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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:03 pm 
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What would you use to best clean surfaces after moving into a rental home? Would you feel safe using the dishwasher left behind or would you replace it? If you would keep it any suggestions on how to clean it well enough to remove all allergens (milk, eggs & peanut)?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:16 pm 
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My mother would have said elbow grease.....dishsoap and water....maybe a little bleach.....I agree...just my opinion. don't use the dishsoap in the washer....only dishwashersoap...but I only deal with an egg allergy.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:48 pm 
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Yes, I would wash the dishwasher and it should be fine. If the place is carpeted, you might want the carpets washed...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:51 am 
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Wow, good question!

For the peanut (butter?) I would think you'd need a good fat emulsifier cleanser like dish soap. Could you hand wash the dishwasher then run it empty with dishwasher soap.

I am sending you virtual hugs as I am picturing the amount of work ahead of you wiping down all surfaces.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:53 am 
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I would not use Dishsoap to do your general cleaning. It's been proven to not work as well as even plain water.
Dish soap can form a barrier around the fat that will make it stay in place or be spread around.

Best to use a cleanser like Lysol wipes or Fantastic spray

Reference:
http://eatnutfree.com/2010/01/peanut-re ... l-cleanup/
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You will be glad to hear that it is actually quite easy to get rid of peanut and nut residue.
This article outlines a study from a few years ago on how most cleansers will remove it from surfaces. Take note that dish soap does not work very well. You need to use a cleanser like Fantastic or Lysol wipes.
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/200 ... y-cleaners
Also it is important to realize that nut proteins are not living things and they do not die. They will last (practically) forever on a surface if left alone.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:23 am 
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Thanks for posting that. I was very interested and will be sure to pass that on. Good thing we don't deal w/a peanut allergy as those cleaners bring up issues for me and I'm the chief cook and bottle washer.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:04 am 
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Borax
Sodium borate is a natural salt frequently sold as a laundry booster. Its mild alkalinity neutralizes acids and helps boost the cleaning power of laundry and dishwashing detergents. Borax helps loosen soils and stains, and it works well as a deodorizer. In addition, a solution of borax and water is a good, non-toxic mildew and mold remover on hard surfaces.

http://www.housekeepingchannel.com/hcp_39-Borax

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Borax...and good to kill ants....mix w/icing sugar and put where ants go and people, animals, birds don't....the ants take it back to the hill....they love it...they are the only wild thing I feed.

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dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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