Common Household Cleaners and How to Use Them

Apr 20, 2021 | Uncategorized

5 Common Household Cleaners and How to Use Them

How do you know which cleaners are good to use for your home? Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of the South Bay is here to help answer this common question. We’ve listed a few staples to keep in your home cleaning kit, as well as our recommendations for where they should and shouldn’t be used. We’re the experts at carpet cleaning in Redondo Beach, CA, and we know a thing or two about keeping your home clean!

All-Purpose Cleaners

All-purpose cleaners normally come in either a liquid or powder form and can be diluted with water if needed. All-purpose cleaners work well on countertops, tile, appliances, and linoleum or laminate floors. Be cautious when using all-purpose cleaners on steel appliances as they often leave behind streaks. Instead, try a specialty stainless cleaner. Also, avoid using all-purpose cleaners on hardwood floors. And for tougher areas with mildew, mold, or stains, try a stronger specialty cleaner rather than an all-purpose formula.

Specialty Cleaners

There are many cleaners that are specifically designed to be applied to certain surfaces—like bathrooms, kitchens, glass, stainless steel, and hardwood floors. The chemical makeup of specialty cleaners is made to target things like hard water, mineral build-up, and dust in a way that’s safe for certain surfaces. There are also specialty cleaners available for carpets and upholstery that should be used with caution and limited amounts of moisture. Professional upholstery and carpet cleaning in Redondo Beach will help take care of your specialty cleaning needs.

DIY or Homemade Cleaners

DIY or homemade cleaners are popular among people looking for affordable, more natural cleaning solutions. They’re typically made with a combination of water, lemon, or vinegar, and their acidic nature makes them effective at breaking down grease, soap scum, and hard water stains.  These types of cleaners are generally safe to use on tile, tubs, and showers but can dull the appearance of natural stone like limestone, marble, or granite. Homemade cleaners also shouldn’t be used on knives, wood, or grout since they can eat away at these finishes.

Abrasive Cleaners 

Abrasive cleaners have a gritty texture and come in either powder or liquid form or as scrubbing pads. They contain small minerals that put in extra elbow grease for you on stubborn areas like utensils, pans, tile floors, ovens, stove burner pans, and bathtubs. Don’t use abrasive cleaners on metal surfaces or other areas that can be corroded or scratched!

Professional Carpet Cleaning in Redondo Beach, CA

Immaculate Home Chem-Dry of the South Bay can clean a variety of surfaces in your home like the carpetupholsteryarea rugs, tile, and grout with routine cleanings. As your top choice for carpet cleaning in Redondo Beach, CA, we make sure your home is cleaner and healthier.

Don’t forget to book your appointment for carpet cleaning in Redondo Beach, CA today!

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