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Cleaning Myths
Posted on:Saturday, January 31, 2015

I should wait until my carpet shows soiling and stains before I have it cleaned?

All residential carpet should be professionally cleaned a minimum of every 12 to 18 months. Allowing dry soils to build up in the carpet pile scars pile fiber allowing it to take on a dull, dirty hue. This permanent fiber damage will give the impression of soiling even after cleaning

You can use vinegar for anything!"

You can do a lot with vinegar, but it's certainly not the magical home cleaner some people would have you believe. Stephanie at Keeper of the Home wrote a well-researched rebuttal to the vinegar myth, and concluded that it's really not all it's cracked up to be—even combined with its supposed best friend, baking soda! Especially when it comes to cleaning up dirt and grime, you're way better off with any number of alternative, eco-friendly cleaners.

Stain your clothing with ink? Hairspray can help!"

This used to work better, but according to Good Housekeeping, it's no longer a reliable tip. Back in the day, the secret ingredient was alcohol, but current hairsprays either use much less of the ingredient or omit it entirely. You can spray and spray, but all you're going to do is make your clothing sticky. For ink stains, go straight to the source—it's time to bust out the rubbing alcohol.

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