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Old 17-02-2016, 19:58
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I need to buy some bleach for the loo but don't know the Spanish word for it, can you help please

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The Spanish word for bleach is "lejia".

You will find that quite a few of "toilet cleaners" have small amounts of a chemical like bleach in them.

As far as I am concerned the best product for dirty toilets and sinks is "sal fumant". It's quite a powerful acid, but works very well.

The fact that is available in most supermarkets must prove that it's not as dangerous as people make out and also it DOESN'T take the shine off the toilet bowl.

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It's Lejia .
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Thank you I will get some tomorrow
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Sal fumant or agua fuerte are very good but whatever you do don't ever mix with bleach, it gives off a toxic gas .
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Sal fumant or agua fuert Should only be used by somebody that knows what they are doing DESPITE the fact they are easily available.they contain very toxic chemicals> and as sparky says if mixed with bleach and other chemicals found in household cleaners.will produce toxic fumes. The best Bleach to Buy is in a yellow bottle you cannot mis it it has a rabbit on it Eroki sells it or lidle do a version again an a yellow Bottle.
Sal fumant or agua fuert Will Damage more surfaces than they will clean if not used with caution and correctly. And if you have Children with you or who visit them Simple never have either of these 2 items in the house.
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It's basically hidrochloric acid, which gave us good entertainment in chemistry classes when I was a young teenager.

Our toxic fumes were second to none.
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Thank you so much. I will buy the yellow bottle with rabbit on.
I couldn't manage without this forum, your all so helpful x
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Sal fumant or agua fuert Should only be used by somebody that knows what they are doing DESPITE the fact they are easily available.they contain very toxic chemicals> and as sparky says if mixed with bleach and other chemicals found in household cleaners.will produce toxic fumes. The best Bleach to Buy is in a yellow bottle you cannot mis it it has a rabbit on it Eroki sells it or lidle do a version again an a yellow Bottle.
Sal fumant or agua fuert Will Damage more surfaces than they will clean if not used with caution and correctly. And if you have Children with you or who visit them Simple never have either of these 2 items in the house.
Agree with above....

However, as it is an acid it does remove the calcification that builds up in the cistern leading to underperformance of the flush and leaking into the Toilet bowl that causes discolouration that is difficult to remove with weaker bleaches.
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Agree with above....

However, as it is an acid it does remove the calcification that builds up in the cistern leading to underperformance of the flush and leaking into the Toilet bowl that causes discolouration that is difficult to remove with weaker bleaches.
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Its safer to use AntiCal products like Vikal for that job it may not work as fast and cost a little more but it will do the job. Regular cleaning is the trick specially taps trust me its better than playing around with ACID. I would hate to think somebody hurt themselves or damaged something because they read on this forum it was a good idea to use those products. Just because you can buy them off the shelf does not make them safe. Ask yourself would you buy Hydrochloric acid to clean anything in your home in England would you even have it in your home?
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I apologise for mentioning the bl...y stuff.

I've used it for years with no problems at all, but then again, my lack of self preservation is well known.

Must dash as need to stock up with booze and fags for the weekend.

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Victorian tips that outshine modern cleaning methods like cleaning mirrors gin | Daily Mail Online

This sounds safer, will need to buy some extra gin.
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Heavens, Molt. I never had you down as a Daily Mail reader - particularly the Femail section....
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Heavens, Molt. I never had you down as a Daily Mail reader - particularly the Femail section....
I will read anything that prints "gin" and "work" in the same sentence.

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I believe that Bleach has always been a 'big' thing in Spain and that the Spanish (inc. Mallorquian) housewives have always been very proud of their clean frontages (that is house frontages / steps / etc.!) Apparently they use more bleach in Spain than most other countries in Europe. Therefore lots of choice in El Supermacado! Anyone else heard the same thing?
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