Scientifically, pure water is supposed to have hydrogen content (PH) of 7. A liquid with a PH below 7 is acidic and one that has a PH above 7 is basic. As alkaline is the base, water is said to be alkaline when it has a potential for hydrogen of more than 7. This kind of water can also be termed as ionized water. It provides health benefits like neutralizing imbalances of chemicals and minerals in the body. In addition to that, ionized water can also be used for cleaning at home.
What to clean?
Carpets: Cleaning a carpet with this water will leave it absolutely clean. If you have ever taken your carpets to your local carpet cleaner, you must have noticed that they use detergents and chemicals to loosen the dirt in the fibers. In addition to that, the foam formed by the detergents is never completely eliminated from the carpet. This means some residue will always remain behind. By using ionized water, the entire residue is bound to be removed, as the molecules are slippery and so move through the carpet fibers more easily than detergents.
Clothes: According to the University of Washington, most laundry detergents contain toxic chemicals. We never know about this because such chemicals are never listed with the ingredients of the detergent. To avoid the introduction of toxic chemicals in to your clothes that might affect you in the long run, the use of ionized water is the solution. You do not have to worry about stains, be they oil, grease, coffee or soup. Without toxic chemicals, it can penetrate through the fabric easily and gently without causing any damage to the fabric.
Concrete pavements and walkways: If you have concrete pavements and walkways around your home, after a period of time they get dirty with soil, oil and grease. That means you need to have them cleaned once in a while. You may hire a local cleaner to do the job or purchase a high pressure power washer. If it is dirty with only soil, you should not have a big problem flushing it out, but if oil and grease are included then an alkaline based cleaner is what you need. This will help scrub the grease faster and more easily.
How to make ionized water?
Alkaline water is available in various forms. One of the most ways is by the use of an Alkalizer. Using such an Alkalizer is the easiest way, because you simply put water in it and then after about five minutes, your water is ionized. The Alkalizer can also be fitted to your tap water system to simplify the process. You can also get alkaline water by adding alkaline ingredients to the water. Adding ingredients like PH drops and lemons to water is actually the cheapest way to ionize water. For lemons, one simply squeezes the juice into water, while PH drops can be bought from pharmacies. There are various types, but Alkalive’s PH Booster is one of the common ones you can easily get.