Choice has been big on providing comparison testing on everyday household products.
Would it be possible to also look at outdoor cleaning products/chemicals.
Three things stand out.
- How well does the product perform?
- Is it value for money?
- Is it safe, to you, your house and the environment?
- How complete and effective or reliable are the instructions for safe use?
(That’s four now!)
Typically you are trying to do more than just lift off dirt and dust. Algae, mould, moss and lichen are also the enemy.
Some products appear to have similar ingredients, but the price differences are significant, just on brand identification? Roof cleaner concentrate $99 for 5l on line vs $39 for a competitor at Bunnings. See below for links.
The other consideration is that these products are typically used on larger home cleaning jobs, hence they are not $2.00 projects.
It’s also possible to be left with an impression that some of the active ingredients carry risks that are not well communicated. Eg A user instruction to not spray if rain is likely might be good advice.
Would it be better to have also said avoid run off onto lawns, gardens and waterways for xyz days? This assumes the active ingredient can be harmful to aquatic life and invertebrates, which some can be. You don’t usually need to consider these types of risks for cleaning products used inside the home.