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How Do Foam Cleaners Work?

A person wearing a rubber gloves cleans a surface with a sponge and foam cleaner.
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There’s something super satisfying about using a foam cleaner. It foams up so nicely (sometimes colorfully), then wipes away effortlessly. If you use a foam cleaner regularly, you may have wondered how it cleans surfaces so well.

Well, wonder no more! The trick of a good foam cleaner is in how the foam clings to dirt better than a liquid clinger can.

When you clean a surface with a foam cleaner, it’s a gentle form of cleaning that doesn’t require a lot of hard scrubbing. The foam adheres to the dirt or debris on a surface, letting you wipe the foam (and dirt) away with ease.

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Foam cleaners are made up of different ingredients than a lot of liquid cleaners, allowing them to perform differently. Usually, the main ingredient in foam cleaners is a surfactant. This ingredient helps to break down dirt and grime on surfaces.

When combined with water and air, the surfactant creates a rich lather that clings to surfaces, allowing it to work its magic for longer periods. While liquid cleaners drip right off, a foam cleaner can stay in place longer for an easier, gentler clean.

If you want a highly effective cleaning solution that can make quick work of even the toughest cleaning tasks, consider foam cleaners. Plus, they’re super satisfying.

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