4 Things You Probably Didn't Realize Needed to Be Cleaned

4 Things You Probably Didn't Realize Needed to Be Cleaned

When it comes to cleaning your home, you likely have a list of things that need to be cleaned, tidied, and wiped down in order to keep everything looking good and working properly. At Distinguished Manor, we know that not everyone is used to cleaning everywhere and there are some parts of the house that many people don’t realize also need to be cleaned. Here are four things that you probably didn’t realize need regular cleaning in order to function properly and keep your home beautifully clean!

Dishwasher with dishes in it

The Filter in Your Dishwasher

While many people think that the dishwasher is a naturally self-cleaning appliance, it’s important to do some cleaning and maintenance for this appliance, to keep it functioning at peak efficiency. The filter in your dishwasher will usually be located underneath the lower rack and needs to be cleaned out regularly to prevent food waste build up, mildew, and smells. If you’re not sure where the filter is or how to clean it, reference the dishwasher’s manual to learn more about your particular model.

Washer and dryer

Your Washer & Dryer

Two more appliances that many people assume are self-cleaning are the washing machine and dryer in their home. In order to prevent mildew, soap scum, and grime build up in the washer, it’s important to clean it out regularly with either a designated washing machine cleaning solution. Some washers also have a self-cleaning feature that you can use. Your dryer should be cleaned out to prevent fire hazards from lint build up around the lint trap and to prevent build up from dryer sheets if you use them.

Shower caddy

Your Bathroom Accessories

Many people overlook bathroom accessories and decor when they’re cleaning. While you may not think things like your toothbrush holder, soap holder, shower caddy, or essential oil diffuser need to be wiped down or cleaned, your bathroom is a breeding ground for bacteria, mildew, and other unwanted microbes. It’s best to give everything in your bathrooms a quick wipe down when you clean to keep your whole bathroom looking its best.

Cleaning sponge

Your Cleaning Sponges

Another item that many people assume is self-cleaning is a sponge, but this is not the case. In order to get the best cleaning performance from your sponges, you need to be sure that they’re clean, also! To sanitize your sponge before you start cleaning, rinse out the sponge and wring it out, ensuring that the water coming from the sponge runs clear. Then, use heat to kill any bacteria on the sponge, either by boiling the sponge on the stove (the best option for steel wool sponges and similar) or by heating it in your microwave for a minute or two (only do this if you’re sure that your sponge contains no metal particles!).

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Keeping your home clean at all times can be a big task, especially if you have kids, careers, and other obligations that occupy your time. With the help of the east valley’s professional home cleaning company, Distinguished Manor, you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of worrying about cleaning! Contact us today to learn more.