A Few Interesting Facts That Should Make Cleaning More Fun

CleaningCleaning is not everyone’s favourite past time, but cleaning can be interesting, at least on paper anyway or for Cleaners Wimbledon which do it professionaly. Below you will find some of the more intriguing facts about cleaning – enjoy the read and raise your housekeeping IQ.

  • Up to eighty percent of all dust particles inside the house are dead skin cells. The other twenty percent come from outside.
  • In theory and practice, it turns out Iceland is the cleanest country in the world.
  • It is estimated that over six million people in Britain use professional cleaning;
  • Besides making stains, tomato ketchup can also polish corroded brass to a glimmering finish, it also removes rust stains from different fabrics.
  • Contrary to common belief, the kitchen sink basin has more germs and bacteria growing on it than the average toilet.
  • Spraying a cleaning solvent over a surface and then wiping it off right away will not do the trick as most antibacterial cleaners need sixty to ninety seconds to do their job.
  • Lemons can replace antibacterial cleaners as they are excellent natural disinfectants.
  • Banana peels are great for polishing silverware and they also work well on leather items like shoes and bags.
  • Oily chewing gum stains on fabrics can be removed by placing as piece of paper over the stained area and then ironing over it gently.
  • Scotland, New Zealand, Ireland and couple more countries have an annual house-cleaning day – the day before New Year’s.
  • It is estimated that the average woman spends nearly thirteen thousand hours of her life in cleaning.
  • It is also estimated that the average man cleans for about six and a half thousand hours in his lifetime.
  • Statistics show that sixty six percent of people in Britain clean and polish surfaces in their home on a daily basis.
  • If one cleans for two hours per day, they burn at least two hundred calories in the process.
  • House cleaning is one of the most important chores in life as the average person spends nearly ninety percent of their life indoors.
  • Most people say that the bathroom is their favourite room in the house to clean.
  • If using improper cleaning products, indoor air quality can deteriorate by up to five hundred percent as compared to outside air quality.
  • Nearly three quarters of infectious disease in the US and Canada is caused by poor kitchen hygiene and improper food storage and handling.
  • The most common type of allergy in North America is caused by dust and dust mites inside the premises – in result more than fifty million North Americans suffer from chronic allergies.
  • Damp dishwashing gloves are ideal for picking up and removing pet fur and hair from upholstered furniture.
  • Oxygenated bleach works well in removing stickers, labels and glue from different polished surfaces like counter tops, glass, metal etc.
  • Emery board, commonly used for making nail files is suitable for buffing away stains from suede items.
  • A pencil eraser works well for removing (even old) scuffmarks from different types of wood flooring.