A Simple Miracle Cleaning Solution
This page describes a simple, cheap, and highly effective
general-purpose cleaning solution. You will get quick and
impressive results similar to those "miracle" cleaners advertised
on TV, especially on shiny metal surfaces. This cleaner evaporates
completely, leaving no stains or residue other than those caused
by dirt or hard water.
- Into a plastic drink bottle with a screw-on cap (or something
similar) pour pure ammonia (available at most supermarkets or
grocery stores) until about 1/4 of the small bottle is filled.
Fill until almost full with plain water. The amount does not have
to be precise; you can create a weaker or stronger solution as you
- If you want enhanced germ-killing activity, add about the same
amount (1/4 of the bottle) of rubbing alcohol. The amount does not
have to be precise
- Dip an old toothbrush into the solution and use to clean dirty
tile, faucets on sinks and tubs, stains on floors, and other such
areas. It works almost as well as scrubbing with abrasive
cleansers, and is kinder to shiny surfaces. Rinse the toothbrush
quickly before dipping it into the solution again, to keep the
solution clean. Or pour a little onto a countertop or floor tiles
and rub with a paper towel until clean.
- In most cases, and with heavy dirt, you will want to rinse
with plain water. When used often on the same surface, rinsing
will not usually be needed.
- Breathing in ammonia fumes can be harmful. Always tightly
close containers of ammonia solutions immediately after use.
Use only for quick, small jobs, or else set up a fan to create
very good ventilation. Do not use to mop entire floors, as it is
difficult to ventilate a whole room adequately. I can take no
responsiblity for any negative health effects if you find that you
are among the few people who react badly to ammonia.
- When using on delicate, expensive, soluble, or porous
surfaces, it is always advisable to test the solution on a
portion of the surface to be cleaned that is not visible when the
item is in use. I can take no responsibility for surfaces marred
or ruined by this powerful cleaner.
- Use common sense and always follow these rules. No warranty,
either expressed or implied, is herein conferred.
Copyright © 2009 David Spector
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