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      In this post, house cleaning experts from Nordland Cleaning Service in Northern Virginia reveals the truth behind seven common home cleaning myths.

      Home Cleaning Myths 1

      Polish Your Wooden Furniture Weekly – While it’s natural to want your wooden furniture to shine like new, you should only polish wood items occasionally. Applying too much polish or wax can actually lead to build up and can make your furniture look more dull. Instead of polishing, just use a wet cloth to clean your furniture.

      Home Cleaning Myths 2

      Avoid Professional Carpet Cleaners – Some people avoid having professional carpet cleaners clean their carpet out of fear that it will shrink the carpet. The truth is experienced professional carpet cleaning services will know how to clean your carpet without any negative effects, especially if you have a newer, modern carpet in your home.

      Home Cleaning Myths 3

      Bleach = Cleanliness – Bleach doesn’t actually clean it all. While it can disinfect, kill germs, and whiten any stains on fabrics, it can’t remove dirt and grime away from surfaces like your bathtub.

      Home Cleaning Myths 4:

      Lemons and Coffee Grounds to Clean the Garbage Disposal – Putting lemon peels in your garbage disposal can give it a fresh smell, but won’t actually clean it. Coffee grounds, on the other hand, should never be put in the disposal. They can clog your kitchen pipes and wreak havoc on your septic system.

      Home Cleaning Myths 5:

      Use Newspapers for Streak-Free Glass – This myth actually has a nugget of truth to it; in olden times, it was okay to use newspapers to clean windows and mirrors without leaving any streaks. Unfortunately, modern newspapers are made of different materials that can leave streaks on your mirrors and windows. Instead, use rubbing alcohol or a glass cleaner with a microfiber cloth to avoid streaking.

      Home Cleaning Myths 6

      Hairspray Can Remove Ink – Removing ink stains from clothing is hard. There’s a popular myth that hairspray can help remove these stains. Like the newspaper myth, this has some truth to it as hairspray used to be made with alcohol. However, hairspray nowadays does not contain alcohol, so it’s no longer a viable solution.

      Home Cleaning Myths 7

      Feather Dusters – Feather dusters don’t actually do much dusting. In fact, they tend to just spread the dust around. Instead of using a feather duster, consider using a vacuum with a nozzle attachment to rid your home of any dust problems.

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