For 80% of people, cleaning is one of those domestic duties that gets ignored until it can no longer be avoided. In fact, sometimes the information that is available on the internet or passed down through generations can be incorrect, which can actually do more harm than good. After all, when you hate cleaning, the last thing you want to be doing is rectifying mistakes along the way! Read on to find out some of the biggest cleaning slip ups that people make…
Bleach can be used with hot water
There is a common misconception that bleach should only be mixed with hot water. Whilst this can be acceptable for some surfaces, it can actually activate the chemicals in bleach and cause white surfaces to stain yellow or lead to faded carpets. Most of the time, people will only make this mistake once!
Vinegar can act as the only disinfectant
As a top tip that is often passed down from your grandparents, the acidic quality of vinegar makes it an excellent natural disinfectant. The problem is that people solely rely on it and since homes are no longer made from stone and mortar, vinegar may not be the most effective disinfectant to use on its own. In fact, it doesn’t actually kill all the germs. As a result, you should probably use a multi-surface disinfectant that is proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria too.
You shouldn’t over-vacuum
For many years, people have thought that vacuum cleaning too often can damage your carpet, however vacuum cleaning neglect can actually be worse. After all, dust, debris and bacteria lives in carpet fibres and will thrive unless they are vacuumed regularly. The regularity of vacuuming is often different from person to person, as it is important to factor in things like whether there is a pet, the size of the property and whether shoes are permitted or not, but most domestic cleaners recommend twice a week as a minimum.
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