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Old 01-14-2012, 12:23 PM
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Question Bleach Ratios?

Ok I'm so confused on what the bleach solution ratios should be. I've heard one ratio for cleaning toys, one for dishes (we don't have a dishwasher), one for tables and bathrooms, etc. Here's what I've been told:


9:1 (according to the guy that taught our CPR and Universal Precautions)

1TB bleach/1 Quart Water for DISINFECTING TOYS (Spray)

1TB bleach/1 Gallon Water for SANITIZING TOYS (soak 2 mins)

1/4 Cup bleach/1 Gallon Water for DISINFECTING AREAS (Spray tables, etc)

1 1/2 TB bleach/1 Gallon Water for SANITIZING DISHES (After washing)

How do you do it? Do you have multiple spray bottles? What's the easiest way to do all this?
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Ok I'm so confused on what the bleach solution ratios should be. I've heard one ratio for cleaning toys, one for dishes (we don't have a dishwasher), one for tables and bathrooms, etc. Here's what I've been told:


9:1 (according to the guy that taught our CPR and Universal Precautions)

1TB bleach/1 Quart Water for DISINFECTING TOYS (Spray)

1TB bleach/1 Gallon Water for SANITIZING TOYS (soak 2 mins)

1/4 Cup bleach/1 Gallon Water for DISINFECTING AREAS (Spray tables, etc)

1 1/2 TB bleach/1 Gallon Water for SANITIZING DISHES (After washing)

How do you do it? Do you have multiple spray bottles? What's the easiest way to do all this?
Here we don't have different measures for dif items. It's either 1 TBSP to quart or 1/4c to a gallon. I have it in a sprayer (1TBL) for wiping tables, chairs, railing and doorknbs etc. But when I mop or disinfect toys in the sink things like that then I use the Gallon (1/4c)
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Here in MI we have one ratio. 1 teaspoon to a quart and 1 Tablespoon to a gallon
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At this amount, does the spray have any bleaching effect? I've been driving myself crazy (and probably creating extra work) to keep it from dripping on the rug or getting on the curtains. But, I wonder if it has any effect at such low amounts.
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We use 1TB bleach/1 quart water in a spray bottle for wiping down tables, high chairs, diaper changing areas, in the bathroom, & cleaning small toys that can not be soaked in water. When we wash dishes or toys, we usually dont measure out the bleach, you just pour a lil, depending on the size of your sink & how much water is in it..

We also use Simple Green for tables, chairs, high chairs & diaper changing areas.
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