Woman begs for help after making 'horrifying' discovery in her bathroom
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A woman has begged for help online after making a ‘horrifying’ discovery in her bathroom, the sight of which has left Facebookers feeling very uneasy indeed.
I think we can all agree that cleaning the bathroom is one of the least favoured household chores, right? All that scrubbing and elbow grease, just to make it look... well, just like how it was before.
But one woman in Australia had a particularly tricky job on her hands recently when she went to sort hers, having picked up the shower mat to clean the floor to find an unexpected sight.
Karyina, from Queensland, posted on the Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia Facebook group to ask if anyone could help with her predicament, with a photo showing what some thought were ‘worms’ coming out of the floor.
“How would you deal with this?" she wrote.
The sight left many other users feeling absolutely horrified, with one commenting: “Lord, I thought that was worms.”
Someone else said they had a ‘heart attack for a minute there’ after making the same observation, while a third asked: “Did anyone else freak out thinking it was worms of some sort?!”
Others were just shocked by the mess Karyina had to deal with, whether it looked like worms or not.
“What a nightmare, I had no idea this could happen,” one said, with another saying they had ‘never seen that before’ either.
The bath mat had somehow melded into the floor, meaning when Karyina picked it up, it left debris from the material stuck to the tiles.
Thankfully, some Facebook users came forward with sensible solutions.
One suggested: “Oh no, do yourself a favour go to Bunnings and buy Goo remover. It's bloody amazing on anything sticky! Especially that!”
Someone else said ‘boiling hot water from the kettle should help’, while another said to ‘pour some paint thinner on and scrape it away with a plastic paint scraper’.
One other said ‘eucalyptus oil’ worked well for them last time it happened to them, with a different Facebooker adding: “If those are porcelain tiles, get some acetone from an auto shop (don't use nail polish remover), pour it on, leave it for five minutes, and then rub it off with a rag.”
But tiled floors can be damaged easily, so some warned Karyina to proceed with caution – with one person advising keeping things simple after having the same issue on her flooring.
“I had this on my tile floor, and the only thing that worked for me with no damage at all was a steam mop with a brush - be very careful if you use other products, you may scratch or damage the colour of the tiles,” she said.