With so many people at home during the coronavirus pandemic these days, there is an aggressive need and desire to clean homes, garages, cars, and other areas now more than ever.
But there is a serious warning to those who are mixing chemicals together, the combinations can produce very harmful, poisonous gases so please stop. When cleaning, it is best that you initially clean the surface with water and soap or a detergent, then use a disinfectant or cleaning agent, but don't mix the products. The improper use of cleaning products - especially those that include bleach, ammonia or alcohol can even be deadly.
You may not realize it, but when you mix chemicals you can get an unexpected chemical reaction. For instance, did you know about these dangerous combinations of some common household cleaning products?
Rubbing Alcohol + Bleach = Chloroform
Bleach + Vinegar = Toxic Chlorine Gas
Ammonia + Bleach = Toxic Chloramine Vapors
Also, when combining certain products, they become ineffective so now you've wasted your money on cleaning supplies.
There are several more combinations that just don't work and now (or ever) is NOT the time to start trying to be a chemist! Always read the product's safety data sheet (SDS), and when cleaning just keep it simple and make sure you label all product bottles in your home. But please keep cleaning, there is no such thing as "too clean," especially during a pandemic.