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Are Cleaning Products Acid or Base? A Detailed Guide

At itsGLO Cleaning, we often get asked whether cleaning products are acidic or basic. The answer is crucial, as it affects how we tackle various cleaning challenges, ensuring your spaces not just shine but are hygienically clean. In this guide, we'll dive into the pH scale of cleaning products and how understanding this can lead to more effective and safer cleaning practices.

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Understanding the pH Scale

The pH scale measures how acidic or basic (alkaline) a substance is, ranging from 0 (very acidic) to 14 (very alkaline), with 7 being neutral. The nature of a cleaning product—whether acidic or basic—affects its cleaning power and suitability for different tasks

Acidic Cleaning Products

Acidic cleaning products are excellent for dissolving mineral deposits, rust, and other stains that alkaline cleaners struggle with. For instance, the vinegar solutions we use in our Routine Cleaning service are acidic, making them perfect for tackling limescale and brightening up your surfaces.

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Basic Cleaning Solutions (Alkaline)

On the other hand, basic (alkaline) cleaning products are more effective against grease, oils, and proteins, making them ideal for kitchen and bathroom cleaning. Our Deep Cleaning service often employs these powerful solutions to cut through tough grime and sanitize your spaces thoroughly.

How to Choose the Right Cleaning Product

Choosing the right cleaning product depends on the task at hand. For example to get grease off your stove, alkaline cleaning solutions are the go to recommendation. However, if you're trying to clean calcium buildup from you shower glass, acidic cleaning solutions will be your friend. For detailed guides on specific tasks, such as cleaning your refrigerator or bathtub, visit our instructional. These resources provide tailored advice, ensuring you use the right product for every cleaning challenge.

At itsGLO Cleaning, we're committed to sustainability. Our selection of cleaning products balances effectiveness with minimal environmental impact. For more eco-friendly cleaning tips and practices, keep an eye on our upcoming blog posts and updates.


Whether acidic or basic, the right cleaning product can make all the difference. By understanding the nature of the products you use, you can achieve optimal results while keeping your environment safe and clean. For all your cleaning needs, from routine maintenance to deep cleaning, itsGLO Cleaning has you covered. Visit our Services page to explore our full range of offerings and find the perfect cleaning solution for your home or office.



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