Vinegar Cleans Everything
It is the secret everybody seems to know. The one that you will be repeatedly told to use when something gets messy; greasy tiles, descaling, removing dirt. And perhaps it is unfair to call its dexterity as a cleaning tool into question but
Vinegar and Baking Soda
People swear upon it, perhaps because of the mega chemical reaction which sees the solutions fizzing and sizzling away. But this is another vinegar related super-secret – debunked I’m afraid. The two solutions effectively neutralize each other and during the process, the carbon dioxide escapes to leave you with – well, water and salt. And it’s a light form of it too. Yes, naturally it will make things look clean because water does that so well, but in terms of the most effective solution– it is not near to the top of the pile.
Cleaning Solutions Act Instantly
Have you ever cleaned with the ‘wipe and go’ philosophy, we all have I’d expect. But a cleaning solution needs time to work. It needs contact time or ‘kill time’ with the surface to disinfect efficiently. Ensuring the surface is wet enough to kill the microorganisms on it is essential to dramatically reducing the possibility of infection. Contact times can range from 30 seconds to 10 minutes and solutions with a longer cited contact time may need more than a single application
Vacuum Cleaners Take Everything With Them
Another one I’m afraid. Though vacuum cleaners take a lot of rubbish, dirt and dust with them, they can also spread it around and swish it into the air. Dust mites can live in carpets and their faeces can spread to cause or bring on an onset of asthma, eczema and allergies. Washing your carpets on occasion and/or using an
Green Cleaning is a Myth
Washing Machines and Dishwashers Clean Themselves
It sounds true and there are probably machines out there that do, but both can adopt unwanted or musky smells after
Bleach Doesn’t Clean
Bleach stinks, it can be harmful to breathe and is certainly harmful to touch – so why do we use it? What does it do? Well, it is a sanitizer, it makes things look cleaner, it kills bacteria brilliantly. But it won’t remove dirt. Essentially it is not a multi-purpose cleaner and there are alternatives you can use to bleach to get your kitchen or bathroom sparkling.
Cola is Good For Cleaning
It has been said that your cleaning can be made easier with a dash of coke around stained spots or limescale, such as on the ring of a toilet. The citric acid in the drink is supposed to work on the stains and scale but to counterbalance that, the sticky, sugary drink is basically food for bacteria.
Lemons Remove Hard Water Stains
We found that the citric acid in
If It Looks Clean And Smells Good, It’s Clean
Not entirely true. You have likely removed most of the grime when you clean with a cloth and some water or with an air freshener, or some washing up liquid but you may not have disinfected the area all too well. In essence, this concept is the opposite of the bleach scenario. Bleach kills everything, wiping something over cleans it. But to clean effectively, you need to use the right product and give it time to do its thing.
There are hundreds of traditional cleaning tips that run through families, or that someone told you at the pub or over lunch. Some are true and some may be less so, but the most time and cost effective environmentally friendly solution is to source products that you trust and that you know will keep your home, workplace and environment clean and tidy.
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