Sharing on the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook group, the cleaning enthusiast writes: 'Left my hoover pipes (James) in the bath today with some Zoflora [disinfectant]. I have two dogs and thought it was smelling when on - filter and bag done regularly.
'Absolutely shocked by what came out the pipes. Have dried as advised by others on the radiator until I went to bed and then hung over the door.
'I could have bought new pipes but these weren't broken so I don't see why they should end up in landfill. James isn't smelling anymore, so I will take this as a job well done.'
Urging others to clean their hoses as well, it wasn’t long before her post went viral with many vowing to do just that.
‘I just did mine and it made me feel sick. Super gross thanks for sharing,’ wrote one. Said another: ‘Wow, this has just got to be done now, dreading the state of my bat. TOMORROW JOB!’
Said a third: ‘I need to do this!’
Locally in Australia, another mum on Facebook said she has cleaned hers with a dishwashing tablet. ‘I do this all the time. Last time, I just put the hose in the bath with a dishwashing tablet overnight - it was insane. So dirty.’
Added another: 'I'm so trying the dishwashing tablet hack on my vacuum hose. I'm so scared at what I'll find.'