There could basically be myths about everything in life and of course there are many myths associated with cleaning – about the qualities of certain products used, when and where to use some of them or what they could really do. Here is a list of some of the most popular myths, circulating around, and the truth about them.
First of all, it seems that many people believe that bleach is highly effective when it comes to cleaning different surfaces. This is not at all true, as bleach is actually a powerful disinfectant and may be used after a cleaning product (if the surface could bear it), but not instead of one. This myth may be such due to the fact that bleach takes out the color of things. Because of that it may be considered as a powerful cleaner. However, rather than killing bacteria, bleach does not really help with removing dirt. There are plenty of detergents you could use instead of bleach, not to mention that if you use baking soda, it will not only be effective, but also safe for your health and the health of your children.
Another popular myth is that hair sprays are one of the best ways for removing ink stains. This myth may be explained by the fact that hair sprays contain alcohol and alcohol is good for cleaning ink spots. Okay, but this doesn’t work if the fabric doesn’t contain polyester. In addition, not every hair spray contains alcohol, so why bother giving money for that if you could simply apply alcohol and deal with the problem? Just open the minibar, get whatever alcohol is in there and apply it.
Here is another myth – using newspapers and magazines to clean mirrors and glass is totally one of the easiest and highly recommended ways to do so. While this may be true to a certain extent, what is more certain is that using newspapers on mirrors and glass is going to leave them covered with ink stains. Very unpleasant, isn’t it? In addition, not to mention what a mess could be left behind if the used materials are too wet. In other words, if you don’t want to leave the places you wish to clean dirtier than before – do not use newspapers and magazines.
These are only some of the myths associated with cleaning habits. You could always hear new myths anywhere you go. Be sure to know the facts before you assume that something is really effective, or – the opposite – doesn’t really work. Searching for information online or simply trying things yourself is a good way to prove wrong some cleaning myths.
A Guest Post from: http://oneoffcleaning.com/spring-cleaning/