These cleaners are common and helpful to have around, but the wrong combo can be quite dangerous.
When you're faced with a tough cleaning job, it's easy to get frustrated — and tempting to get creative with how you combat it. But before you reach for every cleaning product under your sink and start playing chemist, please be very careful.
"People often think that if one product works, mixing it with another one will make it even better," says Carolyn Forte, director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute.
But here's the scary truth: "Certain products, which are safe when used alone, can sometimes cause unsafe fumes or other chemical reactions when mixed with other products," says Nancy Bock, Senior VP of Education at the American Cleaning Institute.
Always read the warning and ingredient labels on cleaning products — and never mix these:
1. Drain cleaner + drain cleaner
"I would never recommend mixing two different drain cleaners or even using one right after the other," says...
To maintain cleanliness in the home you need cleaning supplies. The ones from the shop, however, are often quite strong and even poisonous. To protect yourself and your family from their
harmful effects, it is best to look for solutions from nature. Conventional detergents with a lot of chemicals can be replaced by some natural and homemade products.
One of the strongest natural acids is the lemon. This citrus fruit is a powerful weapon against bacteria in the home, it tackles the foam from the soap after washing and depositions due to hard water. Lemon can be used in cleaning and polishing brass and copper, cleaning the dishes and different surfaces and patches. And mixture of lemon juice and olive oil serves for polishing of solid wood furniture.
Another natural solution is corn starch. With this you can successfully clean windows and polished furniture.
Essential oils have antiseptic ingredients. This makes them perfect not only for massages but turns them into good disinfectants. Fill...