4 Safety Tips For Using Home Cleaning Products
Home cleaning products, both homemade or commercial, should be handled with care in your home.
After all, they all contain chemical and ingredients which could react with one another in bad ways, not to mention many of them are not good for family members or pets to ingest or inhale too many fumes.
Therefore, below are four safety tips for your home cleaning products, to keep your home both safe and clean, at the same time.
1. Read The Label (Including The Fine Print)
Another way to say this rule is to "use as directed."
The cleaning product's label will tell you how to use it safely and effectively.
Follow those directions.
It is important to pay attention to the following portions of the directions, in particular:
2. Do Not Mix Cleaning Products Together
Mixing cleaning products can create dangerous and poisonous fumes.
This is true for homemade cleaning products as well.
For instance, do not mix chlorine bleach with either vinegar or ammonia. If you do it will create a poisonous gas.
3. Store Your Cleaning Products Safely
Keep your cleaning products away from children and pets, because many of them are dangerous if ingested or if they come in to prolonged contact with skin, or any contact with eyes.
Here are some safety tips to follow regarding safe storage of your cleaning supplies:
4. Dispose Of Your Home Cleaning Products Properly
When you finish with a cleaning product you need to make sure you dispose of it properly.
Many times the label itself will explain any specific rules for disposal. Follow them (see Rule 1 above).
Other considerations when disposing of cleaning products properly are as follows:
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