There is a wide variety of chemical cleaners that have characteristics suited for different applications. Some may be alkaline based, while others may contain acidic compounds. Each sits differently on the pH scale, but what do they actually do? Acidic cleaners are typically used to remove mineral deposits or rust stains on surfaces such as sinks and glassware. Since many mineral deposits are more soluble in solutions with an acidic pH, acidic cleaners are most ideal to remove these deposits. Strongly acidic or basic cleaners can be hazardous, causing corrosion of metal surfaces or human tissue.
Alkaline cleaners, like baking soda or sodium bicarbonate, can be used to clean surfaces like glass and tile. These effectively remove grease, oils, and fats; laundry detergents are alkaline and effective in removing stains from clothing. These alkaline cleaners loosen the bond between the oils and the surfaces you are cleaning.
Alkaline and acidic cleaners will react with one another, like baking soda and vinegar. Many applications actually involve the combination of both alkaline and acidic cleaners to aid in the cleaning process. As a top quality chemical supplier in Orlando, we offer the sanitation products you need to get the job done. Call us at 407-339-BELL (2355) for a full list of chemical products.