Cleaning with Vinegar: The Do’s and Don’ts

When it comes to cleaning, we all have our favorite products to use. Under many kitchen sinks, you’ll find an assortment of chemicals ready to use anytime the need arises. Despite this, diluted vinegar is one of the most overlooked tools in your cabinets!
 
Adding a spray bottle of diluted vinegar to your caddy will take your home to the next level. Vinegar is a deep-cleansing degreaser that has many great uses! We’ll review some of the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” when it comes to cleaning with vinegar.
 
DO use vinegar on hard water spots.
To keep your shower doors sparkling, tackle them with a sponge. Spray the mixture onto the door and allow it to sit for up to one minute. Scrub well using in a circular motion on both sides of the glass. Rinse both sides.
 
DO use vinegar to remove tough grease and grime.
Spray the mixture directly onto the build-up and let it sit for a couple minutes. Scrub the area using a rough sponge and wipe clean. Repeat as necessary.
 
DO use vinegar on surface stains or bacteria/black mold.
Spray your mixture onto the surface you would like to clean. The vinegar works to disinfect the area and releases mold fibers from the surface. (Note: This does not work for mold that has penetrated that surface.)
 
DO NOT use vinegar on hardwood floors.
Vinegar is a strong cleaning chemical that removes build-up of any kind. It is actually so strong that it can remove the finish from the hardwood floors. It’s a good idea to steer clear of hardwood, unless you plan on refinishing your floors! Vinegar is safe to use on laminate, linoleum, and tile flooring.
 
Maids of Honor happily uses vinegar in deep-cleaning situations! Contact us today for a free quote and to find out more.
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