Don’t Be Hoodwinked by Spring-Cleaning: Glass Doctor® Debunks Spring-Cleaning Myths

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Glass Doctor wants to take the pain out of spring-cleaning by dispelling some myths about cleaning.

With the arrival of spring upon us, many people begin thinking about the arduous task of “spring-cleaning.” With so many products, commercials and ads touting the next-best-thing in house cleaning, the task of how to tackle chores can be overwhelming. Just as Glass Doctor helps you get a clear view with windowpanes and windshield repair and replacement, we also want to take the pain out of spring-cleaning by dispelling some myths about cleaning.

Myth #1: Newspapers are best for cleaning windows and mirrors.
Actually, a clean, dry microfiber cloth is better than newspaper, which quickly deteriorates and can leave newsprint spots on your mirror frame, windowsills and fingers.

Myth #2: There’s really no difference between sanitizers and disinfectants.
Actually, there is a difference. Disinfectants do kill a range of germs, including cold and flu germs. But sanitizers kill more – in fact, more than 99 percent of bacteria can be eradicated.

Myth #3: A clean-smelling house is a clean house.
Sure, we all like a pleasant aroma when we walk into a room, but you need to be aware that many of the fragrances in cleaning supplies and nice-smelling candles, diffusers and sprays can have a serious impact on your friends with allergies. Choose mild, non-perfumed cleaning supplies that leave just a sparkle rather than a strong smell.

Myth #4: Manufactured, store-bought chemicals are best.
Chemicals can be harsh on some surfaces. Instead, Glass Doctor recommends making your own “green” cleaner combining white vinegar with lemon juice, which is just as effective for cleaning. However, vinegar should not be used on grouted surfaces.

Myth #5: Dusting spray should be applied to all surfaces to be cleaned.
Yes, your surface might become clean, but spraying directly onto the surface will also cause residue to cover the surrounding area. Instead, spray the dusting spray onto a clean cloth for the wipe-down, which will keep it from damaging picture frames, curtains and other fabrics.

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