Cleaning: These mistakes to absolutely avoid with white vinegar

White vinegar works wonders at home. Provided of course, to use it well! Here are 15 mistakes to never make with white vinegar.

Degrease, detach, shine… white vinegar is our favorite ally to clean the house. We tend to want to use it at all costs in our interior, but yet, there are some missteps not to do!

White vinegar: why is it so effective?

Ecological and economical, white vinegar is a great household ally in the house. This natural product, which is easily found in supermarkets, costs almost nothing. Indeed, cheaper than a large number of cleaning products, white vinegar is ideal for cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing most surfaces. Just like baking soda, white vinegar is great for cleaning every room in the house. Used in the fridge, garbage cans, cages, pet litter, or toilets, white vinegar is also very effective in eliminating bad odors.

Slide 3 of 15: One would be tempted to mix bleach (which disinfects and kills all bacteria), with white vinegar (which cleans effectively), in order to have a household product that works even better. However, this is a great danger, because the acid present in vinegar, mixed with the chlorine present in bleach, causes the emanation of dichlorine, which is a particularly toxic, even deadly, gas for the respiratory tract! ©Getty Images

White vinegar: how to use it?

White vinegar is ultra-effective in cleaning almost all surfaces of the house, provided you use it well! You can spray a little white vinegar on the taps affected by the limestone. Leave on for 15 minutes and wipe with a microfiber cloth. Another tip, if your cutting board is very dirty, you can let it soak directly in white vinegar for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, white vinegar is ideal for unclogging a sink: mix baking soda and vinegar, then pour into the pipes. Let it act: they will be uncorked and deodorized in the blink of an eye.

white vinegar mistakes to avoid

White vinegar: what are the mistakes to avoid?

The acidity of white vinegar is formidable when it comes to naturally detaching and disinfecting the house. Nevertheless, it is still necessary to take some precautions when using it in order to avoid any kind of inconvenience. Be aware, for example, that it is strictly forbidden to mix vinegar with bleach. This can pose a toxic danger to the respiratory tract. Remember to wear gloves when using white vinegar so as not to irritate your skin. In addition, avoid cleaning porous surfaces, such as marble, cement, stone, or wood with this product. Their pores could absorb the active ingredients of the vinegar and thus be damaged or stained.

Slide 4 of 15: Even though it is safe, white vinegar can irritate some sensitive skin, because of its acidity, especially if you have some scratches or injuries. In addition, white vinegar tends to attack natural stones, such as those found on your rings. For more safety, remember to put on household gloves!©Getty Images

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