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Just recently I went out shopping with my parents. The task in hand was to buy plenty of cleaning products as we were cleaning up my old flat to give it back to my landlord and I was moving into a new flat and the new flat was absolutely disgusting. I mean by that though the flat itself was lovely and modern and light and airy and better than I ever hoped of finding it was however it is a flat slap bang in the middle of Weston centre and the man that rented the flat before me was old and died here and I don't mean to be disrespectful but obviously hadn't cleaned inside or out for years. Now my Mum purchased this in my local Proper Job store for £4.49 and I was a little surprised to see it in her shopping basket. However I was informed that Mother planned to clean inside and out of my flat with this product, as I live on an open pathed floor so the path and down my stairs all get filthy plus there is wrought iron out there that needed bird (ahem) residue rubbing off it and the likes. Me, I got the impression that this couldn't be used in a home and is meant as a cleaner for drains, paths/patios, greenhouses and waterbutts and on the tin this comes in we are not told to use this in a home however my Mother wanted to use it on the toilet, sinks and the likes to make sure I didn't catch anything and considering my Mother was a cleaner for years (and jolly good at it too I must hasten to add) I took her word for it and wasn't about to argue anyway!
The can is red and dark navy blue in colour with a red push and twist to use lid/cap to the top of it. On the front of it in yellow and white writing we are told that it is Jeye's Fluid Multi-Purpose Disinfectant For Outdoor Cleaning, 'Kills Bird Flu' and there are photographs of a drain, patio, greenhouse and a path on there. Other information on the can includes instructions as to using it, and lots of warnings are given, the size is stated (which in this case is 300ml) and contact details for Jeyes Limited (the manufacturer of the product of course) are given. Nice enough and very informative looking can of of product this is and I like the fact it has a safety lid/cap to the top of it to keep little hands from opening it.
Well this disinfectant is dark brown in colour and really has a very strong and heavy fragrance of disinfectant to it (the strongest I have ever smelt in fact). There are specific instructions given on the can to how it needs to be mixed up with water depending on the job you require it for. For my path Mum used 150ml of the product to 500ml of water and all she did was sweep the area well first and then used the mop with this solution on it and left it for half an hour, then scrubbed off any brought up residue with a hefty brush and disposed of it. Not only is this meant to kill germs including bird flu we found it to really remove bird poo and bring it up looking ever so clean thought the smell of this lingered for days upon days which I didn't appreciate. Mum also had enough solution to clean the entrance steps to the flats and even done the stair rails and things with it too on a cloth. It got emptied down the drain and all round was great at cleaning everything up really well.
Like I stated at the beginning of this review Mum was so worried about the general grease, grime and possible germs in my home that she also cleaned out my toilet and sinks with this, there had been pee on the floor in the bathroom and used this with a solution of water once again to combat that and it really did work superbly well. My toilet stunk of sewage and I thought I had a major blockage in my toilet or something and this really got rid of that though again the smell of this was really strong in a confined space and for days and all.
All in all this was great and cleaning my paths, removing bird grub and leaving the communal steps to all the flats really, really clean looking. Although a strong disinfectant and not really meant for use in the home, I (we) believe that it can be in extreme circumstances and its now a product I will always buy and keep in my home 'just in case'. I don't like the smell of this at all as it really is strong but it smells powerful and potent and really is and I trust it very much indeed!
Available in all good supermarkets and diy stores etc.
Jeyes Fluid has been around for over 100 years and the older folks plus allotment holders swear by it. It is still considered the best disinfectant in my eyes.
Jeyes Fluid comes in 300ml 500ml 1ltr 5ltr and for the OMG your never going to use all that 25litre tins.
Jeyes Fluid can be used to disinfect drains, stables, hutches, kennels and pigeon lofts and it kills mould, algae and fungi on you paths and patios. It is also good for cleaning and disinfecting your gardening equipment such as canes, pot labels, secateurs and knives...... if this is not enough for you add to your water butt to prevent the build up of slime.
A fantastic product bought about by John Jeyes to fulfil the need of disinfecting during the war, they really liked the smell back then because it made it obvious that their houses and gardens were clean.
This is a harmful product so if you do decide to use it take note of the precautions which include the usual "do not swallow" and "harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment" so there is a safety element of "apply away from fish and pets especially cats" but all of this just adds to the fact that this is a strong product that is going to do the job it is designed for.
Best use: an old timer told me that Jeyes Fluid kills the bugs in dog mess that caused children to go blind and in some cases die, I believe this to be true and as I have a dog and children (although now grown up) I have always used this, to ensure the animals are not effected by the harmful elements, I wash the patio with a solution as stated on the pack then ensure I rinse away and allow to dry before I let the animals or children out.
Overall, great product just wish I knew all the old uses for it.
My family has used Jeyes fluid for as long as I can remember and now I do too. It is quite expensive compared to other disinfectants, but the fact that it can even kill bird flu shows just how strong it is and yet it is still gentle enough to use in hutches etc. It costs around £8 for a litre, but we manage to get it from a wholesale company where you can pick up a massive 5 litre bottle for around £20 to £25, which is quite a saving. Those wanting to buy a smaller tin can pick up a 300ml tin for around £4, which is great if you only want to use it a couple of times a year.
We have 4 dogs on our house. Four dogs means cleaning up four lots of dog waste, which at times is quite a job, but I hate dirt and germs and try to be as hygenic about it as possible, picking up after the dogs straight away, using a mop and bucket with bleach to clean behind them, and at least once a week we wash down our garden with Jeye's fluid.
Just one capful per bucket is all you need. Dilute a capful in a bucket and then wash down the ground with it. Afterwards we sweep it all down to the drain and it leaves the ground really clean. It removes birds poo that lands on the ground and leaves the garden smelling really fresh and clean.
