Cleanliness is vital to our lives and well-being. Since we spend most of our time at home, it’s important to keep our appliances clean and in tip-top shape. Keeping appliances clean also offers several advantages, such as higher efficiency, lower utility bills, and greater durability. In addition, an overall fresh atmosphere in the house will be beneficial to everyone in it!
Here are some tips from leading LPG provider Solane on how to maintain and clean your home appliances:
Refrigerator. When was the last time you cleaned your fridge? If you rarely check it, your fridge may be the dirtiest appliance in your home right now. Get started by removing everything in the refrigerator to wipe down the inside easily. It’s also helpful to check for expired food periodically. Scrub the shelves clean with a mixture of baking soda and warm water. Don’t forget to sweep the dust under the fridge. Vacuum the refrigerator coils to reduce the stress applied on its motor and extend its life.
Microwave. The microwave is one of the appliances you use the most, especially if you save leftovers for meals later. We need to ensure that it stays clean in and out. Don’t waste soap and water scrubbing the crusted mess inside your microwave – steam them clean. Here’s how: Slice a lemon in half, squeeze the juice into a microwavable container, and add the lemon pieces, along with half a cup of water. Microwave the solution for three minutes or until the liquid starts to boil. Let the lemon water stand for five minutes before opening the microwave door. The steam will break down the dirt, making it easier for you to wipe the gunk inside.
Washing machine. Constant contact with dirty clothes and water can make the washing machine a breeding ground for germs and other harmful organisms. To keep the washing machine in the best condition, be sure to wash your clothes with warm water every now and then to get rid of the dirt. Run an empty load with hot water and a cup of distilled vinegar to sanitize the basin and remove any lingering grime.
Stove burners. Try different tactics for gas and electric burners. For gas burners, unclog the port with an unfolded paper clip or a pin, take out the removable parts, and soak in hot, soapy water. Then wipe the top with a damp cloth to prevent water from leaking into the burner. Electric burners, on the other hand, can never be submerged in water, making it harder to break down burnt spills, especially if the soap you’re using isn’t potent enough. Mix baking soda and water and stir until you get a pasty texture, then use it to scrub the mess away.
LPG tanks. As essential appliances in the kitchen, LPG tanks are usually stored in places where dirt can easily accumulate. It’s vital to ensure that the tanks are clean and well-cared for. Clean the tank’s valve outlets using plastic plugs and make sure that no dirt, grime, or insects get inside the valve outlet. Check for leaks from time to time by rubbing soapy water on the cylinder. If a soap bubble appears, there may be a leak. Be on the lookout for even the tiniest leak.
Keeping your home clean is just as important as keeping it safe for you and your family. To help ensure this, use safe LPG like Solane, which also provides a 7-Point Safety Check upon delivery. For more information, visit www.solane.com.ph or call 887-5555 (Metro Manila only) or text (0918) 887-5555 (nationwide).