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How to Choose the Right Type of Laundry Bleach

When it comes to laundry, it’s important to be confident in the detergents you’re using and know exactly how and why they work or you. Working with a laundry bleach is no exception.


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How to Choose the Right Type of Laundry Bleach

OMO has a range of products to suit every need and they are dedicated to creating laundry bleach that offers unbeatable stain removal properties. In this blog we will take you through the best bleach for clothes and why we love the OMO range so much.

At Cleanipedia, we want you to get the most out of your laundry experience and that’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to choose the right type of bleach for your needs.

What Are The Different Types of Laundry bleach?

There are two main types of bleach for clothes that can be used to whiten and brighten your laundry. Let’s understand what they are and what differentiates them from each other.

  • Chlorine-based bleach – contains an oxidising agent like chlorine or sodium hypochlorite

  • Oxygen-based bleach – contains an oxidising agent as well but in the form of oxygen or sodium percarbonate.

Both chlorine-based and oxygen-based bleaches are available in South Africa in a variety of forms. We love the range of bleaches from OMO, which are chlorine-based bleaches. They are a versatile cleaning agent to have in the home because they can be used for both laundry and other household cleaning functions.

Importance Of Using The Right Type Of Laundry Bleach

The right laundry bleach will be able to offer you a multitude of functions from whitening those dull, yellowing white clothing to removing stains from your favourite red t-shirt. No matter what type of bleach you choose, be it a chlorine bleach or an oxygen bleach, it should be able to offer you the benefit of being about to whiten and brighten a range of different coloured clothing as well as clothing types.

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When it comes to the OMO range of bleach, we absolutely love the versatility that the range offers. OMO bleach is specifically formulated to penetrate, lift, and remove stains, leaving your clothes stain-free and whiter than ever before. What’s more, you can use OMO bleach for your other household bleaching needs, like in the bathroom and kitchen, which means you don’t need 101 products in your pantry but rather one that’ll do it all for you – like OMO.

The OMO range of laundry bleach includes:

Proper Use and Safety Precautions

Bleach contains chlorine or sodium hypochlorite which, after all, is a chemical compound. As with any kind of chemical, you need to practice care and caution when working with it. Here are our top tips for using bleach safely.

  • Never mix any other kind of chemical with bleach.

  • Always wear gloves when working with chlorine bleach, especially if it is not diluted. If you are very sensitive to smells and chemicals, consider wearing other personal protective equipment like eye masks, goggles, and a face mask too.

  • Make sure you’ve opened all the windows and doors that you can in the area you are working with the bleach to create a well-ventilated space.

  • Always pour the bleach into the water, and not the other way around.

Are you looking for other ways to keep your white clothing white, aside from using bleach? Read our blog on A Clever Way To Brighten White Clothes for some alternative methods now.

For more clothing care tips and tricks, visit Cleanipedia today.


What kind of bleach should I buy for laundry?

We highly recommend OMO Multipurpose Bleach for all your laundry bleaching needs.

What are the differences between bleaches?

For laundry, you can choose to use a chlorine-based bleach or an oxygen-based bleach - both work well for laundry.

Can you mix bleach with all laundry detergent?

You should never mix bleach with any other kind of detergent or chemical. Rather add diluted bleach to your pre-wash dispenser in your washing machine, keeping it separate from the detergent.

What kind of bleach do professionals use?

Professional cleaners like a bleach that has a variety of functions meaning it can be used for laundry and other household cleaning needs, like OMO Multipurpose Bleach.

Are all laundry bleaches the same?

Not at all. Every laundry bleach is different, but all are focused on offering you stain removal benefits.

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