Hail to the Almighty universal, all-purpose, cleaning products vinegar and baking soda. All over the Internet those two are in every recipe for homemade cleaning solutions. It is true and no one declines their magnificent power, it’s just that they can’t be used everywhere as everyone says. There are limitations even to their power and application. In this article I’ll tell you some of the cases when it is not appropriate to use them.
When Not To Use Baking Soda
Of course we’re not going to talk just about cleaning, there are other myths that have to be broken. For starters when you have heartburn, many people take it to relief the pain. Unfortunately it gives just a temporary relief and can make things worse, moreover it thins your guts which is very dangerous. For all teenage girls out there, please don’t use it as acne remover, because it won’t work. It will make things worse making your brow full of pimples.
Although backing soda is the perfect cleaner, you shouldn’t use it on aluminum objects especially cookware, because it will strip the coating causing discolouration. This happens because the sodium bicarbonate reacts with the aluminum, I can’t explain the process just remember not to do it. You know that soda neutralizes odour therefore it is often used for refrigerators. The problem is of you want to work properly you’ll have to disperse large amount and there just isn’t so much place in the fridge.
Stop With The Vinegar
Enough about backing soda, time to move on with the other, worshiped household universal cleaner white vinegar. Although it cleans really well don’t think of it as soap, you can’t remove grease with it. There are also some surfaces, you can’t use vinegar on unless of course you want to ruin them. Here is a list:
- phone display
- waxed surfaces
- marble counter-tops
- laptop monitor
- cast iron
A piece of advice you should write down and remember well, never mix vinegar and bleach. By doing so you’ll be making a chemical weapon. When the two are combined, chlorine gas is produced, it is very toxic. And forget about all the recipes which say you can use vinegar to eliminate mold and mildew. It will remove the top layer, but the problem will remain. In conclusion, although both are really helpful in the household I prefer hiring a professional cleaning company for perfect results: http://www.carpetcleaning-acton.co.uk/carpet-dry-cleaning/.