Cleaning tips are all over the Internet, including our website! Everyone has a particular way that they like to clean their home. However, there are universal myths that make de-cluttering the house counterproductive. Today we’d like to share four of the many cleaning misconceptions with you.
Cleaning the Dishwasher Isn’t Necessary
There is no such thing as a self-cleaning dishwasher. Dishwashers contain residue food as well as hard water minerals that cause grease and limescale buildup. You can use a commercial dishwasher cleaner every month to ensure there won’t be any stains inside your dishwasher.
Because the Washing Machine Cleans Clothes, It Also Cleans Itself
Like the dishwasher, there is no such thing as a self-cleaning dishwasher. Did you know that washing machines can cause salmonella? We recommend you clean out the washer (especially if you use cold water only). Some washers have cleaning cycles, but if yours doesn’t, cleaners made for disinfecting your washer exist!
You Should Polish Wood Often
The look of polished wood is quite pleasing to the eye. However, you don’t have to overdo it. Polisher typically protects the finish, but not the wood itself. Depending on the polisher, it can dull wood and attract dust. Microfiber cloths can help to touch up your wood when necessary. Use wood polisher sparingly.
Feather Dusters Are the Best Way to Remove Dust
Feather dusters typically only spread dust all over the place. Vacuums are effective for eliminating dust as well as wet and microfiber cloths. Lambswool dusters are excellent because they hold on to dust, and most of them are reusable and washable.
Bleach is the Only Cleaner You Need
Bleach should be in your home undeniably. It helps to disinfect and sanitize surfaces so that they aren’t breeding grounds for germs. After all, it is flu season. However, bleach on its own doesn’t always cut down on grease. If you need to clean a greasy stovetop or countertop or any surface with caked-on stains, bleach should be a part of the cleaning formula, but you also need something with a gritty texture. The point is that you need a cleaner that will loosen up the dirt that piles on surfaces.
If you’re “over” cleaning your home, and you need a break, call Misty Clean, Inc. today. Also, it’s still Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you know anyone battling breast cancer that would benefit from a free house cleaning service, give us a call. Misty Clean partners with the nonprofit organization Cleaning for a Reason, and we provide this service all-year-long.
Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Cleaning!
Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different cleaning services than the next. It’s important to hire a professional cleaning company that can customize their services to your needs, rather than paying for services you don’t need. Whether you need the master bath deep cleaned or you’re looking for the entire home to be sanitized, Misty Clean can help. If you’re ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.