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What is the History of Stain Removers?

The first of all stain removers is plain water. People find it is easy to wash away mud at a stream or a river.

The history of cleaning agents runs back to ancient Babylonian culture. Soap like materials was evacuated from ancient Babylonian remains. The 4500-5000-year-old remains also have detailed description of making such materials. It is however not clear whether they used the fat and ash mixed material for cleaning purposes.

Egyptian, Romans, Japanese, Greek and Chinese cultures of the ancient times paid attention to cleanliness and used different materials for cleaning purposes.

Chinese used the fruit of the soap-nut tree (Sapindus Mukorossi) for cleaning soft silk clothes. The nut yielded a soap-like material, which thoroughly cleans the silk and is soft on the fabric.

Soap making started in Europe in the seventh century. Soap making in Europe was mostly a family tradition and people kept the technique of soap making a secret. They used animal fat and plant oils to make soap. They also knew the technique of adding perfumes to the soap for fragrance. The soaps were used for bathing and laundry purposes. Italy, Spain, and France were the leaders in soap making.

Large-scale soap manufacturing began in 1791, with the invention of a process of making soda ash from common salt by a French scientist Nicholas Leblanc. Several advancements came to Leblanc method of soap. The cost and time for making soda ash became lower.

German scientists developed a method of making cleaning agents without plant oil or animal fat. This chemically synthesized material is called detergent. This is harsher than soap (that produced from fat and oil). This happened in 1916 when the availability of fat and oils was scarce.

Utilization of enzymes for detergent manufacturing was a breakthrough in detergent manufacturing. A no enzyme content detergents too are available today, but the biggest thrust is on enzyme added detergents. There is however different environmental problems associated with the use of enzymes in detergents.

Further researches produced higher quality detergents at lower costs. Detergents eventually went on to surpass soap as the preferred cleaning agent.

Later researchers on cleaning products were concentrated on the safety of the users and environment, ease of use and lower production costs. Detergents and soaps are available as cakes, powder and in liquid form. Detergents that mix well in saline water are also readily available in the market.

That is the history of stain removers, which started off as a mixture of fat and ash or plant products, which, with advancement in research facilities has grown to such high proportions that everyone today can afford to have a stain remover of his or her choice.

tile and grout cleaning

Tile and Grout Cleaning – How Cleaning This Can Improve The Health of Your Employees

The tile and grout cleaning is an immensely hectic job, but it needs to be done on a periodic basis to keep the environment free from dust and dirt. The tile and grout are the most exposed areas of the house and it becomes very easy for the dust to settle on the surface. While working in a workplace, it is the duty of the managers and directors to keep the working environment free of dirt and germs. In order to make the commercial premises as a healthy and hygienic, the managers hire professional cleaners who have the ability to suck up all the dirt from inner pores of the tiles and make them appear bright and shiny.

Cleaning Ceramic Tile Floors

Cleaning ceramic tile floors can be a frustrating task because of the difference of the material that the glazed tile is made of and the unglazed grout. Ceramic tile floors are a great addition to the home, usually found in bathrooms, hallways, and kitchens. But like all floors they require periodic cleaning and cleaning a ceramic tile floor is not the same as cleaning a vinyl or wood floor. What makes it difficult is that the tile is glazed but the grout is unglazed mortar cement between the tiles that get stained or dirty much easier than the tile. Although the grout may have a sealer applied, it is still not as durable and resistant to stains and dirt as the ceramic tile. If the grout is dirty the entire floor looks dirty. So how do we clean it?

Tile Cleaning for Renewed Beauty

Tile cleaning is a necessary stage in construction material maintenance. It is an important step that helps you to sustain the beauty of the product that you have purchased. Otherwise, it’s just some squares, diamonds, rectangles or mosaic on your walls, counters or flooring. And that is not what you searched, picked, or installed it for. You wanted the best for your home and that involved a little bit of preservation, even for the aesthetic components. Therefore, it is important to understand what you can do between professional tile cleaning and polishing to restore both the grout and tile. You will be so pleased with how quickly the grout of your flooring, counters, and walls return to their original bright and even colour. The rich colour that is reflected on the actual tiles will return you to the feeling of the first installation.

A How To Guide For Cleaning Your Marble

Due to its elegance, durability and ageless beauty, the stone is being specified and installed in increasing quantities these days. Building activity may be off its high, but stone continues to represent an ever increasing portion of the floors being installed. Architects are specifying granite for floors and walls and using stone in common areas of new office buildings. Designers are selecting marble or limestone as flooring material in homes both small and large.

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