains and bins and other surfaces though i just tend to use it for germy areas like the floor and toilets.
      I like my floor to be germ free because i my LO still crawls around the floors and with people in and out of the house all sorts of horrible germs are brought in. To use i just give the mop bucket a good squirt and add hot water. When using this to mop i always find it leaves my floor surfaces shinny and clean and leaves no residue marks or stickyness like some floor cleaners i have used before have.
      In my loo i did intend to use the harpic i brought today. I used the harpic in the downstairs loo as that had some bad limescale. I left the harpic bottle in the downstairs loo when i came to cleaning the main bathroom. This toilet was not too affected with limescale and i had the domestos to hand so used this for the second toilet. Its worth mentioning that bleach will not remove limescale so this is probably not the product if you have a scaled loo. As it was i just wanted something to kill germs. The toilet is generally the germiest of the germy places so i like to use bleach here. I'd imagine it would be germs worst nightmare watching someone standing over the loo with a bottle of domestos before their inpending deaths hehe. Anyway using it is simple. The curved top of the bottle reaches under the rim allowing you to squirt the thick yellowy liquid around the toilet and into the water at the bottom. The smell has no nice fragrance but it is bleach after all so i wouldn't expect any different. If i wanted a fragrance loo i'd use a rimblock. I lowered the toilet lid and got on with the rest of the cleaning. Last thing to do was to flush the loo clean. On my return the noticebly thick bleach was still clinging including under the rim, unlike the harpic. A flush and the loo was left with a layer of foam and the bowl sparkling.

      Overall i will always buy this stuff. I don't trust anything to make sure all the germs are zapped on my floor and the toilets. Its definitely better than harpic or toilet duck unless you want to remove any troublesome limescale or to leave a fresh scented loo.

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        28.08.2010 01:38
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        fly free zone

        Ok. I am generally a animal lover and never like killing things, little or big but my new house had quite a few flies trapped around the windows. Probably hatched from thier eggs whilst the house was locked and were trapped i'd imagine. Even though i tried to encourage them out by leaving the doors and window open this actually seemed to invite more of the bloody things in the house! I didn't see the point of cleaning the house only to have these filthy germ carriers all over the newly cleaned surfaces so put some fly killer on my shopping list at wilkinsons.

        The bottle comes in a blue metal spray can and cost £2. It has all the usual instructions and precautions on the can which are worth reading when using a nasty toxic product like this especially if you have children or pets.

        Anyway, my first cleaning task today was to get rid of the flies. At first i hunted the flies individually before cornering them. A direct spray and the fly will begin to loose its flying ability and come crashing down to ground where it will then struggle and generally end up crawing and spinning in circles. Its looks quite a horrible i death i have to say but the killing process is probably done with after a minute of initial contact. After getting fed up with chasing the buggers i decided to follow the instructions and close all windows and doors in each room and blitz each room. I left the spray to do it work for about 5 minutes in each room. On my return i found that the room was no longer filled with that annoying buzzing. All the flies were on the floor either dead or dying. I then hoovered up all the carcases. The smell. Well the smell is quite horrible but it is a fly killer so can't expect anything other i'd imagine.

        Overall this product exceeded in doing what i set out to do. Kill all flies. As i said i don't really like using these products but sometimes, especially in the summer its necessary to get out the fly spray to get rid. Definitely recommend!

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        28.08.2010 01:14
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        clean toilet!

        If you read my previous review on dettol mould and mildrew remover you'll know i've spent the day giving my new house a good clean. As standard with household cleaning the toilets needed a clean. I usually use domestos because i like the reassurance of its germ killing power, but i noticed that one of the two toilets had a bit of limescale under the rim and around the waterline so i know i also needed some harpic as i seen of tv advets that bleach only whitens the limescale.

        This harpic is the harpic 100% limescale remover brand that comes in a blue 750ml plastic bottle. There are various types of harpic brands which i have used before but went with this because i really wanted to shift the grotty germ infested limescale. Yuck! The bottle was on offer too for 99p but it normally comes around £1.50 i think.

