People may think it’s the stuff of science fiction, but some new products have already shown promise in cleaning out their closets.
In this edition of EW’s Liquid Dishes podcast, Dr. Laura Parducci of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte explains how these cleaning products work, how to use them effectively and why it’s important to wash your hands.
Parduci, who is the lead author of the new book Cleaning Your Home: How to Use Liquid Detergents to Clean Out Your Closets, explains that detergents are often used to “re-lubricate” products and that they’re often used on surfaces like carpet and linoleum.
“I’m always amazed at how many people still use the old-fashioned method of handwashing,” she says.
“It’s just not working for the people who use the products.”
Pardici, who has worked as a home health aide and as a nurse, also has a new book, The Home Doctor’s Book of Care.
“The home health adviser has always been a really important role in home care.
It’s the first time that I’ve ever seen a lot of people taking it seriously,” she explains.
“That is something that’s really important.”
The home health advocate, who says she’s been using detergants for a few years, says she feels they’ve been proven effective.
“You’re not going to get a real-life home health check if you use a product like that, because you’re not getting the real-world tests.
And the real world tests are very different than the tests you get when you’re cleaning a dryer.”
What you need to know about detergent: • What is a detergent?
• How does it work?
• Why do people use it?
• Does it clean up?
• Are there side effects?
• What are the pros and cons?
• Where to buy it: Liquid detergens are commonly used to remove dirt, mold and germs, and they’re also used in many cleaning products like soap and shampoo.
Pardsuci says they’re used on carpets and other surfaces, and also in the form of a liquid.
“There are a lot more products out there that are also going to be used in the kitchen.
So the question is, are there any products that can really be used on the kitchen countertops?” she says, adding that she has a few products that she uses regularly, like detergent and soap.
PARDIUS: What is Liquid Detergent?
Liquid detergences are basically the same product as the “detergent” that comes in bottles, Pardi says.
They’re used in home health clinics and hospitals, and as the name suggests, they’re meant to remove mold and dirt.
But they also come in liquid, so they can be stored for longer.
For this episode of the podcast, Pardsucci talks about some of the products that are popular for cleaning up after guests include: Liquid DeterGerm, the first product to be marketed as a liquid detergence, sold for about $20 a can.
PARDSIUS says she loves the product, but she says it’s just one of many products out on the market.
“When I go to the grocery store, they have a few different products, but they all come in a bottle, and you can see that there’s a liquid component.
And then you have the soap, which is not a liquid,” she adds.
“And then the degreaser.
And all of these different products are just one ingredient.”
PARDIAS: What does it do?
Liquid Detergences use a chemical called hydroxyl hydrazine (OH-H-ZOOH) to dissolve and clean up any dirt or grime that may be on the surface of a surface.
When the detergent dries, the hydroxyders combine with the hydration and soften the dirt, PARDSCIUS says.
But you don’t have to use it in the way that many people think, because it’s not as messy.
“So there’s no need to go to a dry cleaner and scrub it,” she emphasizes.
“What it’s used for is cleaning out any dirt that’s on the surfaces of the surfaces.”
It’s important that you rinse your hands after using the product.
“Rinse your hands well,” she advises.
“Because if it doesn’t clean up quickly, it could cause bacteria growth.
And if you do rinse your hand, it’s going to take a little bit longer for it to be effective, so it’s best to do it in a sink or a bucket.”
What’s in a liquid?
PARDCIUS explains that a liquid is actually made up of three different molecules that work together to form the liquid.
Hydroxyl, which has a hydrogen atom in it, forms the “active” component, and then hydrogen ions form the