It seems like there has been a dependence on bleach for cleaning everything from restroom scum to ceramic tile grout. Bleach has been the default choice as a disinfectant and mold remover.
The reality is that bleach is dead in the modern cleaning world. Maybe not in homes yet but already in the commercial cleaning industry where institutions such as hospitals will no longer touch it.
Bleach is an very harsh way to get cleaning results that are inferior to a more specialized chemical.
A Few Issues:
There’s a reason you won’t find bleach at a hospital or advanced medical facility that is up to date on proper disinfecting techniques.
There’s also a reason you will see cleaning companies use bleach – ignorance.
Bleach is no longer the jack of all trade master of none cleaning choice you have to use. There are alternatives:
With the availability of QUATs and mild acids there is absolutely no reason to use Good Housekeeping’s 1950’s choice (bleach) for cleaning.
Bleach is dead. Leave it alone.