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Tidy Tip Bleach

Bleach is an effective home disinfectant but not a cleaning agent. There are dangers of using bleach, which may outweigh the advantages. Hopefully most people are aware that mixing bleach with ammonia creates a toxic gas. What everyone may not be aware of is that urine contains ammonia. So when cleaning with bleach on pet stains or urine on a toilet and the surrounding floor, take care, you are probably creating a toxic situation. Pet owners be especially vigilant.

Another commonly missed hazard is mixing bleach with acid which causes a toxic gas. Vinegar is a commonly used acid household cleaner. Cleaning with a combination of bleach and vinegar could be a recipe for disaster.

Exposure to bleach may cause: coughing from inhaling fumes, abdominal pain, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting and more.

Bottom Line: please use extreme caution when cleaning with bleach.

Maid Green Made Clean Since 2006®uses EPA-approved cleaning solutions, which are composed of sanitizers and virucides. SANITIZER Reduces the Number of Bacteria and Lowers the number of bacteria on surfaces to levels that are considered safe by public health organizations. VIRUCIDE Kills Viruses Destroys or irreversibly inactivates viruses in the inanimate environment.