Nowadays, a lot of people are using more cleaning products, so they can guarantee that their home or office is safe for their family or employees. Understandably so, people are anxious and want to make sure that they disinfect everything, and doing so, some make the mistake of mixing different cleaning solutions together, so they can have better results.
Unfortunately, this is a common misconception that you will get better result by mixing different cleaning products. The reality is, by mixing different cleaning solutions, you might create dangerous combinations that are hazardous.
Below, are some of the known combinations that if are mixed, will lead to dangerous chemicals that will harm your health.
- Bleach + Vinegar: Combining Bleach and Vinegar produces chlorine gas that causes coughing, breathing problems, burning and watery eyes.
- Bleach + Ammonia: This is most known to everyone, but its worth mentioning. This combination produces a toxic gas called chloramine, which causes shortness of breath and chest pain.
- Bleach + Rubbing Alcohol: This combination is very deadly as it creates chloroform, which is highly toxic. Q
- Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar: This creates peracetic/peroxyacetic acid that is highly corrosive.
Hopefully, this information has eliminated any misconceptions or confusions about cleaning products. A lot of people make the mistake to ask their friends or their independent contractor cleaners believing they got the best answers, since they have more experience with cleaning. It is worthwhile to double check and cross reference the information you are receiving before attempting anything. However, if you are unsure of how to properly clean your home or office, you can always schedule a cleaning service with us, so we can take away the fear of making a mistake that can harm you and others.