Simple Green 11101CT Clean Building Bathroom Cleaner Concentrate, Unscented, 1gal Bottle

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September 12, 2016 in Janitorial Commercial Cleaning

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  1. user3513
    September 12, 2016 09:02

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Misled by Product Listing “Case of 2” in Title, July 11, 2016

    By Brandon Arakaki

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    This review is from: Simple Green 11101CT Clean Building Bathroom Cleaner Concentrate, Unscented, 1gal Bottle (Misc.)

    The title on this item indicates that a case of two is included in the price. My order did NOT include a case of two but rather a single gallon bottle. I did not find a place to report a missing portion of the order and was not prepared to return the one bottle I received so rather than spending $22.33 on two gallons of the product, it was spent for half that amount.

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  2. user8768
    September 12, 2016 09:26

    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Nothing special, May 27, 2014

    By Riverside (New Bedford,Ma. USA) –

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    This review is from: Simple Green 11101CT Clean Building Bathroom Cleaner Concentrate, Unscented, 1gal Bottle (Misc.)

    I have my own cleaning business and purchased this for that reason. I wasn’t able to finish up the bottle because it wasn’t very effective at removing soap scum or any other type of dirt. It also has a terrible smell that my clients do not like.

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  3. user9238
    September 12, 2016 09:30

    11 of 13 people found the following review helpful

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Works OK. Great value. Safer product., June 23, 2013

    By Tom (NJ, USA) –

    This review is from: Simple Green 11101CT Clean Building Bathroom Cleaner Concentrate, Unscented, 1gal Bottle (Misc.)

    Update and tips:

    Still happy with this cleaner after over a year of using it in my home. Still have more than 3/4 of the bottle left. The main bathroom I use this in has new clear glass tub doors which is the main reason I bought this cleaner. In the past I used to always get frosted doors because they kind of hide the hard water and soap scum stains for a while.

    The cleaner works well even when I get lazy and don’t clean the hard water stains off the door for a few weeks. It works best if you let it sit on the hard water/soap scum stains for a bit. What I usually do when I clean the bathroom is spray the inside of the tub walls and glass doors (and put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet) then let it sit for a at least 5-10 minutes while I start cleaning the rest of the room or a different room all together. One of the last things I do is clean the shower doors. At that point all it takes is some very light scrubbing with a soft scrub sponge (the blue ones). Really not putting much pressure on the glass at all and letting the cleaner and the abrasive on the sponge do the work. Rinse off then squeegee dry. Doors continue to look brand new and I no longer have soap scum caked on the tile under the soap dish in the wall.

    It smells like the type of cleaner you’d find in a commercial bathroom.I don’t find the smell unpleasant and it’s not very strong and gone by the end of the day or masked by other cleaners. Small issue considering what a great value and great job it does keeping the bathroom clean.

    Original Review:

    I have hard water. My glass shower doors are always cloudy, especially at the bottom and I have hard water stains and soap scum on my tiled tub surround. I don’t have incredibly hard water where I would need to get a water softener but over time I get a good buildup of soap scum and hard water stains. The Simple Green Clean Building Bathroom cleaner did a pretty decent job of cleaning my bathroom. It still required scrubbing with a scrub sponge but it did better than other cleaners I’ve used. It’s not as good as cleaners specifically made to melt away hard water and soap scum but it does do better than other products I’ve used in the past.

    I didn’t have other products to immediately compare it to but I did attempt to get rid of the soap scum and hard water stains in an area with just the scrub sponge and water. It took a lot of effort compared to using Clean Building Bathroom cleaner. I followed the directions, diluted 1 to 20 in a spray bottle. Sprayed the area, gave it a few minutes to work and then scrubbed with a no-scratch scrub sponge. Most of the areas cleaned up with just a quick swipe. The tougher areas with the thicker build up required more effort and a little more cleaner but eventually came clean.

    This cleaner is Green Seal Certified which means it has been evaluated to be better for the environment, better for you and better for people who use the bathroom. I checked the MSDS and there isn’t really anything concerning from a health perspective. Especially when compared to some of the more effective lime scale cleaners that you just spray and wipe. I figure a bit of scrubbing isn’t bad considering I’m using a safer product.

    Another reason I chose to try this cleaner is because of its economy. The cleaner is concentrated. You mix one part concentrate to twenty parts water to get the working solution. Out of a gallon of concentrate I can make over 80 32 oz. spray bottles and that comes out to less than 25 cents per spray bottle.

    This is an acidic cleaner (pH around 1 undiluted, a little over 2 diluted) which is not recommended for all types of tile such as stone and other unglazed tile. It’s not great for the grout either. Most shower/tub/tile specific cleaners I’ve come across and used are very acidic or very alkaline. I have glazed ceramic tile and a porcelain tub and haven’t noticed any issues. If you have any concerns, check with the manufacturer of your tiles and tub for their recommendations.

    This is from Simple Green’s Clean Building line of cleaners which are developed for institutional and industrial use. That means schools, offices, hotels, etc. In addition to being Green Seal Certified they also have to go through OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration). According to the MSDS it poses only a slight health hazard (1 on the HMIS scale) compared to serious (3) for another popular bathroom cleaner. With Clean Building Bathroom cleaner the health concerns seem to mainly be with prolonged exposure to the concentrate. It seems as long as you don’t drink it, soak in it or pour it in your eyes it’s safe. I think it’s still a good idea to wear gloves when cleaning and other protective items regardless how safe or natural the cleaners are. Keep the concentrate stored safely where kids and animals can’t get to it.

    It has a mild, pleasant smell, it’s safer…

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