Perfection Cleaning speaks for everyone when we say that there is an abundance of interesting, and questionable house cleaning myths. The issue with myths regarding housekeeping is, you could be doing absolutely nothing productive as you spend valuable time in these beliefs. Why would you want to do that? Unfortunately, there is no 'Myth Busters' show for household maintenance, so were going to help you out with deciding which myths are true or false. We all just want to get our housecleaning over with, and find tips that help us get it done faster and more efficiently.
MYTH: Soda can unclog your drainage problem.
FACT: You may believe that sodas, can eat through clogged drains. Though soda contains phosphoric and citric acid, they are not enough for cleaning drainage. Rather, they pose serious risk of promoting bacteria and fungi growth because of the sugar. Your best bet is to invest in a snake if your drains are not working.
MYTH: Vinegar cleans everything
FACT: Vinegar is a great helper in the cleaning department for some jobs, but should be avoided in certain situations. Specifically porous materials, such as stone, wood etc. It is an acid and can damage them permanently. For other non-porous yet very grimy surfaces, vinegar won’t cause any damage but can be an ineffective product when used on its own. Combine it with bicarb soda to create a chemical reaction.
MYTH: The bathroom is the dirtiest part of your home.
FACT: The kitchen is where you can find the majority of mold and germs, the dirty kitchen cloth, the fridge, the drain of your sink are literally breeding grounds for unwanted the micro-organisms in your life. It is strongly recommended to clean your kitchen daily! Other dirty places include door knobs, remote controls, light switches and toys.
MYTH: Floor cleaners will clean your floor AND wax without causing buildup
FACT: If you wash your floor with a dirty mop, then seal it with a waxing agent, you're actually SEALING in the dirt and bacteria. Why would you want to do that? Make sure you are reading the labels on your floor cleaning products. Stick with a microfiber floor mop. With a washable microfiber mop head and a safe floor cleaner, you can cut your mopping time in half.
What is the most outrageous cleaning myth you have heard?