3 Home Kitchen Cleaning Mistakes You Should Avoid

Hiring professionals to clean your kitchen has many perks. The professionals will clean your kitchen thoroughly and eliminate bacteria and other microbes that can lead to infections. A clean kitchen also plays an integral role in your home's curb appeal, especially if you want to impress guests. You will feel motivated to cook and spend more time in the kitchen if it's clean.

Moreover, deep cleaning will help remove clutter and free up more space for other things. If you decide to clean your kitchen yourself, here are mistakes you should watch for.

Not Cleaning the Vacuum Regularly

Your vacuum cleaner will accumulate dirt, debris, pet dander, and other particles. Hence, you need to clean the appliance regularly to promote its efficiency. A dirty vacuum will push dirt around your floor without cleaning your kitchen properly. Also, a clogged machine will work slower, making house chores take longer than necessary.

If you are using a bagged vacuum, you need to replace the bags when they are full. The appliance has an indicator light that will alert you when it's time for a replacement. The period it takes for your bag to get full will depend on your vacuum type and how often you use it. You will have to replace your bags more often if you live in a large home or have more family members. 

You don't have to wait for the indicator light signal to replace your vacuum bags if the appliance isn't working correctly or it's smelly.

Using Hot Water for Stain Cleaning

While hot water can eliminate some stains, it makes others worse. Stains like blood and sweat will lodge deeper into whatever material you are cleaning. Hot water can also damage some fabrics, such as wool, satin, and silk, and cause them to wrinkle or fade. You should use cold water for grass stains and colorful food stains like cheese, jelly, and jam. You can also use cold water when washing sticky surfaces with glue, toothpaste, deodorant, or water-based paints.

Hot water will come in handy when cleaning water-based ink, chocolate and coffee stains, wine, gum, dyes, and lotion. You can combine hot water with home remedy cleaning solutions, like vinegar, baking soda, and lemons.

Not Replacing Sponges Regularly

Your cleaning sponges can accumulate bacteria which can spread throughout your kitchen surfaces, exposing you to infections. Hence, you should clean the items regularly and ensure you wash them thoroughly after use before hanging them to dry. Don't leave the sponges on the sink as it damages the fabric faster and can also lead to smells. You can have a different dishcloth for cleaning your benches instead of using a cleaning sponge.

For more information, contact a house cleaning service in your area.

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