You don’t want to clean your house without proper chemicals. It just takes too long, especially when you get to the kitchen, and you can rub your knuckles raw as you scrape away with a brillo pad. Luckily, there are a wide number of domestic products available to make your job easier. Bleach is great because it can brighten tiles that have been stained dark with age. Ammonia is good because it’s a strong disinfectant that cleans almost anything it touches. When you combine the two, however, there’s a side effect: you’ve just made chlorine gas.
For those who don’t know, chlorine is lethal. This means that if you spray some Windex in the bathroom after dutifully scrubbing the area with Clorox, you could kill your entire family. The household products tend to contain massive warning labels that plead with users to not make such a ghastly mistake, but a huge number of people end up in the emergency room each year due to chemical mixing-related mishaps. As a general warning: when you start to see white spots appearing in your peripheral vision, it might be a good idea to get some fresh air.