TJJ asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 2 months ago

Can a DIY Bleach Alternative be at all effective as a disinfectant? ?

I found a recipe' for homemade DIY bleach alternative online. I'm guessing that this is fine for whitening/cleaning clothes when washing, but maybe not as good (or not good at all) as regular chlorine bleach in killing germs and in disinfecting.  Is that right? 

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  • ron h
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    you're probably right about that.  look up the ingredients to see if any of them are germicides.

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  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It would be a lot easier to assess your approach's efficacy if you told us what it was.

    As a general rule, assume that whatever you come up with will be useless for killing pathogens.  That's the most conservative, least likely to disappoint approach to take.

    If it turns out whatever witch's brew you cook up is amazingly effective, well and good.  If not, well, at least you weren't banking on it to save your life.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Make your virus clean and sparkly?  And what good would that do? It is not bacteria: it is a virus and the way to destroy it is to use detergent to disperse the fat shell that protects it.

    • ron h
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Without ingredients, you have no idea.

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  • 2 months ago

    Impossible to say without knowing what is in this homemade bleach.

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  • 2 months ago

    depends what that alternative is. but 10% bleach is pretty much as good as it gets especially because Bleach "fumes" into crevices to a limited extent.  

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