Friday, November 9, 2007

Better Living Through Chemistry, Modern Angst, or I Think They Have Medication For This

Did you know you can use dishwasher detergent to take stains out of clothes? You have to be careful, because it can leave little white spots on your apparal. Bleach, I think.

So if you use liquid drain opener (who knows what is in that) in your drain, and later you open your dishwasher and there is a bit of fluid in the bottom of the dishwasher, and you know water from the drain can backflow into the dishwasher, if you decide to wash the dishes will the liquid drain opener and the dishwasher detergent combine to form a toxic gas THAT WILL KILL EVERY LIVING THING IN THE HOUSE?


Mrs. G. said...

Well good to know if I ever want to commit mass murder at my house. Yikes.

Thanks for the spot removing tip.

Camellia said...

mrs. g., I am not sure the combination will take out a crowd, but a neighbor used to make a little concoction of ammonia and bleach and put it in a spray bottle and use it to kill roaches. Not recommended.

And the dishwasher stain removal to use it only on whites. And don't leave it on too long.