What not to clean with bleach

What not to clean with bleach

Bleach is not missing from every housewife's cupboard. Even if its strong and characteristic smell bothers you, when you want to clean difficult stains and disinfect surfaces, bleach is the first choice.
Despite this and despite its effective action, it is not suitable for disinfecting everything.
Let's see in which cases you should avoid it:

Mold
In the short term, bleach cleans mold from the bathroom or other areas of the home. However, this is a temporary solution as the mold will reappear again and again. Use white vinegar instead. You can put it in a spray bottle or mix it in a bowl with baking soda and water to make a paste that you can use to clean mold with a toothbrush.

Red wine stains
Resist the urge to clean the red wine stain with bleach. Due to its corrosive nature, it will cause discoloration and lead to yellowish or brown spots.

Colored clothes
Bleach is effective on white clothes and items, but not on colored ones. Even if the garment is quite light in color, using bleach will fade it or leave prints.

Drains
Bleach has the ability to neutralize all bacteria. But if you use it systematically and in large quantities to clean the drain, it is likely to even cause the pipes to burst. In short, avoid pouring bleach down your drains. Alternatively, use ½ cup baking soda, 1/2 cup white vinegar and boiling hot water and your drain pipes will be odor free and kept clean.

Stainless steel utensils
Avoid cleaning your pots, pans and stainless steel utensils in general with bleach. The surfaces will rust over time as the bleach oxidizes and corrodes the metal.

Marble, granite, stone or wood surfaces
These popular materials – marble, granite, stone, wood – are porous and can easily be damaged by bleach. Instead, choose soft microfiber cloths or specialized cleaners suitable for each surface.

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