Vinegar is an economical natural product with bactericidal properties, which can be a very good alternative as a cleaning product at home, however, you have to be careful with how and where to use it
What to clean and what not to clean
Vinegar is a natural product of acetic fermentation of wine or apple alcohol, so the first thing to consider when using vinegar as a cleaning product is its acidic property. Between 3 and 5 percent are acetic acids, it also has tartaric acid and citric acid, so chemical reactions can be generated when mixed with other substances. It is also important to mention that, although it has bactericidal properties, they are not 100%, so some bacteria or viruses are not eliminated with the use of vinegar.
Clean with vinegar
1. Glasses and glasses
Cleaning windows and glass with a vinegar and water solution is a perfect alternative to ammonia-based cleaners, you just need to spray the area and clean with a microfiber cloth. And voila, perfect crystal and crystals!
2. Clean and rinse silver.
In 1/4 gallon of vinegar, add tablespoons of baking soda, and after dissolving, insert the silverware, leave it for a few minutes, and all of the silverware will regain its natural shine.
3. Remove stains in showers
In a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar and 3 tablespoons baking soda, spray onto the shower walls and scrub with a sponge, leave on for 20 minutes, and then rub again and rinse with warm water.
4. Clean the stainless-steel bathtubs.
Spread the baking soda over the bathtub and then spray white vinegar, when the effervescent effect passes, rub with a soft sponge and rinse with warm, dry water and see your bathtub shiny and clean.
5. Cleaning stainless-steel appliances.
The first thing is to be careful with the amounts to use, mix a part of vinegar with three waters, moisten a microfiber cloth with this solution and rub the surface of the appliances you want to clean, then dry with another dry microfiber cloth that does it Do not scratch the metal. In this way, you will clean and disinfect the surface of your appliances.
They do not clean with vinegar.
1. electronic equipment displays
Under no circumstances should electronic equipment screens be cleaned with vinegar, since the acid from the vinegar damages the brightness of the screens and eliminates their tactile properties, nor should it be used to clean non-stainless-steel appliances.
2. Wood floors.
Absolutely contraindicated the use of vinegar on wooden floors, since it removes the protective layer of wood, also removes the natural shine of the woods, and over time can cause irreparable damage to the surface. Other natural products can be an ideal alternative for cleaning wooden floors.
3. Granite, marble or stone surfaces.
The acidic properties of vinegar can make this type of surface lose its shine and stop being smooth, leaving an opaque and rough surface.
It is not a good idea to clean the leather or waxed wood surfaces of your furniture with vinegar, this surface does not react well to the acids in the vinegar and may end up damaged.
5. Food spills
Vinegar can react with food ingredients and cause damage to the surfaces where the spill occurred; for this it is better to use an absorbent paper and a damp microfiber cloth.
Finally, and as a recommendation, never mix vinegar with chlorine solutions as this can generate a highly dangerous and toxic chemical reaction.
Cleaning with vinegar can be a good option for our cleaning routine in the house, but you should take care of how and where to use it, in this way we can get excellent results with this natural and economical product.
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