Fun Cleaning Facts: DID YOU KNOW?


Domestic-Cleaning-ServiceWe know you’ve been waiting for it – but you can relax because the wait is finally over. Here are some cleaning facts we have collected for your enjoyment –

Let us know – how many of these did you already know? (And be honest!)


70% – 80% of dust particles in any given home are made up of dead skin cells. The other 20% includes outdoor particles coming inside, such as soil.funny-cleaning-quotes

Iceland is the cleanest country in the world.

Over six million people employ domestic cleaning help in Britain. It makes you wonder the number of domestic cleaners in London alone!

As well as a savior to the potato, tomato ketchup is a multitasking clean hero. It can bring back the shine to tarnished or corroded brass, and it can remove rust stains from fabrics.

Most kitchen sinks actually have more germs than the toilet, so next time you fancy licking the sink, opt for the toilet instead.

Alexander Cohn | Times Illustration xxxxxx: Dirty sponges and dirty kitchen sinks make toilets seem relatively clean. Monday, July 28, 2008.
Alexander Cohn | Times Illustration

Spraying a surface and immediately wiping it away will only do half a job. The majority of antibacterial cleaners are designed to be left on surfaces for 30-60 seconds before wiping them off.

And if you’ve run out of your antibacterial spray – lemons are a great disinfectant.

Another handy fruit to have around for cleaning emergencies is the banana – they can clean silver items and give leather shoes a good polish.

If you get chewing gum stains on your clothing, place a newspaper over the top and give it a quick iron

Some countries, including Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand, have a ritual house-cleaning the day before the New Year – similar to our ‘Spring Cleaning’.

The average woman cleans for 12, 896 hours in her lifetimethIELD3SXJ

And men clean an average of 6, 448 hours 

Man holding a mop with his wife sitting on a couch

Do you have any interesting cleaning facts of your own? Let us know! We would love to hear your cleaning tips and secrets. Contact us at  813-922-8792

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