Asked on Jan 11, 2019

How can I find a safer alternative to bleach?

RymeaLinda SikutJohnavallance82

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I HAVE RENTED A SHARED SPACE THET HAS A PAINTED CONCRETE FLOOR; THE NATURE OF THE BUISNESS IS FLOWERS, POTTING, BOQUETTES, SUPPLYING , DELIVERING; I LIKE THE PLACE DUE TO THE SMALL PATIO IN THE BACK,--- A SIT-DOWN COFFEE BREAK. AS YOU CAN GUESS THE FLOOR GETS MESSY FROM LEAF CUTTINGS, POTTING SOIL AND GENERAL FOOT TRAFFIC. THE FLOORS ARE SWEPT DURING AND AFTER SHIFT; BUT ON WEEK-END A CLEANER COMES IN AND SCRUBS WITH BLEACH....THE CHLORINE ODER IS GASTLY; AND STILL CAN BE DETECTED ON MONDAY MORNINGS. ANY IDEAS ABOUT A SAFER CLEANER?

I ASK BECAUSE THE PLACE IS PET FRIENDLY.....OR SHOULD I SAY UN-FRIENDLY; THE BLEACH IS NOT GOOD FOR DOGS FEET; AND SOME SNACKS AS THE OWNERS LIKE TO GIVE OUT TREATS...... HELP PLEASE

3 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Maybe try Floral disinfectant added to the water instead of bleach. (Much more acceptable) I was a Florist myself in another life!

  • Linda Sikut
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Hi Yeveschenko,

    This is Linda. There are other possibilities for cleaning too. Vinegar and water will kill germs or you could have your cleaner use lemon juice & water which will give your shop a wonderful scent. Try them both and see what works for you. I'd also suggest adding a few drops of Dawn to the mixture. I use vinegar, water & Dawn for a lot of cleaning in our home due to the antibacterial nature of vinegar. You could even add a few drops of a favorite essential oil if you want. Your shop would smell wonderful. I hope this helps. Wishing you the best.

  • Rymea
    on Jan 11, 2019

    I would just tell the cleaning company what you don't want them to use and let them figure it out.

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