Nov 15, 2018

How to Clean Your Dishwasher

Cleaning your dishwasher should be on your priority list from time to time because it is one of the most abused appliances in homes. If your dishwasher is not working efficiently as it used to do, contact plumbers from Mr. Rooter Plumbing for an inspection and necessary repairs and replacements, to get the appliance in good order once again. Failure to fix your dishwasher can lead to an increase in the usage of water, drain problems, and broken-down parts. There are certain cleaning techniques that take much less time to perform on your dishwasher, and in most cases, you need the white vinegar for such cleaning. 

What to consider before cleaning your dishwasher

There are specific cleaning requirements for different brands of dishwashers, you need to pay attention to such before you commence cleaning. The soapy residues, alongside other mineral deposits, might have accumulated in the appliances for several months or years, and such deposits will make the machine less efficient in cleaning dishes, it means also that the dishwasher may consume more water, cleaning detergent and even more power. Dishwashers are very sturdy, and they are not maