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How to Clean Your Appliances

Each one of our cleaning appliances serves a very specific purpose. Washers and dryers keep our clothes clean and bright, while dishwashers save our time and energy by doing the dirty work. Routine cleaning tasks will ensure your cleaning appliances are up for the challenge! We, Cleaning Force at Maddington, pride ourselves with using our environmental friendly products and work ethics.

Dishwasher cleaning

The easiest way to clean your dishes is to make sure your dishwasher is in good working order. Buildup of grime and food can cause issues, and the more time that passes, the harder it is to clean.

Empty and then run your dishwasher on the toughest cycle with sanitize on (if available). After the first run, open it up and check out the situation. Manually work on any tough buildup spots using vinegar or regular household cleaner. Don’t forget soap traps, drains and other trouble spots! If necessary, run a second cycle. Replace any filters and refer to manufacturer maintenance recommendations.

Washing machine cleaning

The era of the front loader is a double-edged sword! While our top-loader washers hid much of the grime, the front loader puts it out on display. Front or top, keeping your washing machine clean ensures it can clean your clothes properly.

For a top loader, use household cleaner to clean interior areas with built-up grime. After manually scrubbing as much as possible, run a high-temperature cycle, pausing it for about an hour to soak. Use manufacturer recommended washer cleaning solution. Bleach will also typically work or a combo of vinegar and baking soda.

For a front loader, one of the best prevention methods is to keep the door open! Clean your seals, door and all other areas manually. Use a front loader cleaning solution or bleach, and run the highest heat and/or sanitize cycle.

For any washer type, be sure to clean soap dispensers and any removable parts. Take extra care to rinse when using bleach to avoid damaging clothes down the line

Clothes dryer cleaning

Keeping your clothes dryer clean doubles as a safety initiative as well. It’s easy to overlook dryers, since typically they only hold clean clothes. But your dryer could definitely be harboring some funk! Plan to clean your dryer when you have a few hours before next use.

Always refer to manufacturer recommendations, but the goal is to clean all of the built-up lint, dryer sheet residue and general grime. Wash your lint trap in a bucket or sink and let it dry. Using a vacuum, remove as much excess lint as possible from the trap, vent and anywhere else you can safely access.

Using general household cleaner or cleaning wipes, manually work around the drum to clean every nook and cranny. Use a damp rag to wipe away any cleaning products after a few minutes

Keep your appliances clean

That’s a wrap! Cleaning your cleaning appliances may seem redundant, but it will ensure they work properly and last their full lives. Plan to schedule these tasks monthly, or more frequently if you notice excessive issues.

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