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All About Domestos Bleach

What is bleach? Does bleach kill weeds? Get the answers to all your questions from Domestos

There’s no question that Domestos bleach can kill all known germs but how? We know it’s a thick bleach but how does it work? And what does Domestos do to help you in your fight against germs in your toilet? Arm yourself with bleach facts and find out why Domestos bleach is the ultimate germ-killing weapon. 

What are the uses for Domestos bleach? 

Domestos is the world’s number one disinfectant designed to kill germs and bacteria in high traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathroom. 

The most common types of bacteria found in any bathroom are Bacteroidaceae (or bacteria from poo), E.coli, streptococcus, and salmonella. These aren’t always the harmful strains of the bacteria but using Domestos cleaning products in the bathroom will eradicate any threat to your family from bacteria in the toilet and is a great solution if you're wondering how to prevent bacteria and germs from spreading in the toilet. 

Similarly, diluted Domestos can be used to sanitise floors and bins in areas such as the kitchen – helping you to learn how to prevent bacteria and germs from spreading in the kitchen. 

What does Domestos do?  

Domestos bleach contains chemicals called oxidative agents. When these agents come into contact with germs or stains, they cause oxidation which kills germs. 

What is bleach made of? 

The ingredients label of bleach chemicals on a bottle of Domestos can be confusing. Let’s demystify them: 

  • Sodium Hypochlorite: a chemical compound based on salt – this is the active ingredient in bleach. 

  • Surfactants: allow liquids, solids, and gases to move more freely with each other. 

  • Perfume: the scent makes your bathroom smell fresh after using Domestos. 

What does Domestos bleach do? 

Does bleach kill weeds? …Yes! 

Does bleach kill bacteria? …Yes! 

Does bleach kill viruses? … Yes!  

As you can see Domestos products are the ultimate weapons in the war against germs - killing 99.9% of all known germs, dead. 

How does Domestos kill bacteria?  

How does Domestos work? 

It’s all down to a powerful chemical reaction that happens when bleach chemicals react with germs it comes in contact with. The sodium hypochlorite in Domestos bleach oxidises molecules in the cells of the germs it meets. This process eradicates bacteria and viruses to protect you from illness spread via toilets. 

Is bleach acidic or alkaline? 

A common question is whether bleach is an acid or an alkaline substance. Bleach typically has a pH level of between 11 and 13 which means it has strong alkalinity. Bleach is not acidic. 

Is hydrogen peroxide bleach? 

While hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching and cleaning agent that includes many of the characteristics of bleach, it is not strictly the same. Chemically, peroxide is H2O2, and bleach is NaOCI but either can be used to help clean your home.  

Which product is the best bleach for your home? 

Homeowners have been using Domestos bleach to clean their home and keep their families safe from germs since 1929. People trust Domestos because it kills all known germs. Dead.  

So, trust Domestos to have the right products for your common cleaning problems, or go directly to browse our product range

Where can Domestos be used when preventing germs at home? 

Domestos bleach can be used all around the home, just make sure that you follow the instructions on the bottle. It is a versatile line of products that can be used on a surprising number of surfaces to keep you and your family safe against illness. So, whether you're looking to get rid of germs in the kitchen or bacteria in the toilet, Domestos is your number one friend. 

Get product recommendations and hints & tips to tackle all your bathroom cleaning problems. 

What about sustainability? 

Bleach almost entirely disintegrates into salt and water. 

Domestos mission 

Domestos has been protecting families against germs since 1929. Today, Domestos continues to protect millions of families with our full range of cleaning products, including thick bleach and bleach sprays which can be used as a multi-purpose cleaner all around your home, as a bathroom cleaner, or even as a drain cleaner. Multi-purpose sprays and toilet rim blocks are also available to keep your home hygienic.  

We don't just protect families at home though, we fight poor sanitation globally too. We've helped more than 28 million people gain access to a clean and safe toilet, and thousands of children have benefited from clean water and toilet facilities in their schools; helping improve attendance and education.   

Read more about our mission to help 100 million people have access to clean and safe sanitation by 2030, and how you can support our partnership with UNICEF.