How All Purpose Is An All Purpose Cleaner?

cleaningAll purpose cleaners are a lifesaver for most cleaning professionals.

While they may not actually clean every surface, they’re versatile enough to clean multiple indoor and outdoor areas. In addition to cutting through standard grease and grime, all purpose cleaners can also be used to eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses.

So where should you use an all purpose cleaner? Any of the surfaces listed below.

Public Restrooms:

  • Showers
  • Bathtubs
  • Sinks
  • Drains
  • Toilets
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic tile

Commercial Kitchens:

  • Countertops
  • Appliances
  • Stainless steel
  • Sealed granite
  • Chrome
  • Cook top hoods
  • Exhast fans
  • Deep fryers
  • Cabinets

Other General Uses:

  • Walls
  • Painted surfaces
  • Non-wood floors
  • Vinyl
  • Marble
  • Concrete
  • Linoleum
  • Carpet spot cleaning
  • Garbage cans

When using an all purpose cleaner, remember to follow these safety steps:

  • Wear rubber gloves to protect your skin from direct contact.
  • Make sure there is good air circulation in the room you are cleaning. Open windows if you can, or use fans to increase air flow.
  • Do NOT mix two or more different cleaners together, especially if one of them contains ammonia and the other contains chlorine. When mixed together, they produce a gas called chloramine, and inhaling the fumes could be fatal.

Green All Purpose Cleaners

Depending on the ingredients used, it’s possible for all purpose cleaners to irritate the skin, eyes, nose and throat. They’re also be highly toxic when swallowed. For these reasons and more, many professional cleaners are gravitating towards green all purpose cleaners.

Just like conventional cleaners, green all purpose cleaners can cut through grease, grime and dirt. But because they’re made from plants and minerals, they leave behind no harsh chemical fumes or residue.

Do you still have questions about all purpose cleaners? Contact an expert at National Purity today!

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