Degreasers shouldn’t be limited to garage use only
Emerging trends from the continual changes brought about by COVID-19 now include how often people are cleaning, sanitizing, and creating safe homes and workspaces. A recent poll of more than 1,000 adults revealed that more than 50% increased cleaning and organizing frequency during COVID-19. Additionally, there has been a global shift from chemical-based products to safer, environmentally-responsible green cleaners and degreasers.
Degreasers come in a variety of forms, specially formulated for dissolving soils. Surface cleaning degreasers lift heavy grime, leaving smooth surfaces free of scuff marks and stubborn stains. Liquid degreaser sprays are convenient for smaller areas, while dilutable, concentrated bulk formulas are suitable for larger surfaces.
A deeper dive into specific formulas and a look at materials safety data sheets often reveal an inconvenient truth: not all degreasers have the safety of people, pets, or the planet in mind. There can be harsh, damaging ingredients in both chemically-derived and naturally-formulated degreasers and cleaners. Also, rinsing harsh chemicals down the drain hurts the environment; some degreasers even require wastewater treatment. Always read the fine print when choosing a cleaner or degreaser.
The good news is that eco-friendly degreasing cleaners can improve safety across industrial, commercial, and consumer applications, making cleanup faster, simpler, and safer.
Life gets messy, and degreasers are helpful when it does. Regular home maintenance removes dirt, dust, debris, grease, and grime – each of which magnetizes germs that contaminate surfaces and create health risks.
Garages and carports sometimes contain grimy car parts and service tools. Although these are excellent locations for degreaser use, the interior of a home has more surfaces that can benefit from an advanced cleaning degreaser.
Believe it or not, degreaser is suitable for use on floors, walls, wallpaper, counters, ceiling fan blades, air vents, window and door blinds, drains, and furniture.
Anywhere in a kitchen where food is cooked and where oil can splatter is a prime target for degreasing cleaner use:
- Appliance control knobs
- Pantry doors
- Oven overhead exhaust and filter
- Pots, pans, trays, and racks
Other household uses include lifting stains from carpet, fabric, plastic, and vinyl objects. Outside, degreasers are great for detailing patio furniture, pavement, a building exterior, gates, grills, outdoor cooking islands, and more.
Sprucing Without Sacrifice
Environmentally responsible “green” household cleaning products are safer for people and the planet. And still, a widely-held misconception is that green products are less effective than chemicals.
Dispelling that myth is Ignite Industrial Technologies, an industrial manufacturer whose proprietary cleaning degreasers represent safer, non-toxic, environmentally-responsible solutions for industrial-strength, heavy-duty, and light uses. Ignite delivers expected results from chemical-based goods – but in water-based, naturally-derived, and concentrated products.
Biodegradable, deep-cleaning liquid degreasers from Ignite do not contain harsh chemicals (mineral spirits, butyl-based products, caustics, and alkaline detergents). Yet all Ignite products quickly remove coker charge, asphalt tar, paraffins, drag-reducing agents, crude oil, and tenacious soils. Check out the Precision line of concentrated degreasers and cleaners as well as QC Industrial Parts Cleaning Solution for examples.
Ignite products are designed for regulatory compliance and do not affect the water treatment processes, a considerable cost factor for industrial manufacturing. Ignite products can aid industries that provide both supply chain transparency and accountability with net-zero environmental sustainability initiatives.
Ignite products are non-damaging, water-soluble, non-toxic, non-caustic, non-corrosive, non-flammable, non-combustible, and non-fuming – essentially a breath of fresh air for anyone looking for safe, effective cleaners and degreasers.