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Aussie mum’s very unlikely hack to fix common problem in every bathroom


Aussie home owners are in a frenzy over a very unlikely cleaning hack to fix a common problem in many bathrooms around the country.

Sharing on a popular Facebook page, one mum revealed how she transformed the drain in her bathroom using tomato sauce.

The popular condiment is proving very useful in removing black scum and stubborn build-up from grates in the floor.

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All you have to do is squirt a generous amount of the sauce around and over the areas and leave it to work its magic.

After a few hours – and even overnight – give the area a gentle wipe or scrub before rinsing away the sauce and scum.

The hack also works wonders on the base of taps and around sinks, where black debris can also build-up.

An Aussie mum has shared her unlikely hack for transforming the drain in your bathroom. Credit: Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia/Facebook

In her post, the home owner revealed how the simple trick had made her drain look new again.

“Thank you for the tomato sauce hack! I left tomato sauce on the drain overnight, cleaned it with a soft cloth this morning and voila! It worked wonders!” she wrote on the Cleaning and Organising Inspiration Australia Facebook group.

The mum also shared before and after photos of the grate, showing the unbelievable difference.

Many Facebook users said they assumed the black on their floor drains couldn’t be repaired.

“Wow our drain looks like this – and because it was black, I thought it was the colour coming off. I might have to try this,” said one.

Another home owner revealed how they used tomato sauce to make their drain look brand new again. Credit: Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia/Facebook

Added another: “I would have honestly assumed that the first picture was just scratches not rust! Looks brand new!”

Wrote a third: “Oh what! I thought the chrome was coming off my drain or something! I’m off to give it squirt with sauce now!”

One more responded: “Heck! Never heard that one before. Incredible results. Does make me think though whats in the sauce we eat!”

Another said: “I can’t believe this!”

Another home owner shared this before and after of their drain, after cleaning with tomato sauce. Credit: Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia/Facebook

Hundreds said they were keen to give the hack a go, while others agreed the simple trick worked wonders.

“I did this last night too, it works soooo good!” said one.

Another wrote: “I did the same a few days ago! Was very surprised.”

Said a third: “Trying this tonight. OMG!”

Wrote one more: “I can’t believe this!”

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Source: 7News