Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for cleaning and hygiene products for personal and household use has seen a huge spike. As individuals and communities, we are more conscious than ever. If you are familiar with cleaning supplies, you probably heard of multi-purpose cleaners somewhere. And as you are searching for an “industrial multi-purpose cleaner”, we assume you want to purchase some.
From an abundance of multi-purpose cleaners on the market, choosing a good one may seem very tough for you. That is why we here at Reliance Chemicals Australia decided to help you with some guidance.
So without further ado, let’s start from the fundamentals.
As the name suggests, a multi-purpose cleaner is a type of cleaning product that has multiple use case scenario. It can work as a detergent, degreaser, disinfectant and even solvent.
Though it can be used in a variety of tasks, the basic goal of a multi-purpose cleaner is to get rid of different types of dirt and make the surface clean.
It usually works on diverse types of surfaces. Wood, glass, steel, marble, floor, wall etc. are the common surfaces that almost all multi-purpose cleaner facilitate.
To be sure of which surfaces your multi-purpose cleaner of choice works on, you just need to carefully check the packaging. It should be mentioned there for your ease.
Now you know what a multi-purpose cleaner is. But there are many types of multi-purpose cleaner available in the market. Which one you should choose you may ask.
The answer to this query of yours would heavily depend on what you plan to do with and what surface you will use it on. However, we always recommend you to get an industrial multi-purpose cleaning product.
Industrial multi-purpose cleaners are made keeping very tough stains and dirt in mind. As a result, they tend to work very well with a variety of different dirt types. So, they are versatile in terms of the uses.
Ingredients in cleaners from different manufacturers differ from each other. For that very reason, while choosing an industrial multi-purpose cleaner, knowing what to look for is important.
That is what we will be discussing in our next segment.
Multi-purpose cleaners usually contain very powerful chemicals to take care of different types of dirt. It may get rid of the dirt but puts the environment at risk if the chemicals are hazardous.
Moreover, some cleaners tend to cut through the dirt and grease very easily whereas some need a serious amount of agitation. For the later ones, you may need to buy additional supplies as well.
So, to make it easy for you to decide among different multi-purpose cleaners, we would like to make you aware of some characteristics that you may consider while looking for industrial multi-purpose cleaners.
If you are looking for a multi-purpose cleaner, definitely you will aim to clean different types of stains and dirt on diverse surfaces. To facilitate that needs of yours, the cleaner must contain tough chemical agents.
However, most of the tough chemical solutions tend to be hazardous to some degree. Touching them with bare hands can irritate and breathing the vapour can cause damage to your lungs.
So, you need to look for options that contain a lower concentration of these hazardous chemicals (Sodium hydroxide, Butoxyethanol etc).
Suppose you are buying an industrial multi-purpose cleaner to clean your wooden table, aluminium kitchen top and windows glasses. Your kitchen top can sustain heavy scrubbing. But can the rest take those?
Not all surfaces can sustain heavy agitation. Some surfaces are relatively softer and more prone to scratches. So, choosing a cleaner that can cut through dirt easily and needs less agitation is a good decision.
Plus, it will save you from buying scrubbing foam or brushes!
You most probably don’t want your money to be wasted, neither do we. So, if you want to invest money on an industrial multi-purpose cleaner, make sure it is dilutable and has efficient dilution ratios to serve your needs.
If the surface you want to clean is relatively large, you may need quite an amount of cleaning solution. Using non-dilutable cleaners are not a good choice at all for that.
Grab a cleaner that can be diluted in water and requires less product in usual cleaning scenarios.
Many do not care much about cleaners being environment friendly. But this is an important one. Before purchasing any type of cleaning product, please check the ingredient list.
The cleaner you will be picking may have cleaning agents that are tough on the environment. If those are in low concentration, you may pick it. However, do not compromise with non-biodegradable ingredients.
Also, avoiding any cleaner that contains chlorine bleach will be a wise decision.
What is the point of even cleaning if the cleaner leaves a bad and unsettling odour? Clean surfaces should not only look clean but also smell clean.
Industrial multi-purpose cleaners that leave a residue after rinsing the surface with water, tend to have a tangy chemical smell. That smell can cause you a serious headache if you stay around it long.
That is why you should consider checking if it leaves any odours or not. Preferably, grab a cleaner that has an artificial fragrance element in it.
Choosing the right industrial multi-purpose cleaner among so many options is very troublesome indeed. However, knowing what to look for should make your journey a bit easier.
We are glad to be able to help you to make your understanding about multi-purpose cleaners clearer. As long as you say yes to toughness, efficiency, environment and fragrance, you should be good.
Don’t forget to say no to weak and inefficient solutions, hazardous chemicals, non-biodegradable elements, and bad odours. Good luck!