The term “Oxy” or “Oxygen” in the name of a product means the presence of modified Hydrogen Peroxide, similar to what you purchase at your local drug store to clean infections, or dying your hair blond. Oxygenated cleaning products whiten and brighten by releasing oxygen, which breaks up stains and destroys mildew. Although safer than chlorine bleach and highly effective, oxygenated products are not as fast working as chlorine-based products. As the cleaning market is fiercely competitive, cleaning company research and development wings are busy looking for new combinations or modifying old products that can provide effective cleaning solutions without causing damage to the environment. Oxygenated bleach is one such relatively new cleaning technology that is gaining popularity.
There are several “Oxy”-based cleaners now available in the market. OxiClean Miracle Foam made by Orange Glo is available in a spray bottle. This is liquid in the bottle, but when you pull the trigger it comes out as foam and cleans various types of hard surfaces. Woolite Oxy Deep Spot 7 Stain Carpet Cleaner, Oxygen-Activated Stain Remover is great in removing carpet pet stains that may seem impossible to clean. The manufacturers of this product claim that it can permanently remove the toughest set-in stains, such as wine, food, juice and pet messes. 3M Scotchgard Oxy Pet Stain Remover for Carpets with Stain Protection is another cleaner that removes “tough to remove” stains from carpeting.
Oxiclean is an Orange Glo product that effectively removes wine, pet stains, mold and mildew, perspiration, food stains, coffee, juice, blood, and much more. It can be used on carpets, upholstery, and laundry among other things. Oxiclean is odorless and it should not be mixed with chlorine bleach as they neutralize each other. It should not be used on silk and wool, but it does not harm colored clothing. The new and improved OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover removes stains in and around the home and is the most effective at removing grass, grease, dirt, and ink stains than the original formulation. Orange Glo Pro is made with pure orange oil that acts as a solvent to cut through grease and grime. It is actually absorbed into the finished wood surface to replace lost oils.
Oxy Clean Baby Stain Remover will come in handy to every parent with babies or toddlers. It can effectively remove any stain a kid can get on his/her clothes. It removes sit up stains, bowel movement stains from clothing, from all those leaky diapers that baby has, especially newborns. It can also remove juice stains and any other pad stains. In addition, it will not leave bleach stains on the fabric. You can safely use it on your kid’s bright or dark colored outfit.
Oxygenated cleaning products are proven to be successful and they are usually at a low cost. They are slightly higher in price than traditional cleaning products, but the extra cost is worth the effectiveness. These products can be ordered online or available at many local retailers, including Target and Wal-Mart.