7 Home-Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

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7 Home-Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

27 October 2016
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No matter how much of an effort you put into cleaning your home, making cleaning mistakes can leave your family vulnerable to germs and even impact how long your appliances last. To help you get the most out of a cleaning session, here are some common cleaning mistakes that are made and what you can do to avoid them.

  1. Skipping door knobs. The door knobs in your home can be a safe haven for germs. Harmful bacteria can be spread from person to person through the knobs. To prevent this, wipe the knobs on a daily basis.

  2. Spraying cleaner directly on stainless-steel appliances. Each time you apply cleaner directly onto the surface of an appliance, some residue is left behind. Eventually, the buildup can impact the finish of the appliance. You should always spray the cleaner into a cloth first and then use the cloth to clean the surface.

  3. Cleaning with the same cloths. As you clean with a cloth, it is collecting germs. If you continue to use that same cloth throughout the house, you are spreading germs from room to room. To avoid this, do not use the same cloths throughout the home and replace them when they are worn.

  4. Only self-cleaning the oven. Even though the self-cleaning feature is handy, the extreme temperatures used during the process can cause the control panel to burn out due to a lack of ventilation. To prevent this, opt for an oven cleaner that you can apply before bedtime and easily clean up in the morning.

  5. Replacing a wet toilet brush in its holder. A wet toilet brush placed in the holder can lead to a buildup of bacteria. The bacteria relies on the moisture for growth. You should always allow the brush to dry before replacing it.

  6. Dusting with a feather duster. A feather duster seems convenient, but when you use it, dust is not collected. The dust is instead moved from surface to surface. However, if you use a cloth, the dust will be collected.

  7. Forgetting the bathmat. Your bathmat is not only exposed to dirt as each person in your home uses the bathtub but also remains wet throughout the day, which can mean a bacteria buildup. After each use, ensure that everyone in your home is hanging the mat to dry.

There are other cleaning mistakes that can have a bearing on your family's health. To avoid these, considering hiring a professional housecleaning service

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