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8 Things You Should Never Clean with a Swiffer

The Family Handyman Logo By Rachel Sokol of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 8: Remember your chemistry lesson on pH balances, acids, and alkalines? There are acidic foods like cheese and beef, and alkaline ones like avocados and lettuce. The same is true of cleaners, says Carol Smith, the owner of Hire A Maid. "Because the Swiffer Wet Jet has a pH level of 10, making it alkaline, it isn't suited for any delicate surfaces like marble that require a neutral six to eight pH cleaner," she explains. "We really like the Weiman line of products and use their Laminate & Stone Floor Cleaner for marble." Learn how to avoid these other 11 ways you've been cleaning your kitchen all wrong.
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Marble Surfaces

Remember your chemistry lesson on pH balances, acids, and alkalines? There are acidic foods like cheese and beef, and alkaline ones like avocados and lettuce. The same is true of cleaners, says Carol Smith, the owner of Hire A Maid. "Because the Swiffer Wet Jet has a pH level of 10, making it alkaline, it isn't suited for any delicate surfaces like marble that require a neutral six to eight pH cleaner," she explains. "We really like the Weiman line of products and use their Laminate & Stone Floor Cleaner for marble." Learn how to avoid these other 11 ways you've been cleaning your kitchen all wrong.

Here's how to renew a scratched countertop.

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