Alternative Uses for Cleaning Supplies

If you are like most people, you have a closet full of half used cleaning supplies. But that doesn’t mean that you have to use them on just one thing. Most cleaning products have multiple uses that aren’t necessarily advertised. 

Dish soap is one of the most versatile chemicals in your home. It is a degreaser, which is not only tough on pots and pans, but on other surfaces that have built up grease or oil, like you garage or your driveway. Some dish detergent and a scrub brush can take that layer of built up grease and motor oil right off of the concrete.

That blue bottle of window cleaner is most likely ammonia based. Ammonia is actually a gas, but when combined with water, it becomes a powerful cleaner. It can also prove to be a deadly chemical for many household pests such as ants, roaches and other bugs.

Oven cleaner is one of those products that gets used very rarely, because most folks don’t clean their ovens but once a month or so. So that bottle of oven spray will hardly ever get used. But oven cleaner is actually an extremely potent product that can do a lot of damage to stains on any porcelain surface. It make a dingy sink, toilet, or bathtub look brand new. Just remember that oven cleaner has to be used in a well ventilated room, because it is very toxic to breathe in. It is also a good idea to wear gloves because it can burn skin.

While you are cleaning your house top to bottom, consider taking a look at your homeowners insurance. If you think you might want to make some changes to your policy or get new coverage, contact Ty Lawrence Insurance agency and let the professional agents help you get the right product for your needs.