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Home cleaning myths busted

Rappler.com
Does your house never seem to get clean? Your routine might be doing more harm than good!

MANILA, Philippines — Keeping the home clean seems like a pretty straightforward practice. But some of the most popular cleaning tips are actually urban myths — outdated notions and inefficient methods of keeping your home spotless.

If you find that everything gets dirty even just a couple of hours after cleaning, you might be doing something wrong.

Have you fallen victim to these myths?

Myth 1: The five-second rule

As early as our elementary school days, we were aware of the five-second rule.

Whenever someone’s packed lunch would fall to the floor, we’d rush to get it in 5 seconds. We believed germs needed longer than 5 seconds to transfer to the food.

In reality, germs won’t wait. They’re ready to pounce in less than a second.

Keep yourself safe from these germs with the Dyson Cyclone V10. Its fully-sealed filtration system traps 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.

The Dyson digital motor V10 also generates constant, powerful suction, allowing you to deep clean microscopic dust and hidden dirt such as dust mites, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and dead skin cells.

Myth 2: Lots of bubbles means better cleaning power

Suds are just trapped air. They don’t do a lot when it comes to cleaning and may actually hinder it in some cases.

Using too much soap or detergent can leave residue behind. Check directions on the bottle and use the right amount for better cleaning power.  

Myth 3: Short-haired dogs don’t shed

All dogs shed fur to some extent. The amount of shedding depends on the breed.

Contrary to popular belief, shedding does not depend on the length of hair. Some short-haired dogs shed more than long-haired dogs.

Even if your dog doesn’t shed as much, make sure to vacuum frequently to keep your home clean from fur and dander!

Pet dander can get everywhere so watch out for the hard-to-reach spots! The Dyson Cyclone V10, a cordless stick vacuum, captures pet fur regardless of length.

Myth 4: Vacuuming destroys carpets

This might hold true for old-school vacuums. But modern vacuums are built to clean intensively while keeping your floors and carpets intact.

The cordless Dyson Cyclone V10 comes with a soft roller cleaner head, which is engineered with soft woven nylon and anti-static carbon fiber filaments so it’s gentle on hard floors.

It will also go easy on carpets while effectively removing dirt. With the motor housed inside the brush bar, the Direct Drive Cleaner Head drives nylon bristles into carpets to remove deep-down dust.

It uses constantly powerful suction to capture microscopic dust, whether on the carpet or hardwood floors.

Its long, slim bin also has a hygienic “point and shoot” mechanism. It ejects all the dust and debris into the bin with one action — no need for you to touch the dirt!

The right cleaning practices

It’s important to make cleaning a habit but it’s also important to do it efficiently so you’re not left with half-hearted results. Aside from best practices, you also need to use the best, efficient cleaning tools.

Do you know of other myths we might have missed? – Rappler.com