You know the drill, you've done this a million times, right? But wait before you pick up the cleaning spray. There's a good chance you're doing some things all wrong - in fact, according to experts, most of us are!
Mistake 1: Using hot water on stains
There's practically no circumstance (except one) in which warm or hot water is good for stain removal. Warm water reacts chemically with most stains, making it bind further with fabric, carpet or upholstery fibres. This creates a stain that's impossible to remove. Always use cold water on stains for a better result.