I have hated our upstairs toilet since we moved and SOO much regret not getting a new toilet seat when my dad was around to help with handy'man' stuff. The upstairs one is a little older and never comes totally clean. It smells up easily- and I'm not exactly sure why. I don't think it is the cleaning products, but I know if my dh notices he is going to blame that.
(Un)Fortunatly he doesn't seem to mind dirty bathrooms as much as I do.
I switched to bs & vinegar after we moved because I had thrown out all our old cleaning stuff when we moved (transportation hazard
). I just noticed that the screws on the upstairs toilet and the newer downstairs toilet seem rusty and dirty.
Is this because I'm spraying with vinegar and not rinsing the vinegar all the way out? I do use a 50/50 water vinegar mix.
My mom recently mentioned that she used straight vinegar on somethign and it ate away at it... so I guess I have that on my mind.
Now, I'm not sure if it was like this when we bought the house or if it just started-- I mean I clean the toilet but I try not to get eye to eye with it, so I could surely have missed it.
Can I just replace the screws with newer ones or go with replacing the whole seat?
On a related toilet note, the upstairs toilet resevoire is also disgusting. I've looked at a few before (some as old as ours) and all of them looked white and the water fairly clean and clear. Not ours. Oh gross.
I told my dh that if I was dying there would be no way in he(ck) I would drink the water out of that resevoir. It looked brown, slimy yucky.
Should I be concerned? Is that reason enough to get a new toilet at some point.
Oh, and the previous owners redid the bathroom within the last 10 years... why oh why didn't they replace the Loo!
Btw, I'm not a very squirmish person, but I hate toilets and bathrooms (especially when they are shared by other people). I'm getting really grossed out adn making a much bigger deal out of this than I should, but blech.