People are putting lemons in dishwashers for shiny dishes but experts warn against it – & it could cost thousands to fix

EVERY DAY new TikTok trends are popping up among the cleaning-obsessed community and most recently, people started adding used lemons to their dishwashers to achieve sparkling dishes.

Well, repairmen and experts have slammed this trend, claiming that the damage it does to the kitchen appliance outweighs any benefits.

Chantel Mila, who has become famous on the platform for her cleaning hacks, revealed in a video she puts used and seedless lemons in her dishwasher.

She claimed that the citric acid removes limescale and deodorizes the dishwasher.

It allegedly also leaves your dishes sparkling.

However, after her video went viral, many repair people took to the comment section to shut down the claims.

One dishwasher repairman quickly wrote: "Never use anything lemon in your dishwasher! It will destroy the rubber."

This will then cause your dishwasher to leak mid-cycle and repairing it can cost hundreds.

Another repair person claimed that if someone uses a lemon with seeds, the seeds will then clog the heating element, which is the fan-like structure at the bottom of the dishwasher.

A third one revealed that if you're washing glasses in the dishwasher at the same time you use the lemon, it can cause cloudiness and etches the glass.

Repairmen slamming this new trend comes after another expert shut down the idea of using paint rollers to clean walls.

After yet another TikTok user shared a video of themselves cleaning their walls with a wet paint roller, a professional cleaner of ten years slammed the trend.

"That's not cleaning. You're just rolling chemicals on the wall," he told the user.

"The proper way to clean walls is by hand with a cloth."

And after someone had admitted that it wasn't particularly to clean their walls, but to make the home smell better, he said: "That's still a waste because it will only smell nice when wet, not when it's dry."

A second cleaning expert chimed in and added: "That's not cleaning though – it's a paintbrush, it's depositing product and not cleaning."

And a third one added that this could be a fire hazard if done over and over again.

For example, laundry products such as scent beads are very hazardous and people are using them as aromatics.

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