Have you ever thought about how big machines, powerful computers, or industrial factories are cleaned? Cleaning products and tools are actually fascinating and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Here are four cleaning tools or products you never knew existed.
What You Didn’t Know Existed
1. Without a vast infrastructure of pipes and plumbing, water wouldn’t make it much farther than the lakes and ponds it sits in. To send water to every home, office, warehouse, and industrial plant across the nation requires a massive network of pipes of all shapes and sizes. But guess what? Those pipes can get dirty, clogged, or full of debris. And as you can guess, that means they need to be cleaned. Luckily, there are products designed specifically to help clean pipes. Pipeline pigging brushes and tools are just some of the specialized products designed to make sure the pipes covering America are kept clean.
2. Did you know that filling up your vehicle with fuel is actually damaging the engine? Unless you use specialized race-grade fuel, your average tank of gas is anything but clean. Over time, that debris can lead to gunk and grime throughout your engine. While that gunk can hurt your engine’s performance and eventually ruin it, there are ways to clean it. Scientists and chemists have actually come up with cleaning solutions for your fuel system and engine. By pouring the liquid in your fuel tank, you can effectively scrub your engine from the inside (without taking it apart to do so).
3. Using a fireplace can be one of the most comforting and relaxing things you do at home. Burning logs in your fireplace, though nice, produces dangerous chemicals and buildup inside chimneys. If left unchecked, those chemicals and compounds (usually creosote) can ruin your chimney and lead to dangerous (and even deadly) problems. While you can hire a chimney sweep to clean your chimney, you don’t need to. There are special logs you can burn in your fireplace that actually reduce the creosote buildup inside your chimney. By burning one or two logs as needed, you can effectively clean your chimney without spending money on a sweeper.
4. Did you know that ice cubes can be used for more than just chilling your drink? In fact, ice cubes can be used to clean your garbage disposal. Throw a handful of ice cubes in your garbage disposal once a month, turn it on (with running water), and let it do its magic. The ice cubes will help naturally and safely destroy and loosen any debris and grease inside your disposal and pipes.
There are plenty of other unique ways and tools that are used to keep the world clean. From ice cubes in your garbage disposal to pipeline pigging brushes, keeping the world clean and safe requires a lot more work than you might realize.