• Jonathan Stoddard

The Power Of Bleach

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Bleach, The chemical we all know and have used at some time in our lives. Whether it be household bleach for laundry whites, cleaning products to tackle tough germs and viruses, chlorine for swimming pools or disinfectant purposes, bleach is a well-known name to all of us.

Bleach was first manufactured in the United States in 1913, for use as an institutional disinfectant and a water treatment. Prior to that, primarily homeowners would use chemicals such as borate-based cleaners, ammonia, and lye. These were the most common cleaners in the United States. During this time era, chlorine bleach was generally pricey to manufacture until the pass of the 20th century. Clorox Chemical, later called the Clorox Company, first gave samples of bleach to consumers for household use in 1922 [source: American Chemistry Council].

Since Chlorine Bleach was a faster and more effective product it immediately was a hit and became a staple household item used in cleaning. But what is Bleach?

What is Bleach?

Bleach to be simply put is a chemical that can lighten or remove color primarily through oxidation. What many people do not know is bleach is a loose term. There are actually different types of bleach. The most noted types are listed here:

Chlorine Bleach which contains sodium hypochlorite

Bleaching Powders which contain calcium hypochlorite

Oxygen Bleach Cleaners usually are hydrogen peroxide-based or utilize peroxide releasing compounds such as sodium perborate or sodium percarbonate.

How Does Bleach Work?

Bleach works in many different ways for a variety of different things. For this Cleaning Blog Post, we will dive into more of how bleach works for killing germs and viruses. When Bleach is applied to germs, it obviously kills them, but How? Sodium hypochlorite, the main ingredient of bleach, utilizes the power of oxidation. When sodium hypochlorite is introduced to germs, bacteria, viruses, mildew, mold or fungi, it starts to oxidize the molecules in the cells of the germs and kills them. In turn, the bleach offers a sanitized surface if properly used.

Does Imperial Cleaning Services Use Bleach?

We do, well, that is if we have permission from our clients. We at Imperial Cleaning Services primarily prefer to use a more green approach for regular cleaning, however, kitchen and bathrooms or locations that should be more sanitary are our main focus areas for the use of bleach.

What Services Does Imperial Cleaning Services Offer?

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That is a great question. Imperial Cleaning Services offers One Time cleaning services for those who want an as-needed basis. We also offer regular house cleaning services weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc. We are a full service residential and commercial cleaning company. We even offer pest control services from our parent company Imperial Pest Prevention. If you are in need of a cleaning company contact us at 1 (855) 95 KLEEN. We currently service Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Daytona Beach, South Daytona, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores, New Smyrna Beach, and Edgewater.

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