How to Clean: The Laundry Room

pexels-photo-1321725No matter how frequently you clean your house, there will always be rooms that just get dirty. However, even the less-used rooms can benefit from the occasional deep clean. For most homeowners, the laundry room not only falls by the wayside in their regular cleaning routine — it also can be tough to clean in the first place. This often results in premature breakage for their laundry appliances. Before you schedule an appointment for appliance removal in Orlando to get rid of a broken washer, follow these simple tips to make a difficult-to-clean room easy.   

Clean the Machine

When a washing machine is dirty, it leaves your clothes looking dingy while increasing the likelihood of unexpected repairs. Stay on top of maintenance by cleaning the machine. Run a regular cycle without clothing. Make sure the water temperature is set to hot and use about two cups of white vinegar in place of detergent. The vinegar will break down any soap scum and keep your pipes and drains flowing properly. Then, wipe the outside of the machine with a microfiber cloth to pick up any lint or dust and prevent scratching or damage to the paint.

Vacuum Behind the Machine

Dust has a way of collecting behind both the washer and dryer. Since it’s not readily visible, it can be easy to forget about, so get in the habit of vacuuming behind the washer and dryer at least once a week. This helps keep dust from clogging the machine, reducing the risk of premature breakage or fires.

Check the Lint Trap

Lint is a common byproduct of drying your clothes, and the lint trap in the dryer catches the majority of it. Over time, lint can build up in the trap and eventually end up in the hoses. Too much lint will clog the hoses, causing the dryer to overheat and potentially spark the lint itself. Dryer fires are dangerous! By cleaning out the lint trap after every load, you can reduce the chance of an unexpected blaze. Once this is done, take a damp cloth to the inside of the dryer, and scrub away any lint residue from the drum. This will leave your clothes looking better and fresher.

Wipe the Surfaces Down

If you have countertops, take a few moments to wipe the surfaces down with an all-purpose cleaner to get rid of residues and dust. Mop and vacuum the floor thoroughly each week. Dust any shelves and cabinets around the machines to ensure that your clothes stay clean while you fold them.

If your washer and dryer are broken, contact us to schedule a pickup for appliance removal in Orlando. We’ll haul away the broken machines so you don’t have to!