Is ammonia a disinfectant?

Answer Ammonia has mild disinfectant properties because it raises pH levels. When pH levels increase, the alkalinity kills many types of microbes. Ammonia should never be mixed with household bleach; the ... Read More »

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Is ammonia-d a disinfectant?

I emailed SC Johnson because I could not find this chemical name anywhare either.:)Dear Heidi, Thank you for asking about Ammonia-D® found in some of our Windex® products. We always appreciate h... Read More »

Is household ammonia the same thing as ammonia cleaner?

Household ammonia is a strong chemical that can be used in gardening and cleaning both at full strength and diluted. Ammonia cleaners, such as window cleaners, contain other chemicals and are only ... Read More »

Why is disinfectant acidic?

Keeping germs, viruses, bacteria and microbes at bay seems to border on a national obsession. The acidity of disinfectants plays a major role in disinfectants getting their job done.HistoryAcidic d... Read More »

Peroxide As a Disinfectant?

Hydrogen peroxide is a mildly acidic disinfectant that has many uses beyond the medicine cabinet. It is an effective household cleaner for the laundry, bathroom, kitchen and floors. Hydrogen peroxi... Read More »