Bleach Cleaner Uses
When cleaning our homes, we all turn to chemical use agents, and bleach cleaner is one of them. It is the most used home cleaner, and in this post you’ll see why.
1. Bleach Cleaning For Mold and Mildew Removal
Using a bleach cleaner and ammonia are always the best choices for removing mold and mildew when cleaning your home in and out.
But, you should know that these two should NEVER be used together.
Bleach cleaner is especially suited to:
Wash Mildew From Fabrics
How to use it?
First, you need to wet the mildewed area and rub in some powdered detergent.
Second, you need to wash the fabric in specific water degree suggested by the clothing manufacturer (check the label), using 1/2 cup of chlorine bleach.
If the fabric can’t be washed in hot water and bleach, then try this:
- 1/4 cup oxygen bleach (check if it is labeled “all fabric” )
- 1 gallon warm water
Soak the fabric in this solution for about 30 minutes before washing.
Remove Mold From The Grout Between Tiles
The space between grout tiles is always affected by mold and it is difficult to get rid of it with plain water.
For successful removal try this:
- Mix equal parts of chlorine bleach and water in a spray bottle and spray it over grout
- Let it sit for 15 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush and rinse off thoroughly
- You can also use this method if you want to make your grout look whiter
Remove Mold From Shower Curtains
Shower curtains are also affected by mold as it almost always shows on wet surfaces. If you want to clean them successfully you should use:
- 1/2 cup chlorine bleach
- 1/4 cup laundry detergent
Dilute both, and spray over the curtain which is horizontally put in your bathtub. Rub it heavily and rinse thoroughly.
Then, hang them again to dry out fully.
Remove Mildew From Patio Stones
For this action you’ll need:
- 1 cup chlorine bleach
- 2 gallons water
Mix both, spray on and scrub vigorously with a stiff or wire brush. After you’ve done this, rinse thoroughly.
In case any stains still remain, try scrubbing again using 1/2 cup washing soda (not baking soda), dissolved in 2 gallons (approx. 7 liters) of warm water.
Repeat as necessary.
2. Bleach Cleaning Thrift Shop Items
Every now and then, people buy things from garage sales and thrift shops.
Before using any of them (whether toys or other items), if they’re waterproof , you can soak them for 5-10 minutes in a bleach cleaning solution ratio:
- 3/4 cup bleach cleaner
- few drops of antibacterial dish-washing liquid
- 1 gallon warm water
Rinse thoroughly and let them dry.
3. Bleach Cleaning Of Counter Tops And Cutting Boards
Counter tops and meat cutting boards collect many bacteria if you don’t clean them well, or you don’t pay attention what you put on your counter tops.
If you want to disinfect them, you should scrub the surface with a brush dipped in a solution of 1 teaspoon bleach diluted in 2 liters of water.
Do the scrubbing in small circles, and be careful not to saturate the wood form the cutting board. Wipe off with a slightly damp paper towel, then immediately buff dry with a clean cloth.
For this type of cleaning and especially meat cutting boards, maybe you should consider of using plastic ones, rather than wooden ones, as you may soak up the wood with this solution.
If this happens, rather buy a new one, than using the old one.
4. Bleach Cleaning To Sparkle Glassware
If you want your glassware and dishes to sparkle again, add a teaspoon of bleach cleaner to your soapy dishwater as you’re washing your glassware.
Be sure to RINSE well, and dry them with a soft towel.
5. Whiten The Porcelain All Over Again
If you want to whiten the porcelain sink, your favorite candle holder, or pottery that is looking almost new, then you should definitely have to try this.
In a well-ventilated area on a work surface protected by heavy plastic, place several paper towels over the item (or across the bottom of the sink) and carefully saturate them with undiluted bleach.
Let them soak for 15-30 min, then rinse and wipe dry with a clean towel.
- Don’t try this on antiques, as you’ll diminish their value or cause possible damage
- Never use bleach cleaner on colored porcelain because the color will fade
6. Bleach Cleaner As Home Disinfectant Spray
If you want to have all-purpose disinfectant spray to use around the house, you need to mix 1 tablespoon bleach in 1 gallon (approx 3.7 liters) of hot water.
Find an empty and clean spray bottle and apply it on a paper towel to clean counter tops, tablecloths, or to whatever it is needed.
Do not to use it in the presence of ammonia or other household cleaners.
7. Bleach Cleaner To Disinfect Trash Cans
Even though we clean them often, it is really good to disinfect the trash can regularly. To make this work as a charm, you need to add 1/2 to 1 cup bleach cleaner and several drops of dish washing liquid to 1 gallon (approx 3.7 liters) warm water.
You can use a long-handled scrub brush to clean the trash can.
Then, rinse it well and let it air-dry.
8. Bleach Cleaner For Making Cut Flowers Live Longer
We din’t knew this, but we have tried it.
If you want your freshly cut flowers to live longer, you should add 1/4 teaspoon bleach per 1 liter of vase water.
Another popular recipe is suggesting to use 3 drops of bleach and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1 liter of water.
This method will also keep the water from getting bacteria growth and avoid that nasty smell the vase water usually have.
9. Bleach Cleaner For Cleaning Plastic Lawn Furniture
In case your plastic lawn furniture is looking all dingy, don’t worry, you can make it look wright.
For this matter, you should try washing it with some mild detergent, mixed with 1/2 cup bleach in 4 liters of water.
Rinse well and then let it air-dry.
10. Bleach Cleaner As Weed Remover
Have you noticed recently if weed are thriving in the cracks of your walkways?
Don’t worry, you can still get rid of them successfully.
- Pour a bit of undiluted bleach over them
- Wait for couple of days, and then simply pull them out. The bleach will keep them from coming back.
Just make sure not to get bleach cleaner on the grass or plantings bordering the walkway.
11. Bleach Cleaner Against Moss
Moss can give you the most unpleasant experience, as it is slippery and you can easily fall and break yourself down.
If you want to remove the moss and algae emerging on your brick, concrete, or stone walkways, scrub them with a solution of 3/4 cup bleach in 1 gallon (approx 3.7 liters) water.
Just be careful not to get bleach on your grass or other plants.
12. Bleach Cleaner For Sanitizing Garden Tools
This is something you should do occasionally, as in time, garden plants can get infected, and using the same tools on healthy plants can infect others.
Sterilize them by washing it with 1/2 cup bleach in 1 quart (1 liter) water.
Let them air-dry in the sun, and then rub on a few drops of oil to prevent rusting.
Well dear readers, we hope you’ll find these advises useful, and if you have more bleach cleaner uses to share, feel free to do it in the comment part.
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