It's also great for cleaning patios and drive ways and can remove quite stubborn marks and stains if used correctly. Just be careful of your clothing as it is dark in colour and looks like it may stain some fabrics.
I am a devoted fan of Jeyes fluid and even used to use it to clean out rabbit hutches. I think it is worth the extra money and has so many uses it is just a household essential.
My mum has been a cleaner now for many many years and I have to say she's damn good at her job whether it be at home or in work. Her cupboard under her sink is always full of weird and wonderful cleaning products. One of these many products in this cupboard stash of hers is Jeyes Fluid. As soon as I seen it I recognised it instantly as a sponsor of the Bill.
Jeyes Fluid comes in a few forms including spray bottles but the only form I am familiar with is the concentrated liquid.
It comes in a navy blue tin, with a red screw off cap - which by the way is one of those child lock sort of caps a bit like cough mixture bottles so if young children do get to it they will have a very difficult task on their hands of trying to remove the lid.
Jeyes Fluid is dominantly shown on the front of the tin and it says 'Multi Purpose Disinfectant for OUTDOOR cleaning. The tin then provides four photos with brief captions these four being 'Deodorises Drains, Disinfects Patios, Cleans Greanhouses, Clears Paths!
Jeyes Fluid is quite an expensive product I paid £3.75 in Wilkos for just the small 300ml bottle, the larger bottle is £7 plus, even the spray bottles are nearly £4. The price however never puts me off as I really feel this does the job when it needs to.
Around the tin their is an abundance of information, instructions, safety advice so plenty to read through before using the product.
The liquid inside is a thin liquid and a deep dark brown colour - not very appealing to look at in fact, not even when it becomes a lighter brown and thinner when being diluted. The smell is intense and powerful, an extreme cleansed and strong bleachy sort of smell.
I have used this to clean my garden paths thoroughly when work has been done or rubbish has been dropped. It is easy to wash it away but the overwhelming bleachy smell remains for a good few days afterwards but I love the smell as it makes me feel that things are properly cleansed.
I have used this when maggots have built up in my wheely bin in the summer and I also used it to clean out my wheely bin too. There are usually wheely bin cleaners that come round but I'd rather do it myself than pay them a weekly fee as I don't always want it cleaned out weekly. It leaves a proper clean smell in the bin afterwards which overpowers any nasty smells that you add to the bin during the week. It killed off all the maggots and I felt it cleaned my bin thoroughly too.
The back of the bottle informs us this can be used to deodorise drains too. This is another task I've used Jeyes fluid for. Something mucky has built up and caused a stink many times so I've used this to pour down the drain, using it neat this time and it has overpowered any nasty smells and odours and cleaned the surface layer of the drain too.
Jeyes fluid has many uses, all to do with thoroughly cleaning and ensuring good hygiene outside of your home instead of inside, for once! I'd recommend using it to anybody looking to give the outside of their homes a freshen up and a clean but only if they can handle strong smells that linger. It has a sort of bleachy scent but it's alot stronger than bleach and the colour of it isn't that great either being a dark brown but it definitely does what it's meant to do and that's clean!
Jeyes fluid has to be one of the most powerful outdoor disinfectants that has ever been manufactured. A 300ml can costs £4.99, but this is concentrate and the entire can will make nearly six litres of heavy duty disinfectant.
Jeyes fluid was originally patented as a disinfectant fluid in the late 1800`s, the business was founded by John Jeyes and it was granted the Royal Warrant in 1896. Jeyes still supplies the Royal household to this day.
Jeyes also produce Parazone and Bloo for toilets, another two ground breaking products used to kill germs.
Jeyes fluid comes in a navy blue tin that is trimmed with red. The tin has a red childproof cap.
Anyone who has never encountered Jeyes fluid will probably recoil at the powerful smell but the liquid is capable of neutralising the most offensive of smells. The thick dark oily liquid dilutes easily and usually it is only necessary to make up a small amount at any one time.
We always keep a tin in the shed, it has many outdoor uses.
But we have an old bucket which is kept especially for diluting and mixing the potent liquid in.
Our outdoor domestic drains get treated with Jeyes fluid at least twice a year, if we have had any type of drain blockage then it will be more.
In the summer months Jeyes fluid is especially useful for cleaning the wheelie bins, just get the hose pipe ready, put a small amount of neat Jeyes fluid into the bin and give it a thorough hosing. The bin will look cleaner, it will smell fresh and it will be relatively germ free. Most households only get their wheelie bins emptied once a fortnight now so if we have a spell of hot weather it does help to hose the bin regularly using Jeyes fluid.
Jeyes fluid has many uses in and around the garden, it is the ideal solution for cleaning dirty patio`s and paths.
If you have a greenhouse then a solution of the fluid can be used to scrub the greenhouse out at the end of the season. If you have a poly tunnel that has turned green then it will scrub up well using a solution of the fluid.
Our waterbutt gets treated to a clean out usuing Jeyes fluid too.
It is pefect for cleaning any animal housing and will effectively kill the Bird Flu virus. Some of our local allotment holders use it to disnfect their pots and seed trays. One or two of the gardeners have used a very very weak solution to kill fly on the brassica plants, they swear by it but not for me thanks!
If you have an outside toilet then it will soon take care of any unwanted smells.
Just remember that Jeyes fluid has a potent smell that clings, so anything that you clean using it will still smell of the fluid for a long time afterwards.
Jeyes fluid is available in a handy trigger spray bottle as well now.
For outside cleanliness it takes some beating.
Outdoor multi-purpose cleaner works effectively to neutralise odours and to kill bacteria in and around drains, to disinfect after pet fouling or wild and domestic bird mess / It is also suitable for clearing unwanted fungi, mould and algae from paths, driveways and patios.