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Different Types of Bleach

Bleach is a versatile chemical that has many uses in the home. In this guide, we unpack the different types of bleach products that OMO offers to the consumer market. We look at what they are, what they can be used for and why we highly recommend them at Cleanipedia.


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OMO Range of Bleaches

OMO has recently introduced a wonderful new range of types of bleach that many homeowners are getting very excited about using. From original multipurpose bleach to active multipurpose bleach with a kick, the OMO range of products offers unbeatable stain removal capabilities for laundry as well as germ-killing properties for surface cleaning in the home.

Read on to find out more about the OMO range of multipurpose bleaches.

OMO Bleach – Regular

If you want to start using bleach, we recommend using this product as your first introduction. OMO Multipurpose Bleach is a cleaning agent that can be used for many purposes around the house including cleaning surfaces and floors and whitening clothes.

OMO Bleach – Active

This product is like regular bleach on steroids. OMO Multipurpose Bleach Active is formulated to be even stronger in its ability to penetrate fabric fibres in order to lift stains up and away from white clothes. It also acts as an excellent bleach to clean bathroom and kitchen surfaces too.

OMO Fresh Bleach

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If you’re looking for a product that can offer you the power to bleach your whites, disinfect your surfaces, and leave your home with a fresh floral scent, then you should choose OMO Fresh Bleach.

OMO Lemon Bleach

As with OMO Fresh Bleach, OMO Lemon Bleach will allow the gentle scent of lemon to linger in your home and on your clothing after use. It works as powerfully as the other OMO bleach products but has an added layer of lemon scent to it.

What can bleach be used for?

Different kinds of bleach have different uses, however, when you use a multipurpose bleach like OMO Bleach, it offers you a wide variety of uses in one. Here’s how you can get the best use and results from using OMO Bleach:

For Clothing

When it comes to types of bleach for clothes, a multipurpose bleach like OMO is recommended. You simply have to soak your white garments in a 5l bucket of water into which a ¼ cup of OMO Bleach has been diluted. Leave your garments to soak for 10 – 15 minutes and then rinse. Wash your clothes on a normal cycle in the washing machine after that and dry them in direct sunlight.

Follow these safety tips with using bleach on clothing:

  • Never pour bleach directly onto white garments

  • Never use bleach on coloured or dark clothing

  • For an added boost to your whitewashing, add half a cup of white vinegar to your washing machine

For Surfaces and Floors

If you want to clean surfaces in your home, most especially in the kitchen and bathroom, then using a bleach product is a great idea for high-germ or very-soiled areas like sinks, floors, toilets, baths, and showers. Dilute half a cup of OMO Bleach into a 5L bucket of water and soak a clean, microfibre cloth in the solution. Use a cloth to clean these areas. There is no need to rinse. For very soiled areas like sinks and toilets, you can also pour the bleach directly onto the surface and leave it for 5 – 10 minutes to soak in before wiping it off.

Follow these safety tips with using bleach in the home:

  • Always make sure there are windows and doors open in the room you are working with bleach in. Good ventilation is important.

  • If you have sensitive or allergic-reaction-prone skin, we advise using rubber gloves when working with bleach products.

All types of bleach work well as germ-killing cleaning agents. The active ingredient in bleach is a chemical called chlorine which is highly effective in killing germs, and removing any food, drink or other stains from fabric fibres. Consider using OMO Bleach in your home today, you won’t look back!


What are the different types of bleach you can buy for laundry?

Bleach for laundry is a product that you should always have in your pantry. We recommend using OMO Bleach for all your laundry bleaching needs.

What are the benefits of using a particular type of bleach for laundry?

OMO Bleach can help to brighten your clothing, lifting out stains, leaving them stain-fee and as white as new.

What is the most common type of bleach?

Multipurpose bleach is the most common type of bleach that has many uses in the home.

Which bleach to use for clothes?

We recommend using OMO Bleach to get your white clothes whiter.

What is the strongest type of bleach?

Chlorine bleach is a very strong bleaching agent. If you want a strong multipurpose bleach, consider using OMO Bleach Active.

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