The rainy season is in, and it is normal that some residents have to deal with floodwaters, mud, and grime at their homes. As Filipinos, sanitation in the household is a top priority, and most of us would give their best effort to keep their homes as clean and germ-free as possible.
One ingredient that can help you a lot with household sanitations maybe just lying around your cabinet. Yes, I’m referring to your typical bleach cleaner, a cleaner that has many uses for the household.
Here are some ways you can make use of bleach cleaner during the rainy season:
Cleaning floors and utensils: In the case of floors soaked in floodwater, mud, and grime, just mix a teaspoon of bleach cleaner with one gallon of water, and use the mixture for scrubbing floors. The mixture can also be used to sanitize kitchen utensils as well.
Cleaning hard surfaces ie. Countertops: Aside from scrubbing them with soap and water, disinfect the newly washed area with a solution comprising of ¼ to ½ cup of bleach cleaner and five gallons of water. The solution can be used to clean sinks as well.
Purifying water: This may come to a surprise to some, but you can actually use bleach cleaners to purify water. If you cannot boil water, here are steps to purifying water using a bleach cleaner:
1) Filter the water by removing the suspended particles and transfer to a clean container.
2) Add 1/8 teaspoon of bleach cleaner to a gallon of water, or ¼ teaspoon instead if the water is cloudy.
3) Mix together and let the treated water stand for an hour.
5) Once treated, pour the treated water between clean containers several times to make it palatable.