Originally Posted by DrumRunner
No soap. Some soaps are actually harsh on trailers and cars..it will dull the paint and such..
The next time you're in your local BigMart, you might want to check out the variety of car-wash and RV-wash concentrates available for purchase. They're perfect for both you and your horse.
bleach doesn't just stink and make a mess..I have no idea where you got that from. It sanitizes and clears the smell of the urine and poop in the trailer..
Chlorine bleach is caustic as all get-out. It can cause skin burns and irritates your lungs, eyes, and mucous membranes.
(And before somebody brings it up: Muriatic acid, which is basically another name for hydrochloric acid, does similarly harmful things to your body with the addition of corroding your esophagus and causing vomiting and diarrhea.)
Wash it with car wash or RV wash, rinse it well, air it out ... same result, none of the side effects. Win!
If you mix bleach and water together and then scrub the trailer with the brush you're getting much more "clean" and sanitary than you would with soap.. Soap may smell good but it doesn't remove all of the harshness, such as ammonia, it just removes dirt and the things you can see...If you really want a "clean" trailer, use bleach..
I don't want bleach anywhere near anything
with ammonia in it — even just ammonia residue. You're talking about unhealthy and potentially toxic results: chloramine, dichloramine, nitrogen trichloride, hydrazine. That's just basic high school chemistry.
Got a well? Got crops? It's also also not something you want in your ground water.
Soap and water washes it all away.
Soap and water removes dirt. Soap and water removes oils. Soap and water removes poop. Soap and water removes ammonia. SAFELY.
And a pressure washer will take care of almost anything that's "stuck" on.
Wash it, rinse it, air it out. If you have a legitimate
concern about disease, spray the interior down with Lysol spray and let it dry.
If you do it the right way the first time, you won't
need to play with bleach.