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Customer Questions: What Cleaning Chemicals Do We Use?

Posted at January 17, 2013 | By : | Leave a Comment!

Our customers are quite a well informed lot and like to know exactly what they’re getting from their domestic cleaning services, so to keep them happy, we’re starting a new series of blog posts that help to answer some of our most frequent questions in more detail. That way our customers stay in the know, but also, all you potential customers and readers out there in Norwich can get a better idea about our services and how we work!

This week we’re looking at:

What Chemicals Do You Use To Clean Our Homes?

13131Would you believe that we only use three different chemicals to get all our cleaning done. Many a time I see cupboards under the sink bursting with a variety of products and think, ‘what a waste of money’. Three products is all it takes to clean a house on a regular basis. Understandably, you may sometimes need a specific product such as wax for a table, washing up liquid or plug hole un-blocker, but all general cleaning can be done with just three. We use:

1. Misty Blue

Misty Blue isĀ  a toilet cleaner, sanitiser and descaler and all round bathroom cleaner. It is safe to use on stainless steel, chrome, plastic and enamelled surfaces. It has a pleasant, fresh fragrance without being overpowering. The viscous consistency of this product means it clings to surfaces for longer making it more effective. We rinse surfaces this has been on such as your bath so it’s not still there when you go and relax in the tub. It’s fantastic at tackling limescale without harming the health of our staff and the surfaces it is used on.

2. Select Furniture Polish Clean & Shine

This is a fast acting, multi-purpose polish safe for use on furniture, tiles, marble, stainless steel and most plastic and vinyl coated materials. Our teams are trained to decide when it might not be safe to use on certain items.

3. Vinsol

This is our not-so-secret secret weapon! It’s an all-round multi-purpose cleaner/de-greaser, with a fresh and zesty fragrance of oranges. We use it in kitchens, bathrooms, washrooms and on floors and woodwork. If you’ve got some stubborn grease in the kitchen you can spray this on, leave for five minutes and the grease will just wipe off instantly.

Who Supplies Your Cleaning Chemicals?

Anglian Chemicals is a fantastic company based in Norwich who supply our chemicals. They have great products and fantastic customer service. They also supply all our mops, buckets, clothes and more. They keep in touch with us every week so we can stay informed and always deliver on time! It’s so important to have a trusted supplier like this so we can have confidence in their products and the information we pass on to customers about the cleaning products we’re using.

Simple Solutions supplies our Vinsol. Another fantastic and reliable company who are a pleasure to deal with.

Are Your Cleaning Products Environmentally Friendly?

No cleaning products, unless you’re using vinegar, salt and bicarbonate of soda are ever going to be completely environmentally friendly, however, we recognise that this is a growing concern for customers and people in general with the rise of allergies and new information coming to light about the sheer number of chemicals we’re exposed to each day and the harm they can do to our health. Our products are much more environmentally friendly than most, so we would say that yes, Clear Interiors’ cleaning products are pretty environmentally friendly!

Your Cleaning Products Are Environmentally Friendly, But Are They Effective?

This is obviously another big concern for our customers as they do actually want their homes to be clean! We did a lot of research and tested a lot of chemicals to get the right balance between effectiveness and the safety of the chemicals we use. We can guarantee that our chemicals will get the job done, particularly when our fantastic team are using some elbow grease!

Do You Use Bleach?

We don’t carry bleach for a number of reasons. It is a harmful chemical and if spilled can ruin surfaces, carpets and curtains. However, if you use bleach and are happy for us to use it for certain areas we will! We always wear protective gloves and take great care.

What Do You Use To Clean Glass And Windows?

We see a lot of glass cleaning products, but find that this leaves residue that builds up over the years to leave glass surfaces cloudy, greasy and smeared. We use plain old water, a micro-fibre cloth and a dry cloth to buff and dry the surface afterwards. The dry cloth here is the miracle worker giving you smear free, sparkling mirrors and windows! This method works great on TVs, electrical equipment and tiles that are not greasy.

Do Your Products Smell Strongly?

From asking around over the years, the general consensus is that people dislike strong smelling odours from cleaning products, so we have taken this into consideration when choosing our products. They do have a fragrance, however, they are generally used in a dilute form where there are no particular areas of grease or limescale that need tackling so smells are kept to a minimum. We don’t use air fresheners and because we use water and our micro-fibre clothes on many surfaces, this reduces the smell of the chemicals further.

Will You Use My Products For A Particular Floor/Piece Of Furniture?

If you have a preference for a particular product and have this available in your home, in most instances we will be able to use it. We will make a note of this preference so our teams will know to use it each time they visit.

So, that’s our whirlwind tour around the cleaning chemicals we use. If this changes, we’ll let you know as we’re always open to new products that are better for cleaning and for the environment. If you want any more information email us via


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