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Cleaning tips from the Experts in Melbourne

We have asked the experts and they have spoken. Peters Cleaning provides us details on what the 10 cleaning hacks we believe you should avoid. Use this for Bond Back or your rental cleaning for your end of lease clean and enjoy a professional finish.

Using Vinegar

Vinegar is wonderful for cleaning many surfaces like glass and kitchen counter tops, but using vinegar (apple cider vinegar specifically ) on appliances in your kitchen may damage the rubber seal on them. Avoid using vinegar on areas like oven doors and fridges where there might be a rubber seal.

Using Toothpaste

Lots of people feel that using toothpaste to clean glasses can help remove old scratches, but this is wrong and must be avoided at all costs. In actuality, toothpaste eliminates the lense impact of the eyeglasses making them useless and may even make the scratches worse.

Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is used for a great number of family of beauty regimes but it should not be used anywhere close to fabric. All oils stain fabrics and coconut oil is no exception to this rule.

Using Salt Solution

Apparently, using a salt solution when washing your clothes will prevent the colors from running and your clothes from fading. However, this is just not the case and the salt solution doesn’t have any effect whatsoever and may damage your washing machine if used multiple times.

Using Mouthwash

A favorite hack floating around Pinterest recently is the one where you pour mouthwash to a washing machine to give it a deep clean. However, it turns out that this also is totally pointless as well as the toothpaste is just too gentle to make any difference to the cleanliness of the machine. You might have a minty smelling washing machine but it surely will not be clean.

Oven Hoods: The petroleum jar!

Oven hoods not just absorb odours, they’re also a magnet for oil and fat. If you do not remove it early enough, it is going to begin to clog up the oven hoods, which makes it tough to completely clean them out. A very simple trick is to wash them in the dishwasher: put the filters on the top compartment of the machine. Be certain that you run the dishwasher without other dirty dishes to prevent catching food residues in the filters.

If you don’t have a dishwasher, set the stopper in the sink and fill it up with water. Insert a double dose of washing liquid to the water and set the filters at the sink. Leave them to soak for a few minutes, then scrub them thoroughly with a brush and then repeat the procedure. Do not neglect the inside of the oven hood: wash off the accumulated oil and fat and dry thoroughly, using a 100% cotton fabric

Wo thirds of food poisoning incidents originate in the refrigerator or freezer walls, the latter of which we often overlook, in regards to Spring Cleaning.

What you ought to be aware of is that almost all germs only ‘hibernate’ at temperatures below 0 Celsius, but they do not die! To prevent bacteria from building up, sort your meals in Ziploc bags in your freezer as a preventative measure. To wash it, turn off the power, remove the bottom shelf and leave a few towels inside to soak up the water, close the door and let it defrost overnight. To sterilize, soak a cloth in vinegar-water solution and use it to completely wipe down the entire fridge and freezer, do not forget to clean out the shelves too.

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