Dollar Tree Bleach SH content?

Dollar Tree sells 2 brands of bleach (“La’s Totally Awesome” and “The Home Store”) . Neither one has the SH content on the actual bottle. I’ve tried looking online and cannot find anything definitive, just a lot of guesses. Many are assuming it has roughly 3% since it’s not listed. Another person who actually bought some/used some thinks it’s closer to 6%.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them or has a fairly accurate idea of what the actual SH content is or if they’re worth the $1 a bottle to use?

Thanks

I would order test strips from a pool store and just test it.

           Austin Bischoff
  Eco Property Services, LLC  
Myrtle Beach , South Carolina.

Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning

you can get strips that specifically test the SH % ???

http://www.indigo.com/test_strips/disinfectants_sanitizers/chlorine_and_iodine/#.VSA5d8vD_qA

           Austin Bischoff
  Eco Property Services, LLC  
Myrtle Beach , South Carolina.

Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning

Google sodium hypochlorite test strips

           Austin Bischoff
  Eco Property Services, LLC  
Myrtle Beach , South Carolina.

Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning

thanks i will definitely be trying that

Those test strips only test up to 1%. You can cut your SH with water to get it under 1% then do so math.
Or order this kit- Aqua Comparator Test Kit Chlorine Total 0 3 5 mg L from Cole-Parmer

the finger test is the most accurate for our needs

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Finger test?

Jesse
Atlas Services
Exterior Cleaning Specialists
North Carolina

i was afraid to ask. glad you did haha

dip your finger in and pull it out

the faster it turns white, the stronger it is. It will also get warm and slippery, also good signs of strong SH.

Make sure you wash your hands prior to using the bathroom or you will find out about the heat in a very sensitive part of your body. On the bright side, you wont make that mistake twice, LOL

Good to know…So, just to be clear, if you’re STILL not really sure if the SH is still good or not, go ahead and go the el bano, if no trouble, bad SH…Right? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Jesse
Atlas Services
Exterior Cleaning Specialists
North Carolina

Uh no!!

you may not feel it on your finger but the other “appendage” is much more sensitive and you will feel it.

You’re welcome!!! But, being afraid to ask questions will not get you far in a business like this…ALWAYS ask (AFTER using the search function, of course). Even if you ask a “dumb” question that everyone else knows the answer to, you’ll get over the embarrassment much quicker than you’ll get over a mistake on the job!

Jesse
Atlas Services
Exterior Cleaning Specialists
North Carolina

I don’t think anything could ever be as bad as what I remember as “the habanero incident” :flushed:

Jesse
Atlas Services
Exterior Cleaning Specialists
North Carolina

been there, done that!!

Most store bought bleach is around 6% or less. The “super concentrated” is around 8%. And there is no telling how long it has been sitting on the shelf in a warehouse.

Not necessarily. Walmart for example sells 8.25% gallons of household bleach that has production date stamped at the bottom of each bottle. Pick it up, flip it and look for a bunch of little black numbers down there somewhere.

It’s kinda coded and I was too lazy to try to figure out exactly how it works. But you can tell the year and I think the day of the year it was produced. For example Jan 1st of 2015 would be “001 15”. Or sometime mid March could be “075 15”.

And if u start going to the same Walmart and same shelf over and over again, and start paying attention to those numbers, you’ll remember what number you took last time and look for bottles with greater number. That’s how I do it :slight_smile:

Alex @ Nothside Power Washing

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nice tip Alex… i actually ended up just going to a pool store that sold 12.5%

32 Gallons @ $80 after tax… $2.50 a gallon

Anyone who buys store bought bleach while having a god source for 12.5% is throwing money away. Most store bought bleach costs more per gallon than what I pay for 12.5%.