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You can clean any surface with vinegar

Some natural cleaning products can actually do some serious damage to your household items. As you already know, you can’t clean every surface of your home with vinegar, as it may damage the quality of the material. Acetic acid is an ingredient that can be found in the composition of vinegar and contains a low pH and an increased level of acidity, which can cause damage to some surfaces. 

“Acetic acid has the potential to damage or causes corrosion to many types of hard surfaces including metal, glass, and certain ceramic and stone tiles, as well as grouts,” said He. 

“There is a common perception that vinegar can clean everything, but it isn’t the catchall ingredient that you might think it is,” says Brian Sansoni, senior vice president of communications at the American Cleaning Institute.

In addition, you should never use vinegar to clean electronic devices, such as computers, phones, tablets, or TVs. “Vinegar can damage a screen’s anti-glare properties and even make a touch screen less responsive,” says Antoinette Asedillo, an electronics product tester at CR.

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