Why would my dishwasher need cleaning? If it has hot water and soap going through it regularly why worry about cleaning it? ABC Oriental Rug, your Syracuse area green rug cleaner answers this question. The truth is those bits of food, soap scum, and grease really do add up causing your dishwater to look and smell bad. It can also make a difference in its ability to clean efficiently.
Here is what you need to do to get that dishwasher back on track:
1. Take out bottom rack and check the drain for any little bits of food that might be stuck.
2. Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with white undistilled vinegar on the top rack. Run the dishwasher through its cycle ith the hottest water possible with just the cup of vinegar in it. The vinegar will help wash away the loose bits and the grime, while sanitizing and removing musty odor.
IS THERE STILL AN ODOR?
Then sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of the machine and rug it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help to freshen the smell and help remove any remaining stains.
WHAT ABOUT MOLD & MILDEW?
As long as the inside of your dishwasher is NOT stainless steel, just add up to a cup of bleach in the bottom of the dishwasher and run a full cycle.
A COUPLE MORE TIPS...
1. If you have a garbage disposal, make sure to run it before attempting to clean your dishwasher to clean the drain, since they both use the same drain.
2. Are you one of those who is a bit OCD about washing dishes before putting them into the dishwasher? Did you know that dishwashing detergent NEEDS a certain amount of dirt and grease in order to do its job? Otherwise, it actually foams up during the cycle which is not good for your dishwasher.
Although ABC is your Syracuse area green rug cleaner. we are also interested in offering tips on cleaning of all areas in your home. You can call us at 607-272-1566 with any questions or contact us here. Alternately, if you fill out the form below, we would be happy to contact you.