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How to Clean Your Dishwasher

How to Clean the Dishwasher
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We take for granted most of our appliances, especially the dishwasher. Its main task is to clean, so it should be clean all of the time, right? Sadly, this is not the case.

Frequent use of your dishwasher may cause it to get clogged up with leftover food, soap scum, and grease. If this happens, the dishwater will smell more like a sewer than a cleaning appliance.

The dishes that it is meant to clean may not be as clean as they should be which could lead to health issues. Below are some ways to make sure your dishwasher is not in a worse condition on sanitation than the dirty dishes that go in it.

How to Clean Your Dishwasher:

Clean Your Filter

  • Your filter will eventually collect some gunk since it is after all its main task. An ideal first step when cleaning your dishwasher is to start by cleaning the filter.
  • Simply unscrew the filter from the dishwasher, normally from the base, then soak it in warm soapy water for several minutes.
  • Check to see if there are still any stubborn food particles still attached to the filter. If there are, use a toothbrush to gently scrub them. The filter is quite fragile so avoid scrubbing too hard or you risk damaging it.
  • Once you are content, place the filter back into its appropriate place in the dishwasher.

Deodorize With Vinegar

  • Aside from water, vinegar is one of the most multipurpose liquids known to man. Its acidic properties allow it to be used cooking, getting rid of weeds and, for the reason we are most interested in, cleaning.
  • You can take advantage of its cleaning and deodorizing abilities by pouring a cup of white vinegar into the base of your empty dishwasher.
  • Start a heavy clean cycle. At the end of your cycle, the dishwasher will smell good and be sparkling clean.

Deodorize With Baking Soda

  • To ensure that your dishwasher is very clean and to destroy any bad smells, sprinkle a cup of baking soda into the base of your dishwasher.
  • Leave it overnight to work its magic. In the morning, start an empty cycle and then bask in the cleanliness of you majestic appliance!

Scrub Away any Residue Grime      

  • If your dishwasher is completely clean, then you do not need to scrub it any further. Though if you can still see some grime stuck somewhere like in the door seal, beneath the arms or in other hidden corners and slots, you may want to get rid of it.
  • A toothbrush is ideal due to its small size to reach any hidden difficult to reach debris. Scrub gently and use slightly soapy water or a baking powder paste then rinse with water until the grim is eliminated.

Alternative Methods

  • The technique mentioned above of using vinegar or baking powder is one of the several methods to clean your dishwasher.
  • You can use some cleaning powders or toss in some bleach as well if your appliance has some really stubborn mold or mildew.

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2017 Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning Tips
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Spring in 2017 is here! Spring is connected with hope and positivity and is the perfect time to give your home a good deep clean. Appliances, fabric, garden, kitchen area, floor, windows, doors and almost everything have absorbed enough of winter’s dirt and oil and thus need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear! We have provided some tips to get your home clean and tidy.

Spring Cleaning Tips

Doors & Cabinets

We often overlook cleaning surfaces like doors and it is extremely important to clean them every once in a while, especially the knobs and handles.

We touch door knob and cabinet handles on a daily basis and they can become a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. During your spring cleaning make sure to wipe down these surfaces with warm soapy water and follow with wiping them down with plain clean water to remove and soap.

Dust Everything:  

Take everything off shelves and start dusting them with a clean duster. From ceiling fan to every photo frame on the wall need your personal attention and dusting. Be sure to pick items up and dust them so that you reach all surfaces.

Windows

Windows allow you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from inside your home. Your whole home will have a clean look and feel when you have spotless windows.

This spring season, make sure that you wash the windows inside and out. You can scrub them using a soft bristle brush on both sides before applying soap or detergent. This will remove all sorts of spots and smudges and make them look amazing! Wash them on a cloudy day so that the sun doesn’t dry the cleaner before you wipe them off.

Kitchen

The kitchen has become the gathering place and focal point of the home, so it is important to give it a deep clean every once in a while. Use warm soapy water and a cloth to wipe down all surfaces including neglected areas like on top of the refrigerator, ceiling fans and light fixtures.

