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I got caught out many years ago when Viacal first came out, I was given a bottle of the stuff by the (at the time) swiss sales director who claimed it was brilliant for 'everything' in the bathroom so I used it on the bath and ruined the surface. When the rental agency tried to bill me for replacing the bath I handed the director the bill to sort out. Never mentioned again but I noticed soon afterwards that there was now a warning on the bottles!
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Be careful with that stuff-can ruin lots of surfaces including taps, marble etc.!
Always find normal super cheap "putz" vinegar works best when you use it on a regular basis.
Yes- the gates to Stepford opened wide for a lot of us gals who before were used to just living and having a good time... Until you have your first handover to give up your first appartment and your world and bank balance come crashing down!
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I had a pretty bad experience giving my apartment back in Dresden, and swore never again. I am a pretty gifted house-wife when I need it to be, but landlords can be hell-hounds out to sniff up your skirt and steal your wallet while you are busy shooing them away.

I know all the tricks now. This March I will deliever my very last rented apartment, and I'll be getting money back for my gorgeous work! Or else...

The said calc deposit in the toilet sink was actually deducted from the previous tenant before I moved in (as if faulty 40 year old taps would be the tenants fault), but they never actually got it proffesionally cleaned up. I'm not letting that happen to me.
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I had a pretty bad experience giving my apartment back in Dresden, and swore never again. I am a pretty gifted house-wife when I need it to be, but landlords can be hell-hounds out to sniff up your skirt and steal your wallet while you are busy shooing them away.

I know all the tricks now. This March I will deliever my very last rented apartment, and I'll be getting money back for my gorgeous work! Or else...

The said calc deposit in the toilet sink was actually deducted from the previous tenant before I moved in (as if faulty 40 year old taps would be the tenants fault), but they never actually got it proffesionally cleaned up. I'm not letting that happen to me.
I wondered if I was able to pick your brains as I have trouble with the marble/granite top on my bath - unfortunately it is flat so the water remains there - which is wiped down after every shower - however I am left with white streaks within the marble/granite and as it is black it is quite noticeable - do you know what is the best thing to use? I have tried all - not vinegar though!
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I wondered if I was able to pick your brains as I have trouble with the marble/granite top on my bath - unfortunately it is flat so the water remains there - which is wiped down after every shower - however I am left with white streaks within the marble/granite and as it is black it is quite noticeable - do you know what is the best thing to use? I have tried all - not vinegar though!

I have a kitchen counter made of black granite which has the same problem when husband tries to clean it

I simply use a soft tissue wet in really hot water (use rubber gloves) and some green Cilit Bang (proper for the kitchen counter) or white (proper for toilet stuff). Since water is very hot, it evaporates almost immediately, leaving no traces of water.

Ok, it is now official, I’ve turned into my mother. I’m exchanging cleaning tips. I'm booking my hairdresser for a B'52, buying myself an apron, and sitting outside till Edward Scissor Hands shows up.


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If anyone is using vinegar, make sure it is the clear variety not the malt (brown colour) one
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I have a kitchen counter made of black granite which has the same problem when husband tries to clean it

I simply use a soft tissue wet in really hot water (use rubber gloves) and some green Cilit Bang (proper for the kitchen counter) or white (proper for toilet stuff). Since water is very hot, it evaporates almost immediately, leaving no traces of water.

Ok, it is now official, I’ve turned into my mother. I’m exchanging cleaning tips. I'm booking my hairdresser for a B'52, buying myself an apron, and sitting outside till Edward Scissor Hands shows up.


thanks will give it a try!
I guess it happens to us all - becoming our mothers!
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Hope my hubbie turns into his father instead though...
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Hope my hubbie turns into his father instead though...
Mabern, you naughty naughty girl. Is this supposed to mean what it looks like? Is this thread taking a whole new vibe into it? Someone has been reading a bit too much Greek material...


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Sorry, Chemmie, this is a way more boring thread that you might have thought...

My iron is now spitting enough calcarium to build a Greek temple. I should probably start selling it as Calcium supplements producing machine...

I was checking the local Migros and Coop but they only seem to have stuff to decalc coffee machines, and I am not totally sure I should play the child scientist and try it out.

Does anyone know a product I could use on the iron, before the Spartans start invading my home to claim their lost temple?

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Ok, it is now official, I’ve turned into my mother. I’m exchanging cleaning tips. I'm booking my hairdresser for a B'52, buying myself an apron, and sitting outside till Edward Scissor Hands shows up.
you have forgotten your hair-net, rollers and the bag of knitting, dear.
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