I specifically mention using a neutral cleaner in this tile and grout cleaning post. Now I’d like to discuss a few things about neutral floor cleaners.
Neutral Floor Cleaner 101
We are going to cover
- What a neutral cleaner is
- Why neutral cleaners are great
- The only downfall of neutral cleaners
- What surfaces to use neutral cleaners on
- How to find/get it
What is a neutral cleaner?
A neutral cleaner is a cleaning agent that falls between six and eight on the PH scale. The PH scale is a rating from zero to fourteen. Any cleaning agent in the range of zero to six is considered acidic. Any one that is in the range of eight to fourteen is considered alkaline. Then, anything between six and eight is considered neutral. Seven is perfectly neutral.
Why use a neutral cleaner?
These cleaners are great for using because they are easily rinsed off. Because these types of cleaning agents rinse off the surface so well, they leave behind little to no residue. This is great because it will not create surface build-up over long periods of time. This means your tile and stone surfaces will stay cleaner long and look great.
Neutral cleaners are also very safe. Because they are not very aggressive agents you don’t have to worry about them damaging surfaces. This includes fabrics like your clothes or curtains, carpet, grout, stone surfaces and even the sealers on those stone surfaces.
Downfall of neutral cleaners
They are not very aggressive cleaners. These cleaners will do well to break down oil and get food spots or dirt off of surfaces but they won’t work well as an oven cleaner. For all of your real dirty jobs, a neutral cleaner is not a good choice. These are generally mild cleaning agents that do well for maintenance cleaning on almost every surface type.
When to use neutral cleaners
These types of cleaners are what we specifically recommend to use when mopping your tile and grout, stone floors, any sealed surface, wood floors, linoleum, laminate flooring, and really any type of flooring other than carpet. Use these types of cleaners whenever you’re doing any type of maintenance cleaning. This includes countertops or stove tops in the kitchen, mopping or cleaning spots on the floor, or anything like that.
How to get a hold of some neutral cleaner
You can find neutral cleaners at lowes and home depot in concentrated forms under the Zep product line. Though you’re much better off finding a local janitorial shop and asking them for some neutral floor cleaner. They should know exactly what you’re looking for and be able to point you right to it. While you’re in there you will be able to look at and pick up a whole array of different types of tools and agents for cleaning that you won’t really find in other places.
Recap: In doing any regular household cleaning, use a neutral floor cleaner. They are safe, effective, and leave little to no residue behind. Any maid service such as Sunflower Maids will know about neutral cleaners.
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