Need non-bleach cleaning solutions for tile

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  1. abcgrad94

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    Since we have a septic tank, I cannot use anything with bleach to clean the bathroom. The shower tile has ugly dark mold and I cannot get it off just using vinegar and a toothbrush. Any ideas? The vinegar is also not getting the ring inside the toilet.

    I don't want to hurt the septic, but I really want to get the bathroom CLEAN!
     
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    I use bleach in my septic all the time, but the best product out there for bathrooms is Comet Bathroom SPRAY. It is citric acid and you want to spray it on while holding your breath and the walk away for a couple of minutes while it works. It's not fumey at all, but it hangs in the air as you spray it and is unpleasant to breath. But it has to soak anyhow for a minute or two to really pull off those rings/mold and by the time that happens you'll only smell the mild smell of the spray.

    Then take a majic eraser and all that gunk should just wipe away.

    My second thought, but it takes a LOT more elbow grease it to mix vinegar with baking soda and use a scrub brush (this will clean your drains at the same time). I've done this before too, in a pinch, but it really isn't my fav. You'll want to wear gloves with this method.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. matt wade

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    Bartender's Friend, a brush, and elbow grease.
     
  4. annsni

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    I agree - we have a sceptic system and always use bleach. I even use bleach to unclog the bathroom drains! (Pouring a few cups of bleach, letting it sit while I get a full kettle of water to boil then pour the boiling water down the drain. It always works for the gunky bathroom sinks!
     
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    We use bleach constantly here...laundry, cleaning etc., and we have a septic system. Have been in this house 12 years in August and never had a single, solitary problem.
     
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    That's good to know about the bleach, and I'll use it as a very last resort if I must. I'm so allergic, though, that I try to use other remedies when possible.
     

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