This week, let’s talk about the power of Vinegar! It is easy to get, no chemicals, and very cost effective. Do you know that distilled white vinegar contains around 5% acetic acid and 95% water. Cleaning vinegar contains around 6% acetic acid, making it 20% stronger than white distilled vinegar for taking cleaning chores, but be careful, not all things can be cleaned with stronger acidic vinegar. Moreover, there are a few things you SHOULD NOT clean with vinegar.
- DO NOT use vinegar solution on natural stone shower or floor. The acid can permanently damage the stone.
- DO NOT use on marble countertops unless it is sealed granite
- DO NOT overuse of vinegar on hardwood floors, because it can dull the finishing coat on hardwood floors
- DO NOT spray vinegar on computer screens or any electronic device.
So, where are the most effective places to use Vinegar?
- Kitchen Drain - Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar and baking soda and wait for the foaming stops, then flush with hot water to clear the drain out.
- Microwave - put into a microwave safe bowl with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water, heat up for 30-45 seconds, then use the steam from the water, it can soften the hard to remove food splatters in the microwave.
- Stainless steel appliances - Spray some vinegar not eh stainless steel surface, rub away streaks with a cloth and rinse with water and dry well
- Tea Kettles - Boil vinegar with water in the tea kettles or coffee makers, the vinegar can descale the stain.
- Grouts - Those dirty looking lines between tiles can easily be cleaned with vinegar mixed with water. Simply use a tooth brush and scrub in the water mixed vinegar solution, you will be able to see clean lines almost in an instant. But be very careful not to damage the floor if you are using natural stones for your flooring.
Susanna Leung’s goal as a real estate professional with Haylen Group is to help her first-time home buying clients find that perfect home where their families can grow, thrive, and live their dreams in the United States. She applies her experience in remodeling, resource networking, negotiations, and advanced marketing to provide her clients with dedicated, full coverage service.