Domestic cleaning London: Vinegar 'good all-round' domestic cleaner
Domestic cleaners can use vinegar to combat a range of household chores and kill germs, it has been claimed.
In an article for theecologist.org, journalist Laura Sevier outlines the range of tasks vinegar can help with, including domestic cleaning duties.
"Vinegar is a good all-round cleaning and sanitising agent. The acidity kills a broad range of bacteria and mould, helps cut through grease and removes mineral buildup such as hard water spots," she writes.
She says that white distilled vinegar is best, with two parts water to one part vinegar the most effective combination for general cleaning.
One of the things vinegar can be used for is cleaning dirt-smeared windows, writes the expert, by mixing equal amounts of water and distilled vinegar in a spray bottle, then simply spraying it on and wiping clean.
Additionally, limescale can be removed from kettles from filling it with a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar, boiling it and rinsing well.
Finally, to remove lingering cooking odours cleaners can boil a teaspoon of white vinegar mixed in half a pint of water.
It follows recent advice from cleaning expert Allison Lind who, writing in an article for shelterpop.com, said an effective glass cleaner can be made by mixing three tablespoons of vinegar with half a cup of rubbing alcohol and a quarter of a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent.
Posted by Daniel Wood