Home Economics - Cleaning


Home cleaning can be analyzed into four parts: litter removal, storage of belongings, dusting, and washing of surfaces. Laundry is a separate subject. Washing of surfaces is the most dangerous and complicated part because of the cleaning solutions. For example, hard water deposits are cleaned with acid solutions and dirt is cleaned with alkaline solutions; they both harm the skin and each weaken the other. Mixing chlorine bleach and ammonia together forms toxic gas. Solvents including paint thinner and rubbing alcohol are toxic and flammable. Disinfectants are poisonous. Even dish water requires rubber gloves.

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Spray-and-vac Cleaning
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The Apprentice (UK Series Five) - Challenges - Week 1
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Steam - Uses - Cleaning
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Squeej - Window Cleaning
... hand-held window squeegee, used to remove the cleaning fluid or water from a glass surface ... of the skyscraper in the 20th century, a more efficient tool for the cleaning of window exteriors was needed ... The modern single-blade window cleaning squeegee was patented by Ettore Steccone in 1936 it was made of lightweight brass with a very flexible and sharp rubber blade ...
Copper Slag
... Copper slag abrasive is suitable for blast cleaning of steel and stone/concrete surfaces, removal of mill scale, rust, old paint, dirt etc ... - is manufactured of the granulated slag of copper refineries, and used for blast-cleaning of metal surface ... - but its main use is still for surface blast-cleaning ...

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