Many people think bleach is a miracle cleaner that gets rid of germs and stains on white laundry and effective cleans and sanitizes areas around the home. However, bleach is dangerous and not nearly as effective at cleaning as many think. At Prestige Cleaners, we always recommend rather than using bleach on clothing to bring your items into one of our eight Scottsdale locations so that we can properly whiten and brighten them without damage.
Why don’t we recommend bleach? Here’s why:
Have you ever used bleach products and coughed or felt a burning in your throat? What about that slimy feeling of bleach on your skin? Both are signs of bleach reacting in negative ways with human cells. It’s highly corrosive to the skin, lungs, and eyes, and can cause chemical burns and ulcerations. But, those are not the only concerns. Did you know?
Meanwhile, not only is bleach harmful, it isn’t an effective all-purpose cleaner. It doesn’t contain surfactants and therefore will not lift and remove dirt and grime. So, if you’re using bleach to sanitize, it has to be used on a clean surface or else it’s not effective. Plus, you’ll have to let it sit on the surface for about 10 to 15 minutes to kill germs, increasing the chances of fume inhalation. Also, bleach can damage many surfaces, including wood, metal, and fabric.
With that in mind, here are some natural bleach alternatives for laundry that can also be used for all-purpose cleaning around the home
Keep in mind that many fabrics need special care and that the above natural bleach alternatives may damage certain clothing. Spot check before use and/or bring your items into one of Prestige Cleaners’ eight convenient Scottsdale locations so that we can properly address your concerns and clean your clothing properly.