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I’m a cleaning pro – DO NOT use baking soda with vinegar to clean your sink popular hack does nothing

PRETTY everyone has used baking soda with vinegar added to clean their sink drains, but apparently it really does nothing.

A cleaning company debunked this myth and claimed that people were doing it in the wrong order.

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A cleaning expert warned against the popular cleaning hackCredit: Tiktok/The Big Clean Co
They claimed that baking soda and vinegar neutralize each other, which does not clean the pipes

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They claimed that baking soda and vinegar neutralize each other, which does not clean the pipesCredit: Tiktok/The Big Clean Co

Taking to social media, The Big Clean Co. shared their professional opinion on the hack.

While performing the cleaning routine themselves, they said in the video, “I think the people who do this miss the day we mixed them into science in high school.

“Because while baking soda is a great cleanser and vinegar is a great cleanser, they’re opposite on the pH scale.

“So this reaction that you see happening, even though it looks cool, it’s just that they neutralize each other, leaving you with nothing but salt water.

“If you insist on using them both, use them one at a time for best results.”

She further explained that you can use baking soda with water or hydrogen peroxide to make a paste.

Also, using vinegar with water will reduce the level of acidity.

Many people tend to use combinations of baking soda and vinegar to clean kitchen sinks or soften grime in their ovens.

However, you can use baking soda and vinegar to clear clogs in your drain or neutralize odors, but not to clean.

Previously, experts shared the four things you should never clean with vinegar.

Vinegar is certainly a useful natural disinfectant, but it’s not safe to use on stone surfaces like marble and granite.

The acidity of vinegar can dull marble, granite and white stone and even eat away at sealers used to protect the stone.

The same can happen on floors and hardwood objects if they have a wax sealant.

You should also avoid using vinegar when cleaning electronics, your dishwasher, or removing pet odors.

The reaction can be used mainly to unclog the sink, not to clean

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The reaction can be used mainly to unclog the sink, not to cleanCredit: Tiktok/The Big Clean Co

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