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Carpet Cleaner Shelf Life


Don’t your chemicals expire

Like foods, carpet cleaners have a shelf life. A carpet cleaner shelf life should represent how long the cleaner will be effective. Some cleaning products can certainly have an expiration and won’t be usable after that time. Look for expiration dates on bottles.

Here’s a quick carpet cleaner shelf life guide.

  • Heat can impact chemicals with mildew and bacteria inhibitors. If this occurs or if there is a significant water dilution, these inhibitors can lose their effectiveness. Store these at moderate temperatures and not diluted. If they are exposed, they should be used within three to six months.
  • Use oxidizers or any cleaner with an “oxi’ ingredient within one year. Light can impact the shelf life of these products. Heat can also affect their usability.
  • Products found in powder form will typically have a longer shelf life than liquids.
  • Most bleach-based disinfectants have a shelf life of about one year. This is true when storing bleach at a constant, moderate temperature (approximately 70 degrees F).
  • Replace bleach if not used after six months.
  • All-purpose cleaners begin to lose their effectiveness after two years.
  • Antibacterial cleaners have a shelf life of about one year. If the product is diluted or exposed to extreme temperature, the shelf life could be shorter.
Carpet cleaner shelf life can vary depending on how you store your chemicals. If you have questions about the longevity of Pro Clean Chemicals products, please contact us.