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ACI Survey Reveals Favorite Residential Cleaning Chore

August 6, 2019

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When faced with cleaning, most Americans would choose to do the laundry, with nearly a quarter of surveyed respondents (24%) choosing it as their favorite chore, according to the American Cleaning Institute’s 2019 National Cleaning Survey.

An equal number of Americans (21%) chose cleaning countertops and vacuuming as their favorite chores, 17% picked doing the dishes, 7% chose cleaning furniture, another 7% preferred wiping windows, and only 4% preferred polishing floors.

More Americans are choosing environmentally friendly ways to do laundry, with 52% reporting they use cold water half the time or more for their main wash cycle and 32% using warm water. Only 14% said they tend to use hot water. 

Nothing spoils a favorite chore like a dryer fire. Industrial-size washers and dryers are constantly at work in facilities such as hospitals and hotels. Neglecting regular maintenance on frequently used dryers can create a fire hazard. Follow these dryer safety tips from CMM to protect your facility.