Choosing and Using Commercial Cleaners

Cast your eyes down the cleaning aisle at the supermarket lately? An explosion of new cleaning products has created a dizzying array of cleaning choices. Cut through the confusion by sticking to the Big Four of household cleaning products.

Together with a few specialty products, spray window cleaner, spray degreaser, tile and bathroom cleaner, and abrasive cleanser will handle everyday cleaning needs cheaply and well.

Window cleaner. Do not be misled by the name “window cleaner”. Cleaners Canning Town claim that this spray-on product cleans a lot more, evaporating quickly and leaving no residue behind. Applied to glass or mirrors, it loosens surface dirt so you can remove it with a squeegee or cleaning cloth. Use on glass, mirrors, kitchen counters, sink fixtures, appliance fronts, refrigerator shelves, sealed cabinet fronts and any other liquid-safe surface with light, non-greasy soil.

Degreaser. The tough guys of the cleaning world, these spray cleaners dissolve greasy soil so it can be lifted away and removed. Also known as all-purpose cleaners, they will cut food soil on kitchen counters, greasy fingermarks on walls, doors and switch plates, oily dust on baseboards and moldings, and hard-to-remove dirt on outdoor furniture. Polish surfaces with a dry cloth to remove the slight film they leave behind.

Tile and bathroom cleaner. The bathroom poses multiple cleaning challenges – sticky film from body oils, soap, and shampoo; mould and mildew from moisture and condensation, yellow, chalky, hard water residues on fixtures and fittings. Cut tough bathroom soil with a tile and bathroom cleaner: a potent, three-in-one product designed to fight soap film. mineral deposits, and mould and mildew. A thick liquid, this cleaner requires standing time to sanitize surfaces, dissolve minerals, and cut greasy soil. Apply a thick coat using a squirt bottle. Allow it to stand for the time recommended on the product label, and then use a tile brush to scrub the product. Rinse thoroughly.

Abrasive cleanser. Chemical-based cleaners rely on chemical reactions to dissolve, lift or loosen dirt. Sometimes, though, you need to add additional scrubbing power to deal with tough or dried-on dirt. Cleaners Canonbury recommend the abrasive cleansers. These also contain small abrasive particles designed to enhance the scrubbing action. Like sandpaper, they use to remove hardened soil. Abrasive cleansers are made in different strengths. Kitchen cleaner is designed for most sinks, soft scrub cleaners feature smaller abrasive particles and are recommended for specialty finishes. Abrasive cleansers may be formulated with other cleaners, such as bleach, to fight stains, so be sure to read the labels and choose the appropriate variety for the job.

February 21, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


Lisa Header is a housewife who really doesn't like cleaning. That is why she always looks for tips to ease the cleaning process and doesn't mind to share them with other people.

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