Housekeeping Channel - For the Home You Keep.  The Resource for Better, Faster, Healthier Housekeeping. International Executive Housekeepers Association Housekeeping Channel - For the Home You Keep.  The Resource for Better, Faster, Healthier Housekeeping.

30 Second Summary of HC

Forgot your password?
My House USER NAME
PASSWORD
REMEMBER ME

Follow us on Twitter

Some help from our friends...

 

Sponsored Link
Clean Green with Dry Steam
HC-Pedia Entry

Sodium metasilicate

Options

Email to a Friend Email to a Friend
Print Print
Bookmark Bookmark

Related Topics

For those interested in green cleaning, some manufacturers sell “phosphate-free” TSP powder, available in home centers and hardware stores. The phosphate-free formulation contains sodium metasilicate.

 

entry continues below ↓

When mixed with water, sodium metasilicate makes a highly effective cleaner that can remove dirt and marks from walls in preparation for painting, and attack stubborn soils on siding when cleaning the exterior of a home. Follow label directions for proper use – even a small amount of phosphate-free TSP powder dissolved in water produces a powerful cleaner.

Sodium metasilicate is highly alkaline. Dust from the powder can irritate the nose, eyes and lungs. When mixed with water to form a cleaning solution, prolonged exposure to this compound can cause skin irritation. Wear protective gloves, eye protection and long sleeved shirts and pants while using this product. Wear a dust mask while mixing the powder with water if dust irritates nasal passages.

Store the compound in original containers in a dry location. Sodium metasilicate is highly poisonous when ingested. Store it out of the reach of children or pets.

 

Sodium metasilicate:  Created on November 3rd, 2009.  Last Modified on November 3rd, 2009

 

References listed above credit sources The Housekeeping Channel consulted for background or additional information.

All HC-PediaTM content is © 2005-2014 The Housekeeping Channel.

Except for third-party copyrighted material, you may freely use, excerpt or cite this material provided The Housekeeping Channel receives credit and the Web address www.housekeepingchannel.com is plainly listed with all uses, excerpts or citations.

 

 

Sponsored Link
Health Intentional Cleaning with Water Only