All-Purpose Bleach Cleaner: How To Make Your Own

How To Make DIY All-Purpose Bleach Cleaner

Household bleach is an age-old cleaner that continues to remain popular among homeowners. The reason behind this lies in its ability to kill germs effectively, easy availability, and affordability. Although bleach is a powerful disinfectant and can be used for a variety of cleaning purposes, it is caustic. Hence, care should be taken while handling it. This article depicts how to prepare a safe and effective all-purpose bleach cleaner. You can use this all-purpose cleaner for cleaning your dirty tiles, floors, countertops, furniture, and so on.

Things You Will Need

Making an all-purpose bleach cleaner won’t require a lot of items. You will need a few staples that are affordable and readily available:

How To Make DIY All-Purpose Bleach Cleaner
All-Purpose Bleach Cleaner: How To Make Your Own
  • Household bleach
  • Water
  • Rubber gloves
  • A measuring cup
  • Moist cloth
  • An empty spray bottle

How To Make DIY All-Purpose Bleach Cleaner

Before preparing bleach cleaner, remember always to create a 1:10 solution. Every 1 part bleach, you will need nine parts of water.

Step 1

Take a spray bottle and pour 1/4 cup of household bleach. Measure the quantity of bleach using the measuring cup. We recommend you wear rubber gloves before you start to make the cleaner.

Step 2

Now take 2¼ cups of water and carefully add them to the bottle. Wipe any spills off with a moist cloth.

Step 3

To prepare cleaner in large quantities, use the same proportions, and adjust the quantity of bleach and water accordingly. For instance – adding a half cup of bleach will require 4½ cups of water. Adding 3/4 cup bleach will need 6¾ cups of water and so on.

Step 4

Once you added sufficient ingredients in the spray bottle, close it and gently move it in circular motions to mix the ingredients. The all-purpose bleach cleaner is ready.

How To Make DIY All-Purpose Bleach Cleaner
All-Purpose Bleach Cleaner: How To Make Your Own

Safety Considerations & Other Helpful Tips

  • Use the DIY bleach cleaning solution to disinfect tiles and grout, showers, tubs, floors, furniture, hoods, and so on.
  • Prepare this cleaner in a well-ventilated area. The best is to open a kitchen window and prepare the cleaner near it.
  • Always wear gloves and protective glasses before you attempt to make a homemade cleaning solution using bleach. It’s also wise to tie your hair for added safety.
  • Tackle the spills immediately with a moist rag.
  • Never mix bleach with ammonia, alcohol, vinegar, and other acidic items.
  • Diluted bleach tends to lose its disinfecting properties with time. So, it is always wise to prepare fresh cleaner every day. Make sure to keep the solution in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep the cleaner away from kids and pets.
  • If you want to save yourself from the hassle of making household cleaner every day, we recommend investing in a commercial cleaning solution with bleach.
  • Wash your hands vigorously using an antibacterial soap after making the cleaner and doing domestic cleaning with bleach.
  • Bleach cleaners made with higher concentrations of water are generally safe to use. However, if you find any toxic fumes producing while preparing the DIY cleaner, dispose of it off right away.
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