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Mistakes That You're Making With A Swiffer
Not Using A Vacuum First
To optimize the performance and lifespan of your Swiffer, first vacuum or sweep up excess debris and dust bunnies. Then, use dry pads for dusting and wet pads
for mopping.
Keep in mind that Swiffers are designed for light-duty cleaning and will last longer when used accordingly, especially Swiffer WetJets or 2-in-1 Swiffers.
Cleaning Marble Floors
Don’t use a Swiffer on marble, as its cleaning agent can react with marble surfaces and cause costly, irreparable damage by eroding the surface and leaving permanent marks.
Avoid using a Swiffer on unfinished or unsealed tiles, as they're fragile and prone to damage. Instead, try a neutral pH-balanced product like Weiman Stone & Tile Cleaner.
Using Generic Pads
While it may be tempting to save money by purchasing generic pads for your Swiffer, these imitations often lack the quality and effectiveness of the original product.
The patented technology used in authentic Swiffer pads can't be replicated. Thus, generic pads will result in lower performance, ultimately costing you more in the long run.
Cleaning Wooden Decks
Swiffers are not suitable for cleaning wooden decks since they are designed for smooth surfaces and may snag on rough, unfinished wood.
Instead, use a regular mop to clean your wooden deck and reserve the Swiffer for finished wood surfaces and other smooth floorings.
Throwing Away Used Pads
Dry Swiffer pads use an electrostatic charge to pick up dirt, allowing them to actually be wiped clean and reused much longer than expected.
Even when they appear dirty, continue using them until they stop working to maximize their lifespan. This way, you can use a single pad for up to a week for light daily cleaning.