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My floors are spotlessly clean and germ free.
Sainsbury's Basics Disinfectant
Member Name: katykicker
Sainsbury's Basics Disinfectant
Advantages: Easy to mix, measuring cap, cheap price, kills germs, sanitises surfaces.
Disadvantages: Smell lingers for a little while.
When it comes to my home I like to be sure that I am doing everything that I can to keep my surfaces and the occupants of my home healthy. I like to use disinfectant on my floors once a week, or more often depending on what has been on my floors. For example, if my cat has been unwell then I like to ensure that I disinfect the floors to a) ensure she doesn't smell sick any more and b) ensure that any germs are removed before they potentially make her sick again. Disinfectant is one of those products that I will buy a cheap brand of. As long as it is good at disinfecting my floors and is simple to mix for easy application then I will buy it and this particular bottle is 31p for a 1 litre bottle.
The packaging of this disinfectant is very simple. It is a plastic bottle with the basics packaging on it and a screw top lid. There is a handle on the side of the bottle and the lid can be used as a measuring cap, which is what I do. In all the packaging is basic but effective and I can just store this under my kitchen sink with no problem at all. The cap on this is child proof too meaning you need to depress it on two sides and then twist it to remove it. I find products with child proof caps to be really useful as it means that I do not have to worry about my nieces or nephews potentially seriously injuring themselves if I just happen to leave a bottle lying around where I'm not used to having to think about little people every day.
This disinfectant isn't fragranced and just smells like the standard disinfectant smell. This reminds me somewhat of a hospital but it also makes me think of clean, hygienic and safe surfaces. Now I use this disinfectant for my floors, as I said above, and I use 6 capfuls to every 30 litres of water. Now I don't specifically measure out 30 litres but I do use a large mop bucket and I add the 6 capfuls to this. Potentially my solution is a little stronger than recommended but I've not had any problems at all with my skin being irritated or anything like that.
This solution is very simple to mix up and I find it a breeze for cleaning my floors with. I use a traditional mop and bucket for this and it is normally the only time I use a mop on my floors (preferring to stick to a power mop). This disinfectant cuts through any dirt or marks on my floor and lifts them with ease. My floor dries without any streaks after using this too and the smell of disinfectant only lingers in the air for an hour or two as well. This is good as it can be a little bit much after a couple of hours and while I like my home to smell like I've cleaned it I don't want it to smell like a hospital when guests come over!
This disinfectant doesn't seem to be any worse performing than any other. It cleans my floors and as far as I know it kills germs too. I like the reassurance that using it provides me with and I will definitely continue to buy a basic or value disinfectant in the future as long as it performs as well as Dettol and the likes.
Should you want to use this disinfectant for your floor remember that you can use it for a wide variety of other purposes too such as after operations and other things such as in your bath and for soaking clothing too.
Summary: Disinfectant that works well for a variety of purposes.