What Is Sodium Hydroxide?
Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) creates soap when used on oils and fats in a process called saponification. It is a principle component in many soaps and detergents good reason because it is a grease cutter. It is the ingredient in many products that actually does ‘the work.’ Other ingredients added to soaps and detergents are put there to sud, bubble, and smell. We have been conditioned to think that if there are no suds there is no cleaning. We have also been conditioned that if a cleaning solution does not have a scent, it is not as effective. This is simply not true. In fact, these often unnecessary additives create residue build-up that trap dirt and over time can make floors and carpeting look prematurely old. Alkaline electrolyzed water produced by the R-Water system breaks down and eliminates these residues, often making flooring look ‘new’ again.