While you may only be used to vinegar in salads and in other foods, vinegar can be used for a variety of purposes throughout the house. Not only can it help lessen itch from bug bites and serve as a mild teeth whitener, the acetic acid it contains can help it to be a great tool for cleaning throughout the house. You don’t need to be a home cleaning specialist to understand how effective, natural, and safe it is to use vinegar to clean your home. Here five ways that you can use this liquid to clean your house.
1. Getting Rid of Gum
Chewing gum around the house can be a problem. It can get stuck on tables, on furniture, in hair and in many other places. Before you get the scissors or scrub it away with no success, first reach for the vinegar.
The acetic acid that’s in vinegar can help dissolve some of the gum so that it is no longer sticky and you can get rid of it. Just pour a little vinegar on the gum and you’ll find it’s easier to handle.
2. Clearing Out Sink Clogs
In the kitchen and bathroom sinks, clogs are not uncommon. Hair, styling products, oils and other things can get stuck very easily. Before calling the plumber, you can first try working out the clog with some vinegar and baking soda.
To try this method, make a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda. The acid in the vinegar can eat away at some of the debris that could be contributing to the clog, and the bubbles that are activated by mixing the vinegar with baking soda can work to dislodge the clog and get it moving down the pipe.
3. Dealing With Animal Accidents
If your family has dogs or cats that have urine or feces accidents around the house, you might be going crazy thinking of ways to get the smell out of your carpets. Vinegar can be a great way to clear the house of odors and stains. Spritz some vinegar into the offensive area and use a paper towel to blot away any stains. For deeper cleaning, you can add some baking soda.
To prevent your animals from returning to the “scene of the crime”, regularly spritz the area with vinegar and a bit of lemon juice. Not only will that clear the air, it will repel the animals.
Vinegar may work well on clothing that was the victim of animal urine. Soak affected clothing in a vinegar and water solution and then wash as usual.
4. Cleaning Microwave
Smells and stains can sometimes come to define your microwave. It can be tough to easily reach the corners and deal with the stains, but vinegar can come to the rescue. Fill a bowl with vinegar and microwave it for a few minutes. When you open the microwave, stains will be much easier to wipe away. Smells should be gone as well.
5. Cleaning Showerhead
Another way you can use vinegar in your house is to clear mineral deposits out of the showerhead in your bathroom. Simply fill a plastic biggie with vinegar, unscrew the showerhead and pop it into the baggie. The next day, when you remove the showerhead, it should be much cleaner.
These are just some of the uses for vinegar in your house. Explore more uses and clean your house with all-natural vinegar by calling your local El Cajon house cleaning company.