So rather than lug a bottle of bleach back from the shops I bought bleach
The ingredients are amongst other things
The first I can find no record of but maybe it's spelt wrong
They appear to be very toxic and can be harmful to the environment and
musn't be mixed with acid.
Has anyone any experience or knowledge of this bleach?
Any tips on using it?
I'm afraid it's not too clear. It says the tablets _must_ be diluted in at
least 1 litre of water but for general cleaning use 10 litres. I'm not sure
if I can make up a certain amount in a bottle and keep it in the cupboard or
if it will degrade once made up.
Google suggests it could be Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate
All chlorine bleach is potentially harmful to the environment and should not
be mixed with any other cleaning solutions, in case there is a reaction that
emits poisonous chlorine gas. If you buy a bottle you would see the same
I assume that one of those ingredients is an element to make the cake stay
together and the other is the active chlorine ingredient. You should be able
to mix it and keep it as other bleaches but all chemicals will have a shelf
The tablets are more expensive than regular bleach so I'm not sure why you
want to use the tablets for general cleaning. The selling point of the
tablets is that they can be added with the soap instead of letting the
washer run for 5 or 6 minutes into the cycle before adding regular bleach. A
bleach in water solution loses its effectiveness within 24 hours anyway.
The tablets were very cheap, 15 for 99p. Carrying the bleach plus other
bits and bobs up the steep hills to home is hard work in this hot weather
and I'm not getting any younger!
I did see that tablets can be added to the wash whole. If I dilute them I
can add to the bleach dispensing compartment at the beginning of the wash,
so in my machine that is not a problem. How much of the liquid bleach to
1 tablet to be diluted to a litre, would that mean I add a litre of the
dilute bleach to the wash? That seems an awful lot unless it's very weak
when that dilute.
I would look on the package for a telephone number. Here in the US, major
companies have toll-free numbers to can call to get product information. I
would be very difficult to give advice about a product one has never seen.
I use a 10% solution to clean my countertops but I use liquid bleach. I'm
not sure how much water you would have to dissolve one of those tablets in
to get a 10% solution. BTW, you got a good deal, those tablets go for $3.89
at the grocery store I shop at.
They're good for laundry because you get a consistent dose, won't spill,
and can add them at the start. They're good for sanitizing because the
pH is much lower than with liquid bleach, which means the bleaching
action is faster. The lower pH probably means it won't last long on the
shelf once mixed.
Sure you can add it but..........bleach can interfere with effectiveness of
the soap used. If you don't have a built in bleach dispenser you are suppose
to let the clothes wash for 5 to 7 minutes and then add diluted bleach.
Hi Mrs Bonk
You can get Sodium Hypochlorite in 15% concentration at most swimming
pool supply houses.
One gallon will make three gallons of standard chlorine bleach or if
you want it thinned further as some issues of Clorox at 3% you can end
up with 5 gallons.
I have tried several of the granulated and powdered chlorines for
laundry use, but they don't seem to be quite as effective at cleaning,
but more than suitable for disinfecting and sterilizing.
You can also make your own chlorine bleach if you feel like setting up
the equipment to do so. Hazardous but CHEAP to make!
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