The cleaning products are divided into three large families from a chemical point of view. We distinguish maintenance products "Alkaline" or "Basic", "Neutral" maintenance products, "Acid" maintenance products.
Alkaline or basic maintenance product
"Alkaline" or "Basic" cleaning products are characterized by a hydrogen potential (pH) greater than 8.
These cleaning products are usually strippers, oven cleaners, degreasers, detergents, automatic washing liquid ...
The higher the pH, the more the product will be "Alkaline". Bleach is a strongly alkaline product. Above 11.5, it is considered that the product falls within the framework of very alkaline cleaning products.
Acidic maintenance product
"Acid" cleaning products are characterized by a hydrogen potential (pH) of less than 6.
These cleaning products are usually descalers, toilet gel, sanitary descalers ... which act against the limestone.
We also find descalers washing machine or coffee maker.
We also note that we must be wary of highly effective maintenance products against limescale which are often overloaded in hydrochloric acid, phosphoric or otherwise, and which can therefore attack your surfaces and faucets.
A cleaning product with a pH below 4 is considered strongly acidic.
Neutral maintenance product
The so-called "neutral" maintenance products are products whose hydrogen potential (pH) is between 6 and 8.
These cleaning products are generally used on fragile soils, fragile surfaces.
We find as well on cosmetics (soap ...).
Some surfaces such as emulsion-protected thermoplastic floors must be serviced with a so-called neutral maintenance product.
These cleaning products are generally less effective but do not attack your surfaces.
The action of the cleaning product is not the only element of success of your cleaning.
Indeed, the same maintenance product used manually or with a machine (scrubber, scrubber ...) will not have the same effectiveness. If you add a mechanical action to the action of your cleaning product, you can reduce the dose of cleaning product or take a less aggressive cleaning product (example: ecolabel maintenance product).
In the same vein, a maintenance product used hot or cold will not have the same efficiency.
Example on your washing machine, dishwasher or even washing your vehicle.
Another parameter of the proper use of the cleaning product is the action time. The more time you give the cleaning product the time to take action, the less mechanically you will have to act (friction action with or without a machine).
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