If you’re anything like most homeowners, you enjoy a clean house. The problem is, you don’t enjoy the act of actually getting the house clean. Since most of us consider cleaning a “chore,” we tend to focus on the most frequently occupied rooms of the house, or the dirtiest areas, and simply neglect the rest. Well, there are lots of areas of the house that are considered “unseen” or “unimportant” that do in fact, need to be cleaned — and should be cleaned sooner than later.
We’re not even talking about the shelves this time, although those should be cleaned regularly too. We’re talking about the vents and the coils either at the very bottom of the refrigerator or in the back. No only will vacuuming the dust away help reduce energy bills, because your refrigerator won’t have to work as hard to release heat, it will also extend the life of this major appliance. All it takes is a vacuum cleaner and about 5-10 minutes of your time.
You probably remember to empty the lint trap each time you use the dryer, because it’s usually located in plain sight. What you probably don’t see though, is the amount of lint that escapes through gaps around the drum and falls into the dryer cabinet or the lint that gets caught in the dryer vent.
Similar to the refrigerator, it’s vital to use a vacuum to clean out the dryer cabinet and the vent. This will help the appliance work more efficiently and prevent the risk of a fire.
Your central cooling system requires regular maintenance from a professional at least once a year. However, there are plenty of ways you can perform your own maintenance in order to keep the equipment clean. Vacuum the dust and dirt off of the filter and remove dust, leaves and dead grass from the condenser unit outside.
One would think the dishwasher would be clean after getting your dishes and kitchenware sparkling. However, the dirt and grime from those items needs to go somewhere and traces are often left all throughout the inside of the appliance.
In order to get it clean, place a small bowl full of vinegar on the top rack. Sprinkle some baking soda on the inside and run a full cycle. It’s also a good idea to wipe down the inside of the dishwasher door lip.
Sure, throw a few ice cubes and citrus peels down the disposal can help clean the blades, but have you ever looked underneath the splash guard? We recommend lifting it up and using an old toothbrush to scrub away food remnants and grime. Then rinse some cold water down the drain to wash it all away.
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