Different types of materials and what they are used for

Have you ever been asked the question in a general knowledge quiz, what different types of materials are there and what are they used for?  You might have answered with specific materials such as, velvet, cotton, wool, leather and nylon, all sorts of fabric material, used mainly for clothing, but Metal, Wood, Glass, Ceramics, Steel, Paper, Plastic and Concrete are also all examples of materials.  When you think about cleaning any of these quite different materials you probably might guess that each one should be cleaned in a specific way that won’t damage the outer layer of the object that’s made from that material. However, materials such as Metal, glass, rubber, and some ceramics can all be effectively and safely cleaned with a Large Ultrasonic Cleaner supplied by a professional company such as https://www.hilsonic.co.uk/.  Saving time and money these specialist machines are a great way of cleaning, a large number of parts in the same cycle or one or two very large parts of a machine together. Whatever cleaning products you are using, make sure to store them safely away in a locked cupboard so that any children cannot gain access to them!

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Some cleaning products can be incredibly dangerous and harmful to children, animals or even adults if not used correctly.  Fabric materials are reasonably easy to clean, used mainly for clothes, and furniture, warm soapy water with a soft bristled brush can be effectively used to clean fabric sofas while clothes can be easily cleaned in an A rated washing machine or if a very delicate fabric, by hand, or by a dry cleaning professional. Wood can be used to carve and build all types of basic or ornate furniture, cleaning these objects can be completed with the use of mineral spirits, a microfibre cloth, and a clean cloth for drying.

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Concrete is commonly used on driveways and patios and can be easily cleaned using a spray bottle filled with equal parts of water and baking soda, or water and vinegar.  Adding a small amount of liquid dish detergent, spray the mixture evenly over the concrete area to be cleaned. Leave the liquid to soak in for about thirty minutes then scrub the concrete with a hard bristled brush before using a high-power spray to wash everything clean using warm water.


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