9 Things You Should Never Clean With Bleach – TIPS & TRICKS

9 Things You Should Never Clean With Bleach

Bleach has powerful disinfecting properties that make it bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal and even sporicidal. Basically, it can destroy any microorganism. Despite this, more and more people are turning away from it. Remember that it is hazardous to health and the environment, especially if used incorrectly. It’s also very easy to replace, especially since it contains no surfactant, eliminating the need to clean! However, there are still diehard fans of bleach who consider it the miracle cure and best cleaning agent and sometimes use it as dangerous. Teach these people things to never “clean” with bleach.

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In the household products department, there are many more ecological alternatives to bleach, including white vinegar, Marseille or black soap and baking soda for cleaning, lemon juice and sodium percarbonate for bleaching, and household alcohol for disinfection. This is more than enough to clean and disinfect all surfaces in the house. Finally, you don’t live in a hospital where the slightest bacteria would be an evil. No more excuses not to make the switch!

Make way for things that should never be cleaned with bleach!

1) Laundry

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Whether it’s clothes, rags, or even tablecloths, many people use bleach for bleaching. However, this product tends to to yellow the laundry and damage fragile clothing. It is better to use a safe whitener such as sodium percarbonate. The latter is excellent for bleaching, loosening and restoring the shine of soiled clothing.

2) the toilet bowl

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Whitening the toilet is a classic in many households. However, this product has no cleaning power. you just go too bleach stains which returns quickly after a while. Also remember that our toilet is covered with traces of urine. However, when urine mixes with bleach, it forms an a poisonous gas. So it is not only dangerous for the planet, but also for your health. Remember to leave the bleach in the sun for two days before pouring it into the toilet to avoid any risk.

3) Induction hobs: never clean with bleach

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Looking for the best way to mess up your induction cooktops quickly and easily? We will! the solution is very simple: clean them with bleach! They are indeed made of a material very vulnerable that it will cause irreparable damage. It is better here to use white vinegar, clay stone or even white Meudon.

4) Stainless Steel

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Whether on aluminum or stainless steel, bleach is not recommended. Indeed, it can permanently damage your sinks, kitchen utensils and household appliances. These are indeed materials on which this liquid may turn out to be very corrosive. If you want to keep your stainless steel sink for a long time, avoid this mistake!

5) In a burnt pan

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Crossing the kitchen threshold into a product that is unfit for consumption and dangerous to health is in itself not a good idea, but if you also misuse it, you expose yourself to great risks. As explained before, bleach already tends to to eat away metals. This can damage your kitchen utensils. Plus, some even heat or boil the bleach in the same pot. However, the heat deactivates the bleach, making it easy useless, but moreover it liberates highly toxic fumes dangerous for your mucous membranes, your eyes and your respiratory tract, even if you ventilate. A practice that should be banned forever!

6) Tile joints: never clean with bleach either

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Bleach is certainly very good at removing mold and whitening grout. However, it also causes a strong wear that affects the sealing of the joints. As a result, you will have to change them more often and the fungus will come back more easily. Soda crystals or percarbonate in hot water, a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide or even salted lemon work just as well!