Commercial Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix

April 18, 2022
Commercial Cleaning • Quick Tips

Sometimes we forget that cleaning is quite literally chemistry. Therefore, mixing commercial cleaning products isn’t something to take lightly. To ensure you don’t let out a toxic fume or cause harm to your surfaces, read through our list of commercial cleaning products you should never mix.

Baking soda and vinegar:

Although we swear by this combination of pantry products to lift stains on surfaces, you should never mix the two in a container. Mixing the two will result in a small explosion that will cause a mess around you. Therefore, when you’re planning on cleaning with baking soda and vinegar, combine them directly on the surface instead of storing them in a container.

Bleach and vinegar:

Bleach and vinegar may be rather harmless on their own, but combined, they generate a toxic gas that can cause eye irritation, coughing, and acid buildup inside of your lungs.

Drain Cleaners:

You probably use drain cleaners often in your commercial bathroom. Although it may sound harmless in theory, never mix two different brands of drain cleaner. It may sound tempting if you have a small amount left of one brand and want to finish the product in combination with another one. However, many draining cleaner brands have different active ingredients, and mixing these could cause poisonous fumes and small explosions.

Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar:

Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar create peracetic acid. Peracetic acid can cause skin irritation, watery eyes, and damage to the respiratory system. We hope this helped you learn a thing or two about the dangers of mixing cleaning products. Sometimes they make great combinations and are highly effective at removing stains or grease. However, you should always carefully research whether it's safe to mix the two products. If you want a 100% chance of never having toxic fumes or explosions in your commercial space, our team at Quick and Clean specializes in all aspects of commercial cleaning. We train our employees to understand which products are safe for use. Call us today to inquire about our services and availability.

Quick & Clean is a women-owned and operated commercial cleaning service, proudly serving the Tallahassee, Florida area. Quick & Clean has experience in lobby cleaning, bathroom cleaning, COVID Disinfection, and more. Expertise that’s guaranteed to leave a lasting and clean impression. Give us a call at (850) 765-0049 to learn more or to schedule your cleaning services today!

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