Want to take a guess as to what is one of the most underrated cleaners that has been around for years? Vinegar! That’s right, vinegar is a versatile and environmentally safe cleaning agent. Here are multiple ways in which vinegar can be used as a cleaning solution:
Non- Wax Floors
Mop floors using a mixture of ½ cup white distilled vinegar and a half gallon of warm water. Using this combination allows for a rinse-free cleaning and leaves your floors sparkling.
Pet Urine in Carpets
After removing all, to most, of the urine test the affected carpeted area with the vinegar to assure against removing color or staining. Next, soak the area with a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water; allow a resting time of 10 minutes. Blot up the vinegar/water solution and when the carpet is mostly dry, sprinkle it the baking soda to help absorb the odor. Vacuum up the remaining baking soda after it has set for about an hour.
To help remove the hard water build up in your automatic coffee maker; fill the reservoir with white distilled vinegar and run the coffee maker through its brewing cycle. When that is complete, rinse away any remaining vinegar and re-run warm water, again, through a brewing cycle.
Dishwasher and Glass Wear
For shining glass wear and to remove the accumulation of minerals inside your dishwasher, use vinegar. Place 1 ½ – 2 cups of white distilled vinegar into the bottom of your dishwasher (still using the same amount of dishwasher cleaning solution) and run on a normal washing cycle.
Soapy Shower Heads
Fill up a plastic bag or container with about roughly a cup of white distilled vinegar. Place the vessel in a position where the shower head can soak fully submerged into the solution. Let it sit overnight and then rinse.
Vinegar can be used for these cleaning methods and more. Try incorporating vinegar into your cleaning routine and see what other uses for vinegar you can find.
Brandy Goodman, employee since 2017, is the Human Resources Office Manager of COVERT Cleaning Inc. of Montana. Regularly attends Chamber of Commerce events to further continue to grow COVERT Cleaning’s presence within the community.