I’m not exactly sure how these ‘trends’ start but this one is not a good call. If you’re older than 25, then you’ve heard that mixing cleaning products is dangerous. I’ve known it for years. Although, not everyone is aware of the dangers, as a ‘product overload’ cleaning trend is happening on TikTok.
The hashtag #ProductOverload has snagged millions of views on TikTok and its popular in the ‘CleanTok’ corner of the platform. Folks are filming themselves loading up a toilet, tub, or sink with excessive amounts of different cleaning products. According to Good Housekeeping, this can cause a lot of problems.
I’ve always been told not to do this because the wrong mixture can cause explosions! Many healthcare experts are warning folks about the other risks involved. Mixing different cleaning products can cause breathing issues, cause your skin to become irritated, and it can damage pipes and plumbing. One of the obvious issues is waste! Cleaning products aren’t cheap. Pouring an overload of different products into a sink or tub is like throwing money out the window.
If you’re like me and have allergies, this trend can cause a severe headache in addition to breathing issues. When I clean with just Clorox I have to turn the bathroom fan on. That stuff alone jacks up my allergies. I can’t imagine using Clorox and mixing it with other hard core cleaning products.
In the videos on TikTok, you don’t see the folks pouring random cleaning products into a tub or toilet. You can’t tell if they’re wearing masks, or if they’re taken aback by the mix of chemicals. Just thinking about this makes my eyes water.
If you Google ‘can mixing cleaning products cause an explosion’, you’ll see that mixing products like bleach and ammonia can cause toxic vapors and possibly an explosion. I want my house to be clean, but I don’t want it to blow up!
Take heed when seeing these ‘trends’ on TikTok. Not everything ya see on the internet is a good idea. Just watching this video makes me question the intelligence of the person using all these cleaning products. It seems like they’re just doing it to make pretty colors in the toilet. Maybe they need a coloring book or need to take up tye-dying tee-shirts. Cause this just looks dumb!