Cleaning ‘hacks’ to avoid

We all love discovering cleaning tips and ‘hacks’, or watching videos of fast ways to clean the sink, oven or carpet; but some of these hacks are actually very bad for your home and can do more damage than they do good. If you’re using these cleaning hacks then you’d be far better off using cleaning companies in York to do a proper job to get your stubborn dirt off.

Using vinegar

Vinegar is an acid and will damage the rubber seals in your appliances. Pouring vinegar down your drain will significantly decrease the lifespan of your plumbing and leave you with a much bigger bill in the long run. Using oven cleaning York services will be far better in the long run than trying to wipe it clean with vinegar.

Using toothpaste

Toothpaste is commonly promoted as a good means of cleaning glass, but it is actually very bad for it. Toothpaste will remove the dirt, but it will also make scratches worse and remove the shine over time.

Using coconut oil

Coconut oil is often recommended for the cleaning of fabric, but all oils will stain fabric. Coconut oil may offer an initial ‘miracle clean’ on your curtains or sofa, but over time the oil will seep out and the material will become stained with a yellow-ish tinge. Oils should never be used near fabrics or for cleaning carpets.

Using salt solution

Salt solutions are often billed as a ‘safe alternative’ to cleaning products, but if anything they are the opposite of this. Salt solutions will not kill the germs on your oven, kitchen counter or sink, leaving them to spread and infect. This salt solution will also begin to strip away paint and cause corrosion if it is not washed off your appliances, so use will actually decrease the lifespan of your kitchen.

Cleaning hacks look good on Pinterest and Facebook, but the reality is that they’re often bad for your appliances in the long-run. If you’re struggling to keep on top of your cleaning then you’re far better placed to seek some professional help from VA Cleaning.

1 Comment

  • Harriet Morrison
    Posted February 3, 2019 08:06 0Likes

    This is a topic tthat is near to my heart… Best wishes!
    Where are your contact details though?

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