Cleaning Mistakes Homeowners Make

Cleaning Mistakes Homeowners Make | Misty Clean
Following these tips can help homeowners avoid making cleaning mistakes

Cleaning mistakes happen because homeowners have hectic schedules, and sometimes speed cleaning happens. However, when you clean, it should be a thorough, not rushed, and safe process. Sure, there are daily activities that you can do to keep your house clean such as washing dishes and wiping down counters. These daily cleaning activities don’t take a lot of time (unless the dishes have piled up), but to keep the entire house clean from floor to bottom, you should set aside some extra time to take care of this to avoid these cleaning mistakes. 

Not Using Clean Rags

Reusing a rag isn’t the best idea, because germs, dirt, and bacteria spread once again. Using a freshly-washed cloth is best practice. Also, using multiple rags while cleaning is helpful as well, mainly because dirt accumulates quickly. 

Washing Windows on A Sunny Day

We consider window washing on a sunny day a cleaning mistake because the warm sunshine evaporates window cleaners. When the cleanser dries on the windows, streaks occur. You should save window washing for an overcast day.

Overloading the Dishwasher 

Dishwashers are convenient, but they should never take on too much. Avoid overloading your dishwasher and make sure to switch up the direction of your silverware to help the water distribute properly. What a lot of homeowners often don’t realize is that dishwashers can dull sharp knives and cause anything kitchen utensils made of wood to degrade. Handwashing some kitchen items will aid in their longevity.

Using the Wrong Cleaning Products

Some surfaces call for harsher cleaning products, and others do not. For example, if your home has a granite countertop, it would be a horrible idea to wipe it down with bleach or vinegar. Also, all-purpose cleaners can cause damage, as well. It’s best practice to research what surfaces can handle particular cleaning products.

What’s the Best Way to Avoid Cleaning Mistakes?

One way to avoid cleaning mistakes is to always look at instruction manuals. Dishwashers have an instruction manual that guides you on how to handle maintenance. In the case of a kitchen countertop, the installation company can guide you on the best cleaning practices. Youtube videos help as well, but the best way to avoid cleaning mistakes is by hiring the pros here at Misty Clean. We’re experts when it comes to residential cleaning and commercial cleaning

Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Residential Cleaning!

Are you looking for professional cleaners to take care of the chores for you? Misty Clean is here to help! 

Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different residential 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 carpet 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.


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