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Do Concentrated Detergents Work?

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Do Concentrated Detergents Work?

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Mary Marlowe Leverette

Concentrated laundry detergents have been around in one form or another since the 1960s. Sometimes called “ultra” products, these products offer the same cleaning properties as the old familiar detergents and also help the environment.

The key to using concentrated products is to make sure you us the right amount of detergent. Be sure to read the product label. Even experienced laundry-doers can guess the right amount incorrectly. There is no need to dilute or use the product any differently than regular detergent.

Concentrated Benefits

One of the main benefits of concentrated products is their lightened impact on the environment. Smaller bottles use less plastic which means less packaging to recycle and less impact on the environment. Smaller containers mean less fuel is needed to ship these products. Manufacturers use less water in detergent production which means reduced use of a very precious natural resource.

And, smaller detergent containers are easier to carry and store at home. They are perfect for those who must use a laundromat or community laundry room. If you are considering a switch to concentrated detergents or just want to know how different brands rate, read reviews of top rated concentrated detergents at ConsumerSearch .

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