How to clean polished concrete
Is your current organic home remedy cleaning regime or concrete cleaning regime causing irreversible damage to your polished concrete or surface?
Learn how remedies and chemicals actually work the answers may shock you!
Common Cleaning Methods
What is your current cleaner really doing to your surfaces the results may shock you!
Most commonly found in homemade cleaners, i.e. (Vinegar, lemon or citrus) or heavy industrial cleaners such as hydrochloric acid & certain concrete cleaners.
The lower the ph level = higher amounts of acid.
Acid-based cleaning products have a Ph below 7, the lower the Ph, the higher the acid content.
Acid-based cleaning products or chemicals and are designed to dissolve inorganic matter.
Unfortunately, this also breaks down the surface simultaneously; over time, this can corrode, dull, or change your surface's colour.
Most commonly found in household cleaners such as certain concrete cleaners, commercial cleaning products, bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner etc.
Alkaline-based cleaning products or chemicals have a PH above 7, the higher the number the higher the concentration of alkaline. Alkaline based chemicals are used to break down organic matter such as fats and greases.
Harsh cleaners of this nature do what the are meant to they break down organic matter over time they will dull bleach, corrode and dull your surface.
Safe, soft and balanced but is water the most efficient way to clean your surface with the best results? The short answer is no.
This is because there is no active ingredient to lift the dirt from the surface instead the dirty water is pushed across the surfaces often leaving a steaky appearance.
Below is a ph scale expressing the ph levels of common cleaners and household products. This can be used as a helpful tool to avoid damaging your polished concrete
Do not use low PH
Low PH cleaners & homemade cleaners containing acids such as lemon, vinegar, hydrochloric etc are designed to break down inorganic matter. This will also eat away and degrade most surfaces, this can happen both quickly & slowly
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Do not use high PH
Classic cleaners are high in PH to break down greases, fats (organic matter).This also slowly degrades your surface