Detergent Information Main Page

This guide provides a large number of helpful articles, grouped into sections, to help answer questions and share information on many 

What is detergent?

Detergents are types of cleaning soaps that are surfactant, meaning they help to release the bond between dirt, stains, or other contaminants from a material or surface in order to make cleaning possible. Detergent is a general category of cleaners that covers a variety of specialized cleaners such as liquid dishwashing detergent (hand washing), dishwasher detergent for the cleaning of dishes and silverware, and laundry detergent for washing clothes.

Detergents typically are available in both dry granular powder form or liquid versions as well. Many include additional chemical additives like bleach, water softener, scents, agents to help deal with hard water mineral buildup, and more.

Article categories

Laundry detergent

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How To Store Laundry Detergent

It may seem simple, but the truth is that improperly storing your laundry detergent can mean ruined, clumpy powder that’s good for nothing. Find out what you can do to prevent it and if there are better choices also.

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Septic Safe Dishwasher Detergent Facts

If you have a septic tank you’ve probably heard the warnings about how using the wrong kind of detergent can cause problems. I’ll explain the problems some types can cause, the right type of detergents to prevent it, and several other great tips you’ll find handy.

Dishwasher detergent

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Can You Use Dishwasher Detergent In The Sink?

It’s actually more complicated than you might thing – or at the very least could lead to a BIG mess. Find out here why dishwasher detergent has some “gotchas” before you try using it in the sink.

Dishwashing liquid detergent

General detergent topics

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Can You Use OxiClean On Microfiber Cloths?

Got microfiber cloths but you’re not sure about cleaning them? As you’ll learn here there *are* some different steps you’ll need to take to make sure your microfiber cloths last for years and come out good as new.

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Homemade Microfiber Detergent How-To Guide

Oh boy are you in for a treat! Here I’ll share a very in-depth guide on how to make your own microfiber cloth cleaning detergent, good and bad ways to wash and dry the, and SO much more.