Clean the Litter Box Safely

It can be dangerous to clean the litter box using bleach!

It can be dangerous to clean the litter box using bleach!

Did you know it can be dangerous to clean the litter box using bleach? The reason is because one of those lovely aromas that wafts from kitty’s litter box is ammonia.

What is the last thing you want to mix with ammonia? That would be bleach. You are probably aware that it is dangerous to mix bleach and vinegar or bleach and ammonia because toxic chlorine and chloramine┬ávapors are produced. You might be tempted to disinfect the cat box with household bleach after emptying it, but don’t use bleach in the first rinse.

What you want to do is empty the litter box, rinse it with water, and then disinfect it with bleach.

Clean the Litter Box Safely
Last modified: July 18th, 2015 by Anne Helmenstine