        Using the product is very simple. Like most loo cleaners it has the curved top to reach under the rim. Getting the lid off as with these cleaners was quite tricky for those with small hands but i had it off never the less. Reassuring i suppose for those with kids, though i keep these products out of harms way generally. When i cleaned the downstairs loo i firstly gave this a squirt around the rim and left it to loosen the limescale whilst i cleaned the wash basin and the outside of the loo. The liquid is thick blue, not as thick as domestos but it did cover the whole bowl effectively. After about five minutes i then went in my faithful toilet brush and gave it a good scrub. After a bit of pursuassion the limescale began to loosen under the rim. The limescale around the waterline was more easier to remove. I then gave the loo a flush and gave the loo another squirt before lowering the lid. The bottle says to leave for an hour to kill germs but i ended up leaving it till i finish all the house cleaning so the last thing to do was flush the toilets clean. When i returned after a few hours the liquid has clung quite well though it had no clung as well under the rim i noticed. Anyway a flush and my loo was left sparkling and germ free. The smell is what i'd call classic toilet cleaner. Quite chemically with no real nice fragrance.

        Overall i would recommend this product for a dirty toilet. I generally clean my toilets every couple of days just to keep on top of the germs so the toilets don't really get a chance to build up limescale hence why i will probably return to my usual domestos for regular cleaning.

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        28.08.2010 00:42
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        a cleaner for all surfaces

        We've just moved into a new house. I wanted to give the place a thorough clean over before we moved in so, whilst i left my OH back packing stuff i went over with new keys today to give it a clean. I went to wilkinson to raid the cleaning aisle. One product i realised i needed from the viewings was something to remove limescale and grime in the kitchen and bathroom. There were various products mostly offering the same promises, but decided with dettol because its generally a trusted product for household hygiene. I remember my mum using the old dettol disinfectant when i was younger!

        Anyhow, this is dettol mould and mildrew remover and it comes in a bright green plastic 750ml bottle and cost around £2.50. Its promises to remove general kitchen and bathroom grime and kill 99.9% of germs.

        I first attacked the kitchen. The surfaces though generally clean had some grime inbetween the tiles. I followed the instructions and gave the offending areas a spray from a couple of inches. I then left it to act as instructed for a few minutes as i then attacked the sink. The sink had some watermarks around the waste pipes and water level. This was no match for dettol. A quick spray and a wipe with a warm damp cloth remove the marks in no time and returned the shinnyness. I then returned to the tiled with my scourer cloth and after a little encouragement found the grime beginnig to give way quite effectively. I alos gave the oven top a clean over, though this was actually quite clean to begin with.

        I then turned my attention to the bathrooms. The shower base in the main bathroom had a lot of grime. I don't know if the previous owner cleaned it well before they moved but it definitely needed attention. I again gave it a spray and left it to loosen the grime. It sort of fizzes on the grime i've noticed. In the meantime i gave the washbasin and bath a spray and wipe in a similar manor to the kitchen sink. It left the ceramic sprakling after rinsing. I retuned to the shower basin and got to work. As per usual when cleaning the shower i got water all over me so i've learned to wear my rags when using a bleach based product! After some encouragement the grime began to shift and after a spray with the shower heaf left the shower clean. I also used it on the tiles. I also used it to clean over the loo surfaces too. With it killing germs i was content in using this to wipe over the cistern, flush, seat and the bottom to get rid of any nasty germs.

        Overall i was very happy with the result of this product. It works wonders in both the kitchen and bathroom. I still have over the bottle left which not bad going i think after my vigurous cleaning session today. The only caution i have is the very strong bleachy smell. Not overly surprising seeing as its a cleaning product but the fumes can be quite overpowering especially when used in confined spaces like the shower so i'd recommend opening the windows to allow as much ventilation as possible. Other than this produvt is great to leave your surfaces spotlessly clean.

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          11.07.2010 13:16
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          a good loo cleaner

          we've just moved into a house. The house is an old cottage that has been empty for a good few months. Inevitably the house was quite dirty, certainly no hygenic enough to have a couple of toddlers to be in with their wondering hands. The house has two toilets, and both were very grotty and being left unused, and apparently uncleaned for a long time. There was stains beneath the rims and around the waterline at the bottom, and i shuddered to think of all the germs and nasties festering in their cosy nook. Before we moved i decided i would give the house a good cleaning blitz, generally the kitchens and bathrooms. I normally use domestos bleach to clean our toilets because of it's reassurance of killing the germs, but i was aware that bleach tends to just whiten any stains and limescale so was on the lookout for something a bit more stronger. I went to wilkinsons with the intention of buying the domestos zero limescale which i've used before with satisfactoy results against stains. However for some reason this was not being stocked, however they were stocking harpic powerplus which i have seen advertised on tele as being a powerfull cleaner so plonked it in my basket.

          The cleaner comes in a 750ml black bottle with red and yellow streaks. It cost around £1.50, which is quite expensive for a loo cleaner compared to my usual domestos bleach, but i was willing to pay this to get my toilets spotless. The bottle tells you on the front that it removes limescale and kills all germs.

          Anyhow i got home and gave the OH orders to take the little ones out for a few hours to enable me to get on with the cleaning without having the children under my feet all the time. Also i find that when i squirt cleaner around the loo that someone wants to use the toilet 5 minutes later thus flushing the cleaner away without having chance to properly clean.

          I gave the first toilet in the bathroom a good squirt under the rim. A thickish blue liquid dripped down the bowl. The liquid smelt of citurs and lemons which made a change from the usual domestos bleach smell. I then used a toilet brush to try and loosen some of the dirt and gave the toilet a flush. I gave a second application and left it. The bottle actually recommends leaving the liquid for an hour to kill all the germs. I then went downstairs and gave the second loo the same treatment. I then got on with cleaning the rest of the bathroom and the kitchen a good scrub. After a couple of hours i went back to finish off the toilets. I lifted the lid and the liquid had covered the bowl, but had already begun to slide off under the rim. Its certainly not as thick as my usual domestos which clings even as a few flushes. Anyhow, i gave the toilet a flush and most of the dirt was flushed away with only a little bit remaining beneath the rim and around the waterline. I gave it a third application and proceeded to give it a good scrub. To it's credit it didn't take much persuassion to remove the remaing dirt. I did this with the second loo too. In the end both loos were now spotless and gleamingly white. Hurrah, victory.

          Overall i was pleased with how this harpic cleaned my loos. It removed all the dirt and grime and left a nice smelling fragrance. I did use all the bottle mind you on the two loos but i didn't mind as i just wanted to get the loos spotless. I am also pleased that all the nasty germs had been sent packing. I did later squirt a bit of my usual domestos around justo make sure all germs had been killed just for piece of mind. I would recommend this product to anyone who has a nightmare loo, but personally i have already gone back to my usual domestos because its cheaper and i trust it to kill all the germs better.

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          20.06.2010 11:48
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          a reliable toilet cleaner

          this is a review of toilet duck. Its a toilet cleaner that comes in a 750ml plastic bottle with the trademark duck neck at the top. I think it costs less than a pound these days from most shops. It is available in three varieties, fresh (green bottle), ocean (blue), and citrus (orange). The bottle has the usual directions for use on the back along with precautions, and claims to be a 3 in 1 cleaner, thereby, its promises to remove limescale, leave a fresh fragrance aswell as killing 99.9% of germs in the toilet bowl.

          I normally use domestos at home in my toilets, but i recently started a part time cleaning job seeing as i like to clean i thought i may aswell earn some money cleaning for other people now that my youngest has started school, thereby giving me more free time. The company i work provide the cleaning materials, and one of them is toilet duck. I normally clean people's homes which i don't generally mind (though i have seen some right tip pits!) but once i did have to clean a office. That office i had to clean 14 toilets. I don't mind cleaning the loos at home, because i like to make sure they are germ free for when my little ones use it and i like the results of a sparkling white toilet, but i nearly fainted when i opened the door to ladies loo in the office to be greeted by 8 individual toilet cubicles, which all had to be cleaned, plus the 5 toilets in the males plus 4 urinals and another toilet in the disabled toilet!!

          Anyhow, using the product is relatively simple as im sure any mum will know how to clean a toilet. To release the lid at the top of the bottle you gently squeeze to lid and twist. Can be a bit tricky first time round due to the child-proof lid, but does get easier to open there on after. Then you aim the neck of the bottle under the toilet rim and squeeze the liquid around the bowl. The liquid is quite runny, a lot more so than my domestos, but it seems to cover the whole bowl quite well. I usually close the toilet lid and get on with the other parts of the bathroom before coming back to the toilet last to finish it off just so that it has enough time to kill the germs and loosen any dirt so i can give the loo a quick scrub and flush.

          I've seen some toilets with some quite bad limescale (not mine because i clean them every couple of days) and to be honest this isn't the best limescale remover. It will remove it eventually but it will need a good scrub and perhaps one or two further applications of the liquid. I would probably recommend a harpic toilet cleaner for any bad limescale.

          As for the fresh fragrance promise. Well toilet duck definitely hit the claim here. Our cleaning company provides the green fresh variety and it has a strong meadow/pine like fragrance that not only freshens the loo but the whole room too.

          As for the killing germs promise, well i can't see the germs unfortunately, but seeing as one of active ingredients is dissinfectant i can only trust that the little blighters are sent packing which at the end of the day is the main reason all us mums clean the loo, to leave it germ free. I wouldn't trust it as much as my domestos though, which seems to last longer on the loo after flushing thereby killing the germs for longer

          a drawback for this product is that green liquid sticks around after flushing leaving rather unattractive green streaks in the loo, which i don't like leaving in people's loos who im cleaning, so i normally have to give the toilet a couple of flushes to remove all traces of the liquid.

          All in all toilet duck is a well known cleaner that can be trusted to leave your loo clean and hygienic, but would still choose to use domestos in my toilets at home.

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          29.05.2010 11:55
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          go on give your loo a squirt

          I've reviewed the domestos 24 bleach recently but yesterday in tesco i saw the other version of domestos on offer. Domestos zero limescale. It normally costs around £1.75 (i think) but was on offer for 89p. As i said i usually use the regular domestos thick bleach but i have seen this advertised on tele but always thought it was quite expensive for something you essentially chuck down the loo.

          Anyhow this domestos comes in a 750ml black plastic bottle with the usual curved neck to reach under the loo rim with a green lid and label. The label says that it destroys limescale and the germs that breed in it even below the waterline. Now we don't get limescale where we are (thank god) but am pleased to see it has the same germ killing qualities of the usual domestos bleach.

          My other half has taken the little one out for the day so thought i'd get some cleaning done (theres nothing worse than putting some bleach down the loo only to hear someone flush the loo minutes later). Like most loo cleaners the lid was taken off by clicking and squeezing. Then its just a matter of aiming the bottle under the rim and squirting the liquid around the loo bowl. Two things surprised me here. Firstly the liquid was green instead of the usual clear domestos bleach. This is good because you can see that the whole bowl gets an even covering. Secondly the smell. It was a zangy lime fragrance instead of the usual bleach smell. Quite nice for a loo cleaner actually. Anyhow i close the loo seat and left the bleach to do its germ killing best whilst i cleaned the rest of the bathroom. Its been in the loo for about an hour now so will just nip off to see how it done...

          Ok am back. After an hour the bleach was still sticking to the sides especially under the rim which is the worst place for germs so i was pleased about this. Also the zangy smell is still there. Flushing my loo some of the liquid remains, which isn't ideal because it looks a bit messy in my opinion, and not having a toilet brush (hate the germy things) i had to flush a few more times to get of the excess liquid.

          Overall this is a really good loo cleaner. Its kills germs and smell great. I probably wouldn't pay full price for it mind because im happy with the usual domestos bleach when it comes to cleaning my loo but i'd definitely recommend it if you want a nice smelling loo cleaner.

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          22.05.2010 00:41
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          the best bleach around in my opinion

          This is a review of domestos 24 hour toilet bleach. Well i say toilet bleach but to be honest you can use the bleach all over the house in the sinks, worktops, drains. I personally on use it for the loo and for mopping the floors.
          Domestos 24 was on at teacos on offer for 50p a bottle when i went so grabbed 6 bottles. The bleach is really thick so normally a bottle lasts me about a couple of weeks for an average 2 toilet cleans and a 3 or 4 floors a week i suppose. I've always used domestos having remembering mum using it always though i do like to also use in between cleans the green toilet duck for the lovely smell but i always have a bottle of domestos in the loo for a proper clean. But thats the only problem with the bleach is the smell in my opinion, but cleaning its great. I normally give the loo a squirt and lower the seat and leave before i take the children to school and return after an hour so. The bleach is colourless but thick enough to see that it has covered the whole loo bowl as well as hang under the rim where you want it to so to give it time to do its germ killing work. Its really reassuring knowing that domestos kills all germs and that it carries on even after the flush especially when you have young children. You really get the impression your loo is clean, fresh and germ free after flushing the bleach down away.
          for the floor i usually add a 5 second squirt to the bucket and mix with hot water. The bottle has directions for use including floors but i found this sufficient. The bleach leaves my white kitchen and bathroom floors spotless and shining without any stickyness as i find with some floor cleaners.
          I would definitely recommend this bleach. It kills all known germs all over the house not just the loo.

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