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Factory Direct Chemical Blogs — Vinegar

What is Earth Day and How Can You Do Your Part to Save Our Planet

The idea of natural and organic gardening may seem like a current trending topic, but it is in fact far from new. National awareness about the negative effects of pollution from chemical pesticides and herbicides started decades ago, thanks to a holiday that most people have heard of: Earth Day. This year is the 50th anniversary of the event, and its mission remains as important as it was when the first Earth Day celebration took place back in 1970. Read on to learn a little more about Earth Day, and how you can do your part by being aware of... Read more →

What is the pH of Vinegar?

It’s probably been quite a long time since you learned about pH in science class – or thought that this knowledge could come in handy later in life. While it still may seem like an obscure topic, knowing about pH helps explain a number of different tasks in daily life. The most relevant of these tasks today is probably green cleaning; but how does knowing about pH teach you about green cleaning? The answer is simple: vinegar pH is exactly what makes it such an effective cleaning agent. What is pH? The pH of a substance directly correlates with how... Read more →

How Vinegar Can be Used in Janitorial Cleaning

Eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning seems to be all the rage for homeowners in recent years, but that same interest hasn’t yet reached many janitors or janitorial services. But with all of the health concerns associated with using chemical-based cleaning products, it is time for janitors to be able to be more particular about the supplies that they use for cleaning the buildings they work in. One of the easiest changes to make is opting to replace these chemical cleaners with vinegar, which can take the place of multiple items in your janitorial supplies. Read on to learn how you can... Read more →

Alternatives to Bleach for Cleaning

Though chlorine bleach was discovered over two hundred years ago, it wasn’t until the early 1920s that it became an affordable and readily available chemical for households. Throughout that time, bleach has remained a popular color removing agent for everything from clothing to hair, as well as for disinfecting homes and businesses. More recently, however, bleach’s danger to both users and the environment has sparked a movement to promote the use of safer alternatives for cleaning. What Makes Bleach Dangerous? While the fact that bleach is such a cheap and common product available at your grocery store may lead to... Read more →

How to Clean Restaurant Appliances with Vinegar

It’s no secret that Americans love to eat out, and with such a high number of customers to deal with each week, it becomes all the more imperative for restaurants to be sure that they are keeping their kitchens clean no matter how busy they are. Clean kitchens reduce the chances of a patron becoming sick from viruses that love to populate on surfaces, such as salmonella or norovirus. If you’re sick of scrubbing down your kitchen at the end of each night with a bevy of noxious chemicals, there is a natural alternative you probably already have in your... Read more →