In a bid to keep on providing you with credible tips that can help you improve your home cleaning methods, we compiled a list that contains the answer to the most used cleaning agents in Nigeria, and how to take care of your cleaning equipment.

In this article, you will find what cleaning agents in Nigeria are mostly used, and learn how to take care of your equipment.

  • Detergents: detergents come in many forms, and it’s a sure bet you will find this in every Nigerian home. this is used for laundry, as a mix to aid better mopping, liquid forms of detergent are used for dishwashing too.
  • Degreasers: These are solvent cleaners used to remove grease from surfaces like oven tops, grills, even the kitchen sink. it is used very often, although, most Nigerians still use detergents for this function, degreasers is still the best option for the job. (BONUS TIP: you can use toothbrushes to clean those hard to reach spots that a scrubbing brush or other brushes find hard to reach)
  • Abrasives: Abrasives are also cleaning agents. However, this particular agent demands the use of force before the dirt comes off, unlike detergents and degreasers. some Nigerians still use sand for this function, but there are some other products that can do the job.
  • Acids: Most Nigerians prefer to use acid to clean and disinfect toilets. It has proven to be very reliable and some still stick with the idea that this is what really works. Acid is definitely a frequently used cleaning agent in Nigeria, there are other methods that can work, you can try them.

How to take care of your cleaning equipment

According to HRS cleaning service, Items such as mop heads, cleaning cloths, scrubs, sponges, and all other cleaning rags can be placed in the washing machine.
Recommendation: use hot water and vinegar or detergent to sanitize and freshen. Air dry before storing.

Bent and broken brushes tend to become useless after a while. Be sure to hang brooms, sweepers, and dusters.

Vacuum cleaners should be cleaned on a regular basis. If they are not cleaned properly, the suction and air filters will not be able to function fully. Replace and empty bags monthly. Wash out filters as recommended by the manufacturer. You can clean the outside of the vacuum cleaner with a damp cloth.

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