Thoughts On Vinegar As A Cleaning Solution

Many of our grandmothers used vinegar as an all-purpose cleaner. Vinegar is once again making a comeback as green-living and self-sufficient people seek to create their own cleaning products. Take a stroll through this short article and see our view on vinegar as a DIY cleaning solution.

Why Does Vinegar Work as a Cleaning Solution?
Vinegar contains a small amount (less than 10 percent) of acetic acid. This particular type of acid is well known for killing harmful bacteria; and therefore, vinegar has been a common household cleaning item for many decades. But how well does it work? That’s what we’re here to weigh in on with our own opinion.

We Like Vinegar. But. . .
Vinegar can attract small ants if you live in an area where ants are common. In an article by ABC Health & Well Being, it is stated that vinegar often does kill a small amount of bacteria, but is not as effective as commercial cleaners.

Vinegar is best used in combination with a sanitizing solution or an alcohol-based product in order to prevent ant problems and to sanitize. It is a helpful resource to have around in between regular cleanings with professional products; but it does not replace the most effective use of professional products designed to clean through slime, grub and other areas where bacteria hide that vinegar is unable to penetrate through.

If you prefer natural cleaning solutions, the next time you contact Maids of Honor for a house cleaning or office cleaning in the Springfield, MO area, ask about our green cleaning solutions.

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