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How to remove pesticides from fruit and veg

Wash your fruit & veg in bicarb.....say researchers! We've always known that a lot of people wash their fruit & veg in Soda Crystals, Bicarb or White Vinegar to help remove any residual chemicals, namely herbicides or pesticides. Simply rinsing them under the tap is usually not sufficient to remove all the residue. Researchers from Department of Food Science and ‡Department of Veterinary...
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Advice on preventing colour runs

There's nothing more frustrating than putting some whites in a mixed wash and finding one of the coloured items has run and dyed the whites. If that happens, there's very little you can do to rescue them. There is a slim chance of reviving them by washing immediately with Soda Crystals Laundry Boost (after removing the offending article of course). Here is more information from The Spruce. We a...
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Preventing blocked drains

Could you be inadvertently helping make a Fatberg? A 130 tonne, 250m long fatberg has been blocking a London sewer. Fatbergs are caused by a combination of fats and debris that has made its way to the sewers, usually from peoples' homes. The problem is caused because people are putting too much oil and sink down the drain as well as inappropriate items such as nappies and cleaning wipes. Problem...
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Could cleaning be bad for your health?

A bowl of cleaning products
UPDATED 11 Sept 2017 Although lots of people might jump at any excuse to get out of the cleaning, the health benefits of a clean home are immeasurable - and that's before you take into account the exercise factor. Indeed, if you don't tackle mould in the home, it can have very serious health consequences. This is the advice from the NHS on mould and damp. A recent survey from Norway has found t...
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Cleaning wipes could cause infertility! Get back to cloths.

Another study highlighting concerns about the chemicals used around the home The University of California has released it's findings on a study into the chemicals used in household cleaners and some personal care products. It found that some of them have the potential to disrupt the oestrogen-signalling process, reports the Daily Mail. Although the chemicals are included in a popular cold remedy...
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Beware the potential killer under your sink!

Never mix bleach warning
NEVER mix bleach with other products! Apologies for the alarming headline, but this is an issue we've talked about before and is a message that everyone should hear . Mixing bleach with other cleaning products could potentially give off poisonous chlorine gas. The problem is that, because bleach doesn't smell nice, they think they can mix it with other, 'nice smelling' cleaning products. In a re...
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Maintaining Water Quality at Hollicarrs

How traditional products can help with water treatment systems Hollicarrs is a luxury holiday home estate at Escrick, just south of York. The timber clad lodges are set amidst woodland so that holiday home owners can enjoy the natural surroundings and wildlife. With around 160 lodges, the treatment of waste is of paramount importance and because they have their own water treatment system on site...
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How to unblock a sink

Pouring Soda
Dealing with blocked sinks Most blockages in sinks are the results of grease and oil congealing in the pipes as the waste water cools. The build up can also trap food debris, further restricting the flow of water through the pipe. Bacteria can grow on this, giving the resultant bad odours. If neglected, this can cause a total blockage. It's best to tackle the issue as soon as you notice water dr...
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Comment from Dri-Pak on the recent ‘acid’ attacks

Laboratory testing of liquids
There have been some horrific incidences of so called 'acid' attacks in the news of late. Strictly speaking, the attacks involve 'corrosive' liquids; an alkali can be just as dangerous as an acid. There is some confusion as to what products are 'safe' and which aren't, by some members of the public, as can be seen in this Twitter conversation. We have previously posted about the need for people...
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Where to buy our products

Here is a list of some of the retailers of our products Download our list of: Retailers   Soda Crystals Soda Crystals are readily available in most supermarkets and many other retail outlets, either in the laundry or cleaning section. Sometimes they are sold under the retailers own brand. Be aware that if they are sold in a plastic bottle, they are NOT Soda Crystals, but soda ash and are not ...
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