Over the years old wife’s tales have been passed down but here we are going to debunk some of the most common cleaning myths out there. You may be surprised to learn that a lot of the things you may do yourself are not as efficient as you think they are.


Myth #1: Add ammonia to your dishwater to make glassware sparkle

Ammonia really isn’t going to do much of anything besides add harmful chemicals to your home, dishwater and environment. A more eco-friendly choice and efficient choice would be to add a few drops of white vinegar.


Myth #2: Cleaning carpets just makes them accumulate more dirt

A woman told me this once and couldn’t help but laugh because it simply is not true. Having your carpets cleaned is not just good for the appearance but for the sanitation of your home. If you have kids and pets in your home this is even more imperative as it can prevent from spreading germs, dirt, dust and even more.


Myth #3: Hairspray removed ink stains on clothing

This was actually not a cleaning myth until the modern hairspray came out. Back in the 1980s hairspray was absolutely loaded with alcohol which is what really lifts those ink stains off. If you can find a heavy alcohol solvent hairspray it should still work but it is almost easier to just use rubbing alcohol.


Myth #4: The best household cleaner is Chlorine bleach

The one mistake people make it to use bleach as a cleaner when in fact it is a disinfectant. Since this is one of the most common cleaning myths out there, bleach is used for almost anything. Bleach itself will not properly clean anything but it is an amazing disinfectant which is great for bathrooms, mold and mildew.


These are just a few of the most common cleaning myths out there that you should be aware of and avoid. Advice is great for cleaning tips and techniques but only if they actually work. In the end if your spills, stain or cleanup problem cannot be sold you can always contact us at Sun Coast!