Cleaning Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Cleaning Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Cleaning is a process that everyone must do. Whether it’s daily cleaning, deep cleaning, reorganization, or cleaning before you do more, it’s something that we all have done and will continue to do. However, there are some cleaning mistakes that many people make and don’t even know they are making! These cleaning mistakes can lead to frustration, destruction of items, or even leave you ill. It’s important to take note of these cleaning mistakes for your space!


Neglecting your Home Appliances

a person cleaning off a stovetop with a wet rag

As a professional cleaning service, we have seen almost everything while on the job. One mistake that many people make is forgetting to clean larger home appliances. How long ago was the last time you scrubbed the inside of your fridge or oven? When did you clean your dishwasher last? These are things that most people probably overlook, but they play a large role in taking care of your home or apartment.


Forgetting Your Floors & Walls

Almost everyone has swept and mopped the floors in their home, but did you know you should scrub your walls as well? When performing house and apartment cleanings, it’s common for us to scrub down your walls to rid the surfaces of bacteria or visible dirt. When preparing to clean the walls in your home, you first need to test a small inconspicuous spot to see how the paint might react to soap and water. Depending on the wall’s paint finish, you might end up scrubbing off the topcoat of paint.


person loading a dishwasher

Asking Too Much From Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher can’t do everything. Most people think their dishwasher will do all the work for them. Unfortunately, dishwashers are only designed to clean slightly dirty glasses, pots, pans, and other basic items. So, if your pan has hard crusted on food, you will need to soak it or scrub some of it yourself before placing it into the dishwasher.


Using Steam Mops for Everything

Steam mops are an amazing item to have in your cleaning arsenal. They sanitize while they clean with high-temperature water, which means there are no harsh chemicals. However, steam mops should be used sparingly in your household, and only on surfaces that you have pre-tested! You should not use steam mops on wood floors, due to the high temperature and water the wood can absorb some water or leave watermarks! On tiles, you need to ensure that there are no cracks or holes that the steam can seep into. If steam comes in contact with tile glue or the subflooring under your tiles, it could create loose tiles or mold growth!


cleaning chemicals on a wood surface

Mixing Cleaning Chemicals Together

A lot of cleaning chemicals are safe to use, and many can keep your family safe by killing germs and viruses. As beneficial as these cleaning agents are, you really need to avoid mixing different ones together. Most people have heard that mixing bleach and ammonia together can create toxic fumes, and they do! What most people don’t realize is that there are other chemicals in your home that you shouldn’t mix such as bleach and rubbing alcohol, which make chloroform. Another combination of dangerous chemicals is mixing bleach and vinegar together as they make chlorine gas. So, it’s safe to say that mixing bleach with anything is probably a bad idea. It’s much safer to leave the chemical mixing up to the chemists.


Why You Should Leave the Cleaning to the Professionals

With the risk of so many things going wrong with your house cleaning, it can save you a lot of hassle to hire a professional cleaning service. Our cleaners provide everything from basic cleaning to deep cleaning services. So if you’re ready to save time and hassle, call our professional cleaning service today!