10 cleaning mistakes that will ruin your home

We all have our own routine on how to clean every room, but you could be making key cleaning mistakes that will ruin your home. As much as our favorite cleaning products do the job, they can actually do more harm than good. What’s more, these cleaning mistakes can lead to damaged floors and surfaces or can ruin soft furnishings or upholstery. 

So to avoid further damage, ditch these 11 cleaning mistakes that can ruin your home, and save money in the long-run. 

1. Using bleach to remove stains on a fabric sofa 

Cleaning white sofa

Cleaning white sofa (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Stains on a fabric sofa can often be a nightmare if not treated properly. However, never use bleach (or diluted) on a fabric sofa as this can remove the color along with the stain. In addition, bleach can quickly ‘eat’ through the fabric, leaving a small hole after daily use. The last thing you want is to ruin the fabric cover completely or worse still, buy a new sofa.