Are you looking for a way to reduce the amount of harsh chemicals? There are inexpensive and simple ways to do it. Your appliances can be cleaned with safe and natural ingredients that you probably already have in your home. Use a spray bottle and mix together 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water and 3-5 drops of liquid dish soap. This mixture creates a powerful, antimicrobial cleaning solution that can be used on most appliances that are made of metal, plastic, glass and enamel but is not recommended to be used on marble or wood. This solution is great for cleaning inside fridges and freezers, or just use hot water instead.
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Hard water mineral buildup. Any appliance that uses water will likely develop mineral deposits. These white and crusty deposits are hard to remove. Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar is a great way to power through these deposits will little effort. If the parts affected can be removed then soak the part in a container of vinegar and let it sit for about 10 minutes. The mineral deposits can then be gently scrubbed with a stiff scouting pad. The deposits should come off easily and then rinsed with water.
Baked on oven stains. Cleaning those tough stains in the oven can be difficult and the cleaners you buy contain strong fumes. Sprinkle baking soda on the stains and then spray the vinegar cleaning solution over it. Leave it there until the foaming stops and then take steel wool and lightly scrub. This should have your oven looking like new.
Deodorize dishwasher or washing machine. These are two appliances that are used on a daily basis but if they are left alone for a period of time, they can get smelly. This stale and unpleasant odor can be eliminated with baking soda and vinegar. For the dishwasher, fill the detergent dispenser with baking soda and then run the dishwasher. For the washing machine, put a cup of apple cider or white vinegar in the drum and set the water level to the highest setting and the water temperature to hot. Tip: these ingredients can be added to a load of laundry to remove stains, whiten whites and reduce odors too.
Stainless steel appliances. Cleaners designed to clean stainless steel can be full of toxic ingredients and chances are you’ve already got the items you need to clean your stainless steel appliances in your home. If you don’t, they’re inexpensive to buy. Using vinegar and olive oil is the best way to clean stainless steel. Use a vinegar and water solution to first clean the appliance. Rub a cloth in the direction of the grain. Then you can put a little bit if olive oil on another cloth and rub with the grain to buff away any remaining fingerprints. The olive oil will keep the appliances shiny too.
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Using natural methods to clean your appliances can be effective and safer for your family. Also, appliances that are cleaned on a regular basis won’t need to be repaired as often. If your appliance needs more than a routine cleaning, contact Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio today.