Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bleach Is Not A Cleaning Product

I read this on a cleaning tips website "Bleach is a very effective green cleaning solution." sigh
Bleach is NOT a cleaning solution. Lather Rinse Repeat-not a cleaning solution.

It is a disinfectant-something one does to an already clean surface to prevent the spread of bacteria. For years, bleach has helped purify water – particularly during times of disaster.
When used properly bleach also helps kill germs and various bacteria that make people ill.
Bleach is a great mildew and stain remover when used according to directions.
Bleach also makes it impossible to use other cleaners since mixing bleach with other chemicals like ammonia can cause toxic gases.
Even using bleach along side other cleaning products can cause problems-which is why many cleaning products carry a warning stating do not mix with other cleaning products or products containing bleach.
Bleach is the world's most powerful and effective DISINFECTANT but it is not and never will be a stand alone cleaning solution.

I won't lie-I love bleach. LOVE. The fumes from bleach---not so much---which is why I stopped using bleach and went green in the first place.
For mildew--it is still my go to. Past that...not so much.
Saying 'Bleach is a very effective green cleaning solution' is not only misleading but does bleach a disservice.
Bleach is what it is-a disinfectant, stain removal and laundry whitener. Not a cleaning product... /rant