Any self-respecting hostess makes sure that the house is always clean. Today, industry offers many tools to ensure this. Many means and methods of cleaning we have already mastered so much that we do not think – is it correct at all? We do not use other things in principle, simply because we are sure of their inefficiency.
It turns out that a person is often in captivity of those myths about cleaning and cleanliness in the house, which are imposed by relatives, the media, the Internet. In the end, a person has a lot of knowledge about how best to clean, but how true are they? Chloric is a universal cleaning agent.
Many people believe that using chlorine can clean everything, it should be used in the most exceptional and difficult cases. In fact, chlorine is not a cleaner at all. This substance fights bacteria well and can even clean out stains from paint. But if it comes to the usual, classic dirt, then washing the floor with bleach is almost useless. It will be better to take ordinary detergents, bleach to use only if disinfection is required.
From professional cleaning, carpets can diminish in size.
Today, carpets are not as fashionable as they used to be. But although they are encountered less and less often, the need to clean them does not disappear. But there is a persistent myth that carpets after professional cleaning will become slightly smaller. Such a belief is so fashionable that many people prefer to do it on their own. Only here from such efforts carpets can really decrease in size. In fact, the sad fate awaits only those products that are made from completely natural materials. And even then, cleaning should have been done with a lot of water. But cleaning professionals will not allow such a valuable product to suddenly get drenched through. Yes, and modern carpets are increasingly synthetic – such products decrease in size does not threaten.
Vinegar can remove any stains.
Vinegar is considered a kind of magic by humans, which can conquer any dirt. Strangely enough, this statement is almost true. Only here it is necessary to know that there are some materials and surfaces that will suffer from vinegar much more than the dirt planned for removal. What is it about? First of all, this floor is made of hardwood. After all, vinegar eats away this natural material. So do not clean the stains on the expensive parquet, oak or pine floor with this “universal” means. He is afraid of vinegar and a floor covered with mastic or wax. After all, a strong remedy simply rots the cover, depriving the floor of its beautiful shine. Do not fight with vinegar and with smelling stains on the carpets. Although the people’s councils also recommend using it in such a situation. In fact, vinegar with its smell will simply be cut off for a while by the source, but after a while the unnecessary aroma will return. So it is better to acquire a specific tool, which is precisely designed to solve this particular problem. Ironically, they are afraid of vinegar and stone coverings. The liquid can eat them or damage them, like some kind of acid, which, in fact, it is. And although not all stones are vulnerable, for many, contact with vinegar is still undesirable.
If there is a lot of dirt, then just take a little more soap or a cleaner.
Banal logic says that if there is a lot of dirt, then you should store a lot of detergents, otherwise it will be difficult to wash. In fact, everything is not quite true. The work of soap and other cleaning agents can be explained simply: they attract dirt particles to themselves, as if tearing away from the previous surfaces. Soaking off the soap, we wash off and dirt. But what happens if there is too much soap or any other cleaning agent? The surface, richly soap-soaked, will begin to attract dirt even more.That is why there is no sense in increasing sharply the number of cleaners. It is better to soap-wash and repeat the procedure until the complete victory over the mud. If the funds have been applied a lot, with a margin, then the surface should be washed very carefully, otherwise it will soon become dirty again. You can use the following trick. If you need to do some dirty work with your hands, then they must first be soaped, let dry and then do the required tasks. After washing your hands with water, the dirt will quickly go away. This trick is especially successful in the case of paints and engine oils.
It is better to use cleaning agents with dyes and preservatives.
Increasingly, on the packaging of certain cleaning products, one can find mention of preservatives or dyes. But it’s not candy, there are no one going! Is there any practical sense in such product improvements from the manufacturer? In fact, it is absent. And additives of dyes and preservatives for most people – just a marketing trick. There are many people who want to minimize the number of chemistry around them. But it is worth remembering that cleaners without preservatives can really spoil, turning into hotbeds of bacteria. Harm they can sometimes cause more than some chemistry. Speaking about the paint, its role is also quite understandable. In this way, the manufacturer emphasizes that this substance is not suitable for internal use by man. After all, it is not accidental that everyday chemistry is red, blue, green. There is a practical goal, not just beauty. If the dyes do not add to the cleaning agents, they will remind themselves of ordinary water.
It is best to clean glass and mirrors with newspapers.
This myth does not imply any doubt – old newspapers or magazines are the best means of cleaning, of course, are not. Although they also perform this function well. Only here it is worthwhile to know that these tools are cleaned, if high-quality printing was used, and not much paint was cast on the newspaper sheet, especially dark. If the printing house does not save on color, then the paint can suddenly be smeared on the mirror and even the frame. It will be insulting if the old object suddenly turns out to be stained.
Each time when cleaning furniture from dust, the surface must be polished.
And let some fans of polishing be outraged, but no chemical products, even if specially designed to give a smooth surface, are useful for wooden furniture. That is why polishing furniture is necessary only in accordance with strict manufacturer’s instructions. If the furniture has a respectable age, then it is not very often to work with it as neatly as possible, especially if you purchased an unfamiliar polish from another manufacturer.
Hairspray can remove ink stains.
This myth is very popular on the Internet, people recommend removing ink with a hairspray treatment. Do we pour such strong chemistry on our heads? The truth here is only partial, and the varnish will not always work. If the cosmetic is based on polyester or its derivatives, then you can count on success. If the basis of other chemicals, the varnish is likely to not help. But in any case – the spot was taken out or not, after treatment of the tissue with varnish it should be washed immediately thereafter.
Vacuum cleaners can damage the carpet.
Modern vacuum cleaners have become very powerful devices, they have acquired a bunch of baits, brushes. This is a multifunctional device that does not know how. But people began to be afraid of such powerful devices, believing that they will certainly harm their carpets by their strength. Only this is not true, but dirt and dust in large quantities will certainly cause the fibers of the product to be much more harmful. After all, mote will stretch the carpet hair and bite into them as even the toughest brush of vacuum cleaners can not. So you can safely vacuum the carpets at least three times a week and not be afraid to damage the product.
Excellent cleaning agent – ammonia.
There are people who think ammonia is almost a magical cleaner. Those who decide to use this advice, it is worth to warn about the terrible smell of this liquid. It can cause problems for those who have irregularities in the respiratory system. Yes, and dilute ammonia in the water previously would not hurt. Yes, and the miracle properties of this tool are contrived. There is nothing that would cleanse ammonia alcohol better than other folk remedies or special chemistry. The only thing that justifies the use of such a liquid is glass cleaning. Ammonia is really good here, and its use is much cheaper than any alternative.