There is a bleach clorox alternative. I don't know about you, but i have a love hate relationship with bleach.It has quite a few uses but every time I use it,the smell really gets to me. For my whole life since I was child,my mom would clean the house and if it did not smell like bleach,it was considered NOT CLEAN.
The house had to smell like sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and then she felt good that the house was clean and bacteria free.
Well now in my adult life and after some research I have discovered that bleach is not the best thing to sterilize a surface, and as a matter of fact from Clorox own website they tell you
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Bleach But Were Afraid to AskBy Mika Ono.Bleach is so common in the home and in the lab, it's easy to assume that using it is a no-brainer. You pour some out and it kills germs, right? Well, yes and no."Bleach is the cheapest and most common disinfectant," says Scott Curriden of The Scripps Research Institute's Environmental Health and Safety Department. "It has been around for centuries and can be remarkably effective at killing bacteria and viruses. There are, however, some things to keep in mind."Here are some facts about bleach that may surprise you:Bleach is more effective at killing germs when diluted than when used straight out of the bottle. For most uses, a ratio of nine parts water to one part bleach is recommended.
Bleach can expire. After a shelf life of six months, bleach starts to degrade. Even in its original bottle, bleach becomes 20 percent less effective as each year goes by.Bleach mixed with water at a 1:9 ratio (i.e. 10 percent bleach) is potent for about a day (it's more unstable in its diluted form).
If you plan to use a bleach solution over the span of a week for repeated disinfection, Curriden recommends mixing it at a 1:4 ratio (20 percent bleach) to make it last. His take-home message for those in the lab—if you find an undated bleach solution in a spray bottle, don't use it. Make a new batch (and date it).
Your mother was right when she warned you not to mix bleach and ammonia-based cleansers.
Those with a chemistry background will tell you that mixing bleach and ammonia can create toxic chloramine gases and an explosive called nitrogen trichloride.Bleach is basically the same as sodium hypochlorite—but not when you calculate dilutions. Confusion can arise because what is labeled 100 percent bleach is only three to six percent sodium hypochlorite. In other words, if a lab protocol calls for 1 percent sodium hypochlorite, use 20 percent bleach.You need a higher percentage of bleach, about 20 percent, if you are using it with large amounts of organic materials, such as proteins and serums, as these tend to neutralize the bleach.Bleach is corrosive. "Bleach can drill a hole through stainless steel," says Curriden, "that's why it's important to wipe down metal surfaces with water or ethanol after treating them with bleach." For delicate metal instruments, consider avoiding bleach altogether and using a different kind of disinfectant, such as ethanol.
So when you mix a bottle of sodium per carbonate,hydrogen peroxide) it will last for weeks WITH NO HARSH SMELL and will sterilize and kill.
It comes in powder form and a half teaspoon in 32 ounces of water will disinfect anything. See videos below.
The Numbers say it all
The Economics Are Unbeatable
Now what are the cost
Lets do the math.
A bag cost 64.00 and free delivery. There are 250 teaspoon in a 5 pound bag.
Make note if you buy by the case, it is 50$ a bag so even cheaper!!!
The worst scenarios like super greasy dumpster areas,will take four teaspoons(See results in video below). That is 30 cents per teaspoon or 1.20 a gallon, FOR SOMETHING THAT WORKS SAFELY.
Now the other video shows a cutting board being cleaned and sanitized.
It takes one half of a teaspoon per 32 oz to accomplish this.
That comes to 15 cents a quart.
You can also wash your clothes with it.It like oxi clean on steroids.Virtually clean any surface without that chlorine smell.