Whether you’re a new homeowner or just starting to clean up your home for the first time, there are some common myths about cleaning that you might want to avoid. Here are three of the most common myths about cleaning and how they can actually hinder your efforts:
All cleaners need to be sprayed, then wiped off right away
Myth: Cleaners need to be sprayed and then wiped off right away.
Fact: Cleaners can be applied either wet or dry, depending on the surface you are cleaning. For hard-to-reach areas, spraying the cleaner and then wiping it off is the best method.
Any cleaner will do when it comes to cleaning
Myth: All cleaners are created equal.
Truth: While all cleaners will help clean surfaces, not all of them are effective at cleaning the inside of a surface. For best results, use a specific type of cleaner designed for cleaning surfaces and materials.
Bleach is an ideal cleaner for all surfaces in your home
Myth: Bleach is a great cleaner for all surfaces in your home, but it’s not the best option for every surface.
Bleach can damage wood floors if used incorrectly. Before cleaning with bleach, test it on a small area of the floor to make sure it won’t cause any damage. If you do decide to use bleach on wood floors, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully.