Your Bathroom Can Make You Sick
The first thing I asked my friend is how he had been feeling. He said he had been fighting a cold for around a month. He said he would start to feel better but would always start to get sick again. He was surprised when I told him that it was likely that his nasty bathroom was making him sick. I showed him all the mold and mildew and explained how those can weaken his respiratory system, allowing other viruses and bacteria infect his body. So I convinced him that we need to deep clean his bathroom to help keep him healthy.
After looking around the house it was looking pretty bleak as to being able to clean the bathroom with my normal arsenal of homemade cleaners, so we started to tackle the task with the tools available. We had a bottle of Scrubbing Bubbles Foaming cleaner so I turned on the bathroom fan and sprayed the entire shower down and left the area until the fumes cleared. After an hour I went back to rinse the shower but there was still a thick layer of soap scum and hard water deposits. This was going to be a challenge. A quick perusal of the cleaning bucket brought me to one of my favorite cleaning tools, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. The magic eraser is great at many tough cleaning jobs, but it does require a large amount of physical work. A good hour of rubbing and scrubbing later the shower was as clean as the day it was installed. Exhausted, I left feeling good about a job well done.
Two weeks later my friend let me know that he was feeling better, so much better that he got off the couch and got a new job. When we go through these tough times we all just need a kick in the butt to keep on going. If you are having a tough time or know someone who is, give them some help. We all need to work together to get out this funk.