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‘Holy heck’: Aussie mum’s plea for help after ‘nightmare’ find in bathroom


An Aussie home owner has issued a plea for help after making a disturbing discovery in her bathroom.

Sharing on a popular Facebook page, the mum posted an image of the tiles in front of her shower cubicle and asked “How would you deal with this?”

The photo showed white string-like pieces coming out of the tiles, prompting some to panic and think they were worms.

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“I thought that was f***ing worms – had a heart attack for a minute there,” said one.

Another wrote: “Did anyone else freak out thinking it was worms of some sort?!”

A third added: “Lord, I thought that was worms.”

The mum shared this image of the tiles in front of her shower. Credit: Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia/Facebook

In fact, the “worms” were rubber strands that were left behind by a rubber-backed bath mat which had ben left on heated floors.

“It’s from a bath mat melting to the floors,” she explained on the Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia page.

“Would love some advice what would be best to use to get it off.”

Many were shocked to see that a bath mat could cause such damage to tiled floors.

‘My god’

“Has it never been moved? Washed? Hung up? My god,” said one.

Another said: “Right, well I’ve added this to my list of ‘things I never thought I’d have to worry about but clearly I f***ing do.’”

A third responded: “Holy heck, I have never seen that before.”

Added one more: “I should show this to my step son. I’m trying to teach him the habit and importance of hanging up the bath mat after a shower.”

Another said: “What a nightmare, had no idea this could happen.”

The mum said the rubber from her bath mat had melted into the tiles, leaving behind this residue. Credit: Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia/Facebook

Many, however, had very helpful tips to remove the tricky cleaning issue.

Top of the list of suggestions were to try a “goo remover” – such as Orange Power Sticky Spot and Goo Disolver. Others suggested trying a hairdryer, a window or paint scraper, WD40 and even eucalyptus oil.

“This happened to my mum and I used Eucalyptus oil and it all came off,” said one.

Another wrote: “I had a bath mat do that once. My tiles were old though so I used a scraper and I think eucalyptus oil.”

A third said: “Oh no, do yourself a favour go to Bunnings and buy GOO remover. It’s bloody amazing on anything sticky ! Especially that!

“Same thing happened to mine cheap mat it took it off in seconds! No scrubbing at all just wiped away … I left it a minute or two.”

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Source: 7News