Detergent: An Effective Laundry Cleaner
Detergent is an essential component of household supplies. Every household needs detergent to wash their clothes. There are two types of detergents; powder detergents and liquid detergents. A wide variety of detergents are available based on what you need to clean, and you can select the specific detergent online.
Powder detergents made their entry almost 60 years ago. In India, till washing machines were introduced, people made use of powder detergents and clothes were put through the bucket wash system. The powder detergent, which comes in a range of fragrances was dissolved in a bucket of water and clothes were soaked in it. After some time, they are rinsed in bucketfuls of water.
With the washing machines entering the homes, the chore of doing the laundry was greatly eased. You had to fill the powder detergent in the receptacle, and the wash cycle progressed.
However, powder detergents had their flaws. They contain hard ballast substances that can corrode the washing machine interiors. Plus there is always some residue, as the powder does not get fully dissolved. Then, there is the possibility of the powder sticking to the fabric and causing skin irritation. Being in powder form, dispersing grains of powder detergent can cause allergic reactions as well.
To counter these drawbacks, the liquid detergent made their entry.
Liquid detergents are more popular. You can find liquid detergents suitable for any purpose. There are liquid detergents to wash clothes, clean glass surfaces, dish cleaners, floor cleaners and multipurpose cleaners.
You can buy liquid detergent that is suitable for each of your household chores. These liquid detergents are available in a choice of fragrances—floral, citrus, and fruity. In fact, many washing machine companies recommend specific brands of liquid detergents for best quality wash results.
Surf liquid detergent is suitable to wash your laundry. The best part is that while powder detergents are harsh on certain fabrics like silk and wool, liquid detergents are safe to use on all types of fabrics. What you get is clean laundry, without any residue or decoloring of the fabric.
The Persil Bio jasmine scented liquid detergent not only removes the tough stains on the clothes, but also imparts a freshness to the washed clothes. The Whirlpool rose liquid detergent and the Mountain Herbs citrus liquid detergent keep your clothes smelling fragrant. The Amway SA8 Gelzyme contains natural softeners that keep your clothes soft after every wash.
If strong smells irritate your olfactory senses, there are odorless liquid detergents as well. You can buy the Sparklean fragrance-free liquid detergent.
Multipurpose liquid detergents are available as well. You can use these to clean any surface like kitchen top, household appliances, floor, tiles, ceramic, and glass.
Why Liquid Detergents?
Liquid detergents score an edge over powder detergents. Here are the advantages of liquid detergents.
Liquid detergents are completely soluble in water. Thus, there is zero wastage.
Compared to the quantum of powder detergent that needs to be used for each wash cycle, just a capful of liquid detergent does the job giving you cost savings.
Liquid detergents cause less allergy as they’re not prone to dispersing in the air. In fact, it is better to wash baby clothes in liquid detergent as it gets completely washed off from the clothes.
Soap residue not only causes skin irritation but can discolor and damage delicate fabrics. Liquid detergents are mild on clothes.
They do not contain harsh sulfates that can corrode the washing machine, hence recommended by washing machine manufacturers.
If you’re looking for eco-friendly washing, switch to liquid detergents that are safe for the environment as well.