Household appliance maintenance should be on the top of the To-Do list when you are spring cleaning. It’s important that your appliances are in good working order throughout the year to avoid any issues or jeopardize your family in the process. When you are spring cleaning your home, use this checklist below to ensure that everything is covered.
Deep cleaning your Refrigerator
To clean your refrigerator, you will need a bucket, cloth, baking soda, and warm water. Unplug the refrigerator and then start with the inside of the refrigerator first. It is important to remove all the food from the shelves. Mix together one quart of water and two tablespoons of baking soda together.Wipe down the shelves ensuring that all particles of food is completely cleaned out. Remove the gasket and clean with a cotton swab before placing it back. This will ensure that the air can circulate much easier and your refrigerator will run more efficient. Clean the outside of the refrigerator including, the back to remove all the dust that is pulled in by the fan. Place the food back in the refrigerator starting with the bottom. Keep the top shelf as empty as possible in order to improve circulation throughout.
Deep Cleaning your Stove/Range
You need the stove to work when it’s time to cook up a meal and you don’t want it to become so corroded that it could pose as a fire risk. Deep cleaning your stove every four months is always a good habit to start. Using organic kitchen products to clean this appliance as it is best in order to avoid harmful chemical contact with foods. You can search the web for some homemade cleaning solutions using the products you already have in your kitchen. To clean your stove/range, remove all the burner grates from your stove and set them to the side.Using warm soapy water, and clean the drip trays around the eyes. Remove the drop trays and go around the eye carefully so you don’t rub the burner. Clean the bottom of the grates. Because this area is usually super greasy, you may want to use a heavy-duty cleaning product to help break up the grease.
Deep Cleaning your Dishwasher/Washer
You depend on your dishwasher to clean the dishes, so you can get out of the kitchen much earlier. Dishwashers are also great at sanitizing the dishes it cleans too. You want your dishwasher to always be at the top of its game and that requires you to clean it every three months to ensure that it all works like it should. If the dishwasher is not cleaned thoroughly, water drainage issues may become common. Cleaning the dishwasher gasket is an important thing to do. This will keep your dishwasher working as it should. If the gasket becomes clogged, it can cause the water to back up and eventually leak on the floor of and could possibly cause mildew to begin growing on your dishes.
Deep Cleaning your Dryer
Dryers need more cleaning than just removing the lint from the lint trap. Your dryer can be a fire hazard, if you do not clean it on a regular basis. It’s a good idea to clean the dryer vents at least twice a year. You can purchase a dryer brush that helps you to reach those hard to reach spaces inside the dryer vent.