5 common cleaning myths: busted!

You know those common cleaning tips and tricks that you’ve heard over the years, like ‘vinegar is a good disinfectant’ or ‘you can’t steam clean hardwood floors’. Well, they could actually be slowing you down. Not to worry though, we’re getting to the bottom of these questionable cleaning myths… and giving you some tried and tested alternatives.

 Myth: Bleach is the ultimate cleaner

There’s no denying that bleach has lots of special powers. It can disinfect surfaces, kill germs and lighten stains. So, it’s always handy to have a bottle at home. However, bleach can’t actually clean surfaces. It doesn’t have the ability to get rid of dirt.

 Unlike the H2O e3 Cleaning System, which is designed to effectively clean multiple surfaces around your home. It uses its revolutionary cleaning technology, electrolysed S-WaterTM, to cut through grease and grime. The H2O e3 Cleaning System has also been lab proven to clean as well as leading brands.

 Myth: Vinegar is a disinfectant

It’s true that vinegar can be a useful cleaning agent and deserves a special place in your kitchen. It can clean your walls, windows, dishes, even your clothes. It’s also true that vinegar can be tough on germs, but it certainly isn’t strong enough to kill them. Do you know what is? The H2O e3 Cleaning System.

 This multi-purpose super-sanitiser can blitz away bacteria and ensure your home is germ free. In fact, it’s been proven to kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus SARS CoV-2!*

 Myth: Steam cleaning can shrink carpets

There is a misconception that steam cleaning your carpet will do more harm than good. But there's no need to worry. A lot of professional carpet cleaners use heat treatment to remove dirt and stains from carpets – and you can too, if you use the right steam cleaner.

 The H2O HD® Steam Cleaner works quickly and easily on carpets without the use of chemicals. The H2O HD® turns tap water into super-heated steam to sanitise and deodorise deep inside your carpet’s fibres.

 Myth: Steam cleaners can’t clean hardwood floors

To steam clean or not to steam clean? It’s assumed that hardwood floors are delicate and require special attention, so people avoid using steam on hardwood floors due to the high temperatures and moisture.

 However, many of the steam cleaning systems in the H2O range, including the H2O HD® Steam Cleaner, can restore dull, dirty sealed hardwood floors to a pristine condition.

 Myth: Steam cleaners can’t clean ovens

Steam cleaners sometimes get a bad rap. But steam is a powerful and natural cleaning solution. So much so, that you can even clean your oven with the stuff. The high temperatures of the water vapour loosens and lifts the most stubborn dirt and grease that’s built up over time.

 The H2O® SteamFX Pro is a 5-in-1 steamer that can clean and sanitise your oven without the use of harsh chemicals. Better yet, it converts into a handheld device within seconds, so you can reach every nook and cranny in your oven.  

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