Be sure to the deep clean the coffee maker, microwave, and all other appliances.

Dishwasher & Refrigerator

The machine that cleans your dishes should stay clean always! This is one of the heavy duty appliances in the kitchen and you are undoubtedly dependent upon it.

So if you want to make sure it removes all the tomato sauce stains off your dinner plate then you need to ensure that all sorts of food bits are clean from its surface and interior. Use dishwasher cleaners to accomplish this task!

Refrigerator too needs a spring cleaning by pulling out all the shelves out and washing them with warm and soapy water.

Carpet:

It is important to vacuum your carpet on a regular basis in order to keep them looking clean and to remove dirt, dust and allergens. It is recommended that you have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year to remove deeply embedded dirt, dust, allergens, and pet hair.

Chem-Dry of Snowy Range offers professional carpet cleaning in Laramie, WY. Learn more about our services at our website.

10 Habits of People with Clean Homes

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Everyone enjoys a clean home but the process of cleaning and even more frustrating, keeping it clean is another story.

Some people like to dedicate a day to clean their home top to bottom, some like to clean a room a day, and some avoid cleaning so long as possible!

In order to be one of those people who have a clean home all the time, you need to make a couple cleaning habits apart of your daily routine.

We have listed ten habits of people who have a clean home to help you achieve the living environment you desire.

10 Habits of People Who Have a Clean Home

  1. They make their bed every morning

Why make the bed when you’re just going to get unmade again, right? Making the bed every morning gives the entire room a clean and orderly look.

It is a helpful mental process to visualize making the bed as putting yesterday to bed and starting each morning fresh with new opportunities.

  1. Folding and putting away clothes

It is all too easy to take off clothing at the end of a long day and leave it in a pile on the floor but make it a habit to always throw clothing in the laundry basket, or back into your wardrobe. It will go a long way in keeping your home clean and organized.

  1. Putting dished away in the morning

By emptying the dishwasher in the morning you are resting the kitchen for the day and you will not have to worry about unloading it when you get home from work and are trying to cook a meal.

Instead of leaving the dirty dish in the sink after dinner, be sure to place them in the dishwasher and run it so that you can start fresh in the morning.

  1. Clean as you cook

Cooking can leave your kitchen looking like a disaster afterward. The key to cleaning while you cook, is to multitask.

Throw scraps away, wash dishes when you through using them(washing dishes and utensils immediately after use is much easier than waiting until the food has dried and crusted on), place dishes in the dishwasher, and wipe down surfaces.

Cleaning as you cook will keep your kitchen in order and you won’t have to dread a huge job after dinner.

  1. Wipe down surfaces after you use them

Wipe down the bathroom sink after brushing your teeth, your vanity after applying makeup, and the table after you eat.

This will keep them clean for the next time you use them and even more importantly will keep them free from grease, dust, and grime build-up over time.

  1. Put items away where they belong

Everything in your home should have a specific place that it belongs to. After you use something make sure that it goes back to its home without fail.

Yes, this is something that you will have to do all day long but it will keep your home clean and organized if you are faithful in it.

  1. Don’t procrastinate

Address things as they come. For example when you get the mail open everything and address it immediately. Don’t leave unnecessary paper messes and pile around your home.

  1. Straighten up at the end of the day

It may be the last thing you want to do at the end of a long day but straightening up before bed will help you rest easy knowing that your home is in order and ready for the next day.

Just do a quick scan of your home, hang towels, set the dishwasher, tidy couch pillows and cushions. You will not regret it in the morning!

  1. Do the laundry regularly

Doing the wash can be a tiresome task but it has to be done, you might as well stay on top of it. Do your laundry regularly will keep your closet organized and you will always have clean clothes to put on.

  1. Vacuum and dust regularly

Vacuuming and dusting at least once a week will go a long way to having a clean and fresh smelling home.

Allowing dust to build up can seriously affect your health and neglecting to vacuum will actually reduce the lifespan of your carpet.

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