Mum seeks help after ‘horrific’ bathroom discovery: ‘I never knew this was possible’
- A Queensland mum was shocked to find thread-like objects under her bathroom rug
- I appealed for help in getting rid of unwanted items
A mum was horrified after discovering a ‘nightmare’ scene in her bathroom one day.
Karyina, from Queensland, simply picked up her shower rug to clean the floor when she was met by the long, stringy, white-haired characters.
The woman’s mind immediately went to the dark places and she expected worms to writhe, but the reality was much more manageable.
Her bathroom rug had melted to the floor, leaving behind threads of rubber that looked like worms.
Karina asked for help because she couldn’t figure out how to remove the threads from the tiles.
Karyina, from Queensland, simply picked up her shower rug to clean the floor when she was met by the long, threadlike, white-haired characters
The mother posted a picture of her predicament on a popular social media outlet.
‘How do you deal with this?’ she asked.
“It’s from a melt-in-the-floor bath mat, what can I use to get it off?”
Karina is devastated when she discovers she can’t clean up the residue.
Many were still focused on what rubber threads look like at first glance.
One woman said, “I thought it was worms – I had a heart attack a minute in there.”
“Did anyone else freak out thinking they were worms of some kind?!”
A third added, “Lord, I thought those were worms.”
One woman warned against many DIY solutions because they have the potential to damage tiles
Others offered some possible solutions – with several urging Karyina to use a “goo remover” like Orange Power Sticky Spot or Goo Dissolver.
Oh no, do yourself a favor, go to Bunnings and buy Goo Remover. It’s bloody amazing on anything sticky! Especially that!
“Boiling hot water from the kettle should help.”
If this is porcelain tile, get some acetone from an auto store (don’t use nail polish remover), pour it on, let it sit for five minutes, then scrub it off with a rag.
“Pour in some paint thinner and scrape it away with a plastic paint scraper.”
“Eucalyptus oil worked for me the last time this happened.”
But one woman cautioned about the many DIY solutions.
I’ve had this on my tile floor, and the only thing that has worked for me with absolutely no damage is a steam mop with a brush – be very careful if you use other products, as they may scratch or damage the color of the tile. “
How to clean melted rubber rugs from tiled floors
steam mop: Heat the area with the mop and clean the rubber
Goo remover: Apply directly to the fabric and dab onto the tiles. Rinse or wipe with soap and water. Repeat if necessary
Boiling water: Pour some water straight from the kettle onto the stain and wait for it to absorb. Rub it in with a soft sponge
acetone: Purchase acetone at an auto store, pour it directly onto the affected area, and let it soak for five minutes before rubbing it in with a cloth.
paint thinner: Pour some directly onto the tile and allow it to soak, according to the product instructions. Use a plastic scraper to get rid of it
eucalyptus oil: Soak a cloth in the oil and rub it in circular motions
Many of them were still shocked that something like this could ever happen.
“Oh my God, I’ve never seen that before.”
“What a nightmare, I had no idea this could happen.”
“Well, I’ve added this to the list of things I never thought I’d worry about, but apparently I don’t.”