Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Check out What Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner did to My Toilet

I did the unthinkable.

I posted not one but three pictures of the inside of my toilet.

It’s not my fault.

Wait, don’t hit that little “x” up in the top right corner yet. Hear me out. Your toilet might just thank you…

Now before you think what a wack job or I would never do that how brave I am. Let me assure you, bravery would have been taking a picture BEFORE I cleaned it.

We live in Boonieville. Population: 12 (people that is, one of which is “The Sheriff”), 31 horses and 2,678,932 mosquitos (at last count).

We take our water from a well so it’s hard. Like really hard. Not sure if you’ve ever seen a toilet after four years of “torture by hard water” (and you won’t see one from me, I’m not that crazy, truth be told, I forgot to take a picture, I would totally have posted a picture of that) but it’s not pretty.

I’m sure you’re thinking, why not just get a water softener and be done with it. First of all, then I wouldn’t be able to blog about it, secondly, I love the taste of our water (I love the taste of most water, if you think that water doesn’t taste different, well, that’s a whole other post), thirdly, have you ever showered with soft water, might as well have a shower in slime and last but not least, it costs money and I’m frugal.

Over the years, we have tried everything. Well, we thought we’d tried everything. We’d even gone into Ottawa to purchase several products from specialty stores (at over $20 a flush). None of them worked. And not for lack of elbow grease. We pretty near sprained joints that I didn’t know existed trying to get the bowl clean.

It was so bad that people would ask us “what’s up with your toilet”. In the back of their minds, I’m sure that they were dreading the response, I mean, what if I said it was well, you know.

That was until we found this.

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner
It all started when Uncle Eric showed up and handed me this blue bottle and told me to try it.

“It can’t hurt to try” he said, “besides, it’s on sale”.

Three days later, I managed to coordinate the application of said product before bedtime and in the morning, presto, half the stains were gone and I hadn’t even torn a rotator cuff. The next night, I drained out some of the water and applied again. Almost gone. And the next night, you guessed it, it was as new as the day we bought it (I won’t go and say “as clean as” or “clean enough to eat out” of because well, that’s gross).

Don’t listen to me, you be the judge.

Clean Toilet After Using Lysol 1
Clean Toilet After Using Lysol 2
Clean Toilet After Using Lysol 3
Pretty clean huh! Can you see my reflection in the third picture? Gross Neat huh!

Have you Ever Tried Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner?

Disclosure: Journeys of The Zoo was not compensated for this post in anyway (unless those coupons that I cut out of the paper count). I think the fact that there’s a sticker across the brands name (which I didn’t place there), says it all but just in case. Not that I wouldn’t be open to the idea…

Special Note. Since I was able to determine (within one week) that the product worked like a charm, I was able to take advantage of the weekly sale to stock up. But not before I received a “two-for-one” coupon in the mail the day before. Priceless.

14 thoughts on “Check out What Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner did to My Toilet

  1. Rene

    Oh, I have seen it and it was pretty bad. I think I've even asked 'what's up with your toilet?'.
    I am in awe, but I must ask – is it safe for septic? I always have trouble finding something that I know to be safe(r) for my septic system…

  2. Rae T. (Auqakuh)

    Guess what we just bought yesterday when I finally caved and went out for groceries? You got it. Going to try your overnight trick on ours. I’ll be sure to report back! 🙂

  3. Robin

    Seriously, it’s probably disturbing that I am as excited as I am right now, to find this product. We have bizarre stains that can only be hard water. I say “bizarre”, because they began about a year ago and are only in one of our toilets!!!!!!!!!!! To my knowledge, our water has not changed in the last year and it’s certainly not different in one toilet than the other. I have tried everything, but they just don’t budge. I guess I actually have NOT tried EVERYTHING, because I have never tried this product. But you can bet I WILL try it and will let you know how that goes. Hope it works for me!! Well…for my toilet, you know what I mean…

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I just rolled up laughing when I read this. Written beautifully, thank you for making my morning. Btw, that’s also the one I use – my advice, store in a plastic bag, mine dripped a little and now my brand new cupboard has a blue stain on the bottom, grrr.

    1. admin

      Dear Elizabeth,

      Isn’t it amazing! I hadn’t thought about “the drip”. I always wipe the top off (little kids) and store it on the top shelf so I wouldn’t notice if it dripped anyways. Thanks for the tip and all your support. I always love seeing all your comments. They make my day 🙂

      Besos, Sarah

  5. Jo-Anne Pfoh

    I love you !! I have the same issue and since I am going shopping tomorrow I am going to pick this up. Thanks for the great reveiw

    1. admin

      Dear Jo-Anne,

      It works like a charm! I had a 2-for-1 coupon and got them both for $3.99. No regrets.
      Let me know how it goes. Put that on the list of things I never thought I’d say…

      Besos, Sarah


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