HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR APPLIANCES?
Regularly cleaning your household appliances will improve performance, extend lifespan, enhance energy efficiency, prevent odors, ensure hygiene and food safety, boost aesthetics, and instill peace of mind. The maintenance is something you can easily do on your own to promote optimal functioning and prevent breakdowns.
Here are some tips for cleaning common household appliances:
- OVEN: If you use your oven frequently, it’s recommended to give it a thorough cleaning every 3-6 months. Use the self-cleaning function if your oven has one, or manually clean it using oven cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and water. Wipe down the exterior regularly to remove grease or spills. We recommend using a scouring stick for oven to help remove tough grime and stains.
- FRIDGE: Clean the interior of your refrigerator every 3 months or as needed. Wipe down shelves, drawers, and walls with a mild detergent or a mixture of water and vinegar. Clean the exterior regularly, including the door handles. After cleaning be sure to add a Fridge Deodorizer to keep an odorless fridge. This can also be added to the freezer.
- WASHER: Clean the drum, detergent dispenser, and rubber gasket of your washing machine every 1-3. This helps remove dirt, residue, and prevent mold or mildew growth. We have found that doing an empty load with hot water and washing machine tablets can help freshen and descale the basket and rubber gaskets.
- DRYER VENT: Regularly clean the lint trap after each use to maintain proper airflow and prevent fire hazards. Clean the dryer vent and ductwork every 9 months or more frequently if needed, as clogs can reduce efficiency and pose a fire risk. We professionally offer dryer vent cleanings or you can DIY with Dryer Vent Cleaner tools. Wipe down the exterior regularly to remove dust and debris.
- DISHWASHER: Clean the interior of your dishwasher approximately once a month. Remove any food debris or residue from the filter and spray arms. You can use Dishwasher Cleaner Tablets or run an empty cycle with vinegar to remove any build-up. Wipe down the exterior regularly.
Remember, these are general guidelines, and it’s always recommended to consult the user manuals for specific instructions on cleaning and maintenance for your washer and dryer models.
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