When using cleaning material or disinfecting chemicals, some normally wouldn’t think too much about the little dangers of mixing chemicals when cleaning different surfaces. It’s usually as simple as reading the instructions and following them to get the job done. Even after reading the instructions, there are some mistakes that can be made that are not noticeable and can cause danger.
Avoid Mixing Cleaning Chemicals
One big mistake that anyone could make is mixing chemicals incorrectly. For example, you should never mix bleach (chlorine) with acidic cleaner or ammonia. This hazardous mixture can create a toxic chloramine gas that is dangerous to inhale. You would think that mixing certain chemicals can help with boosting efficiency, but the wrong mixture can produce dangerous results. Sometimes, the chemicals have some of the ingredients that you may need, which makes reading the fine print on the cleaning products label very important to avoid those mistakes. It is also a good idea to avoid mixing bleach with any other cleaning chemical.
Be Sure To Ventilate
When cleaning in an enclosed space, make sure to keep the space ventilated by keeping the doors and windows open. Doing this will keep you safe and ensure that you are not trapped in the space with the overwhelming chemical fumes. These fumes can be detrimental to your health if you stay confined in it while working in the enclosed area. Opening the door or the windows will provide a path for fresh air to flow in and significantly reduce the risks of you succumbing to the dangers.
Think About Where You Store Cleaning Supplies
When you are putting away your cleaning supplies, you should think about where to keep them for a couple of reasons. Depending on the environment, you may want to consider the temperature. Some cleaning products have warnings and instructions about changes in different temperature so keep that in mind. You also want to consider placing cleaning products in higher, safer places if you have children around. In a household, you typically see these products under the kitchen sink and while it’s convenient it can be hazardous if children get their hands on them. It is also important to use the cleaning products for their intended purpose because they were created to clean that specific surface.
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