These 10 surfaces never clean with bleach

These 10 surfaces never clean with bleach

If many maniacs and phobic bacteria love it, bleach is not to put on all surfaces.

Coming from chlorine mixture and caustic soda, this very corrosive acid can be particularly harmful to health and the environment.

Note that bleach, devoid of surfactants (chemical compounds which make it possible to clean by dissolving the fat), therefore does not clean, and has no action on limestone, in which bacteria nestle.

Admittedly, bleach whitens, but no more than soda percarbonate.

Toys for children or animals

Toys, which children very often bring to their mouths, must not have gone into bleach, which can be toxic to the body or even deadly.The same goes for anything that can be ingested by animals.Recall that you should not apply bleach to his animals at the risk of causing serious burns to them.


Obviously, never put bleach on your clothes.Contrary to what we think, the product is not going to whiten them at all but discolor them or even yellow them.


Everything in ceramic, like dishes or vases, deteriorates in contact with bleach.

Food and fridge

Ces 10 surfaces à ne jamais nettoyer avec de l'eau de javel

Javel water is dangerous for health, so it is obvious that it should especially not be used to wash its fruits and vegetables, or its fridge, because it could end up on food.This is why in general, it would be better to do without this substance in the kitchen.Prefer white vinegar which, in addition to disinfecting, deodorized and is compatible with food use.

Cooking plates

Above all, do not apply bleach on your cooking plates, at the risk of damaging them considerably.To degrease and clean a hood or a baking sheet, nothing beats black soap, mixture of vegetable oil and very concentrated potash detergent, which exists in liquid form or dough.It is renowned for perfectioning cooking to perfection.Another safe bet: Marseille soap, also very effective in cleaning and degreasing.

A saucepan or a burned pan

When it is heated, bleach - in addition to becoming ineffective - gives off particularly toxic gases for respiratory tract.In addition to gnawing at metal, it exposes at risk when you are going to use this pan again to prepare its food.We will therefore avoid putting it on all its kitchen utensils, especially if they are hot.


In contact with urine, bleach turns into toxic gas.It is therefore strongly advised not to use it to clean the bowl of its toilet.


The tiling seals can be completely lost if bleach is applied on it.Better to use white vinegar, baking soda or lemon to whiten its blackened seals.

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The best way to damage and weaken your wood (parquet, wooden terrace or any other wooden object), and make it porous and stained, is to apply bleach on it.

Stainless steel

Aluminum and stainless steel do not mix with bleach, which will leave traces and deteriorate the sinks.The principle is the same with metal oxidizes and blackens after a step to bleach.It is therefore necessary to avoid using it to be stainlessly sink, because it is very aggressive.

Note that Meudon's white is able to save tarnished silverware, while citric acid has the power to effectively tackle rust.Because 100% natural and from the chalk careers in the Paris basin (Meudon), the white of Meudon is a very fine white powder, weakly alkaline and a little abrasive containing essentially particles of calcium carbonate.