How to Clean with Clorox Bleach

While the benefits of using Clorox Bleach on wash day are well known, it can be used for many other household tasks as well. It removes soap scum from bathtubs, keeps toilet bowls sparkling clean and germ free, sanitizes plastic cutting boards and strips the mildew off lawn furniture. Use it to clean linoleum floors, refrigerators, sinks, toilets, countertops, trash cans, faucets, and painted walls and woodwork. Its powerful disinfecting properties make it a must-have in every home.

Things You'll Need

  • Clorox Bleach

  • Large bucket

  • Hot water

  • Floor mop

  • Sponges

  • Cloth rags

  • Scrub brush

  • Plastic gloves

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Step 1

Make a solution using 3/4 cup Clorox Bleach for each gallon of hot water. Use a mop, sponge or rag to apply the solution to whatever you are cleaning. Rinse with clear water and allow to air dry.

Step 2

Use Clorox Bleach full-strength to clean toilet bowls. Flush toilet, pour in the bleach, scrub the bowl thoroughly and let sit for five minutes. Flush toilet again.

Step 3

Wipe down high chairs, crib mattresses and painted furniture with a solution of 3/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water. Leave solution on, then rinse and allow to dry. Fill potty seats with solution and allow to sit for five minutes. Drain and rinse with clean water. Use this same method to disinfect diaper pails.

Step 4

Sanitize dishes and cutting boards with a solution of 1 tbsp. Clorox Bleach in 1 gallon of water. Wash items and rinse thoroughly. Soak items in bleach solution for at least two minutes. Allow to air dry.

Step 5

Wash down outdoor furniture with a solution of 1/2 cup Clorox Bleach to 1 gallon of hot water. Leave solution on for several minutes, then rinse well and allow to air dry.

Tip

Clorox Bleach kills many harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses. Among the more familiar are the salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria. Bleach also kills herpes simplex, HIV, hepatitis, influenza and rubella viruses, among others.

Make a fresh supply of Clorox Bleach solution each time you clean. If allowed to sit, the bleach breaks down into salts and loses both its cleaning and disinfecting abilities.

Warning

Always wear protective gloves when cleaning with bleach.

Never use bleach full-strength as it can damage some surfaces.

Store bleach, along with all other cleaning products, locked up and out of the reach of children and pets when not in use.

Never mix bleach with other chemicals.

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