Saturday, January 16, 2010
Here's your household cleaning hint for the day: change your toilet flapper. That's a flapper up there. How does changing your flapper help with your house cleaning chores? Read on.
Several months ago, I noticed that my downstairs toilet was making strange noises. When I opened the tank, I noticed that my flapper wasn't sealing. I bought a new $5 flapper and installed it myself in less than five minutes.
This not only stopped the strange noises and decreased my water bill, it also had another unexpected effect. I noticed when I removed the old flapper, black stuff came off all over my hands. Eureka! This is what was causing the black ring to form in my toilet within a day of Scrubbing Bubble-ing it. After I changed my flapper, I no longer had the black ring form in my toilet bowl between cleanings.
Go check your flapper. If it's old and black and touching it leaves yucky black stuff on your hands, change it. If you're as lazy as me about cleaning toilets, you'll be glad you did.