When it comes to cleaning, there are a lot of misconceptions and inaccurate information. Perfection Cleaning is here to set the record straight to ensure you have the proper information to keep your home safe and tidy.
Myth 1: Bleach is an idea cleaning agent for every surface in your home.
While bleach kills germs quickly, it’s not great for breaking down build up on surfaces. Aside from that, bleach can be harmful to use if you have children or pets especially in strong concentrations. If using bleach, be sure to be wary of the concentration and only use it in areas where it will not affect more sensitive individuals in your home.
Myth 2: Any cleaner will do.
Many people simply grab a bottle of cleaner from the store and start spraying everything at home with the same cleaner. It’s true that there are many good multipurpose cleaners out there, but that doesn’t mean they are all multipurpose. Always pay attention to the label and determine where it will be of best use in your home.
Myth 3: Cleaners need to be sprayed on and immediately wiped off.
There are many products out there that work right away and do not require soaking, however, that’s not true for them all. Some products are required to sit for a period of time in order to work effectively leaving a sanitized surface behind. Always read the instructions on the bottle to get the best results possible.
Myth 4: Bleach works best with hot water.
Many people believe these two are a perfect match, when truthfully the combination can leave white surfaces with a yellow tinge. To avoid these stains, never mix bleach and hot water.
Myth 5: Vinegar is an effective disinfectant.
Vinegar is great for removing gunk from surfaces, but it does not kill all germs. When it comes to cleaners including vinegar, you need to determine what you are trying to clean with it. Vinegar may work for some germs but not all which is important to remember if it’s the cleaner of your choice.
Myth 6: Using detergent makes everything cleaner.
Sure, extra detergent can help when it comes to heavily soiled clothing, however, when you use extra detergent in regularly soiled clothing its just a waste of money and can do more harm than good. Extra detergent can leave soap residue on the clothes that will need to be washed off using more water and electricity.
Myth 7: Frequent vacuuming can wear your carpet out.
Many people believe that frequent vacuuming can wear it out faster when it’s the total opposite. The best thing you can do to keep your carpet clean and increase its longevity, is to clean it regularly. This will also help to keep it clean for longer periods of time.
Myth 8: If it smells clean, then it must be clean.
Just because something smells flowery and fresh doesn’t mean it is clean at all. Scents deodorize but do nothing for the actual cleanliness of the area. The safest and most effective clean is odorless.
Myth 9: Steam cleaning your carpet can cause it to mold and stink.
Most people worry about the stale smell after you have your carpets cleaned, however, this is the best way to keep your carpets clean. Once the carpets are dry, the smell goes away and leaves you with the cleanest carpets you’ve had since they were new.
Myth 10: Newspaper is the best thing to use to clean windows.
Sure, newspaper is a good alternative to paper towels, however, its not always ideal. It can take the link out of the glass windows, but you run the risk of smearing ink from the newsprint on the frames and the glass. Most times, paper towel and a good cleaning agent is a better idea.
We hope you enjoyed learning more about these common cleaning myths and the information will be helpful for you!
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