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Olga Juarez, founder of Olga’s Magic Cleaners, established Olga’s Magic Cleaners in 2018. As a single mother of 4 children, Olga was going through a very hard time which encouraged her to offer high quality home cleaning services. With a few clients and many different forms of advertisement, the professional cleaning company started and continues to grow. We’re very thankful to God for allowing us to succeed and continue to grow. Our goal is to help others take some stress off their shoulders and provide each client with high-quality professional home cleaning services in Columbia, South Carolina.

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5 Common Cleaning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – Tips from Olga’s Magic Cleaners

At Olga’s Magic Cleaners, we’ve seen it all when it comes to cleaning homes. Over the years, we’ve noticed that even the most diligent homeowners can make common mistakes that make their cleaning efforts less effective. To help you keep your home sparkling clean, we’re sharing our top five cleaning mistakes and how to avoid them.

1. Overusing Cleaning Products

It’s a common misconception that more cleaning product equals a cleaner home. In reality, using too much cleaner can leave residue behind and actually attract more dirt.

How to Avoid:

  • Read labels for the recommended amounts.
  • Start with a small amount; you can always add more if needed.

2. Cleaning Windows on a Sunny Day

While it might seem ideal to clean your windows on a sunny day, the heat can cause the cleaning solution to dry too quickly, leaving streaks behind.

How to Avoid:

  • Choose a cloudy day or a cooler time of day to clean your windows.
  • Use a streak-free window cleaner and a microfiber cloth for the best results.

3. Neglecting Cleaning Tools

Your cleaning tools need care too! Using a dirty mop or a vacuum with a full bag reduces their effectiveness and can spread more dirt around.

How to Avoid:

  • Regularly wash or replace mop heads and cloths.
  • Empty vacuum bags and clean filters as per the manufacturer’s guidelines.

4. Scrubbing Carpet Stains

When a spill happens on the carpet, our instinct is to scrub, but this can actually push the stain deeper into the fibers.

How to Avoid:

  • Gently blot the stain with a clean cloth to absorb as much as possible.
  • Use a suitable carpet cleaner and follow the instructions for best results.

5. Using One Cleaner for Everything

While multi-purpose cleaners are convenient, they aren’t always the best choice for every surface. Using the wrong cleaner can damage sensitive materials.

How to Avoid:

  • Research and use cleaners designed for specific surfaces like wood, stainless steel, or granite.
  • When in doubt, test a small, inconspicuous area first.

Avoiding these common cleaning mistakes can make a significant difference in the cleanliness and upkeep of your home. For more expert advice or to schedule a professional cleaning, contact us directly. Remember, a cleaner home is just a magic touch away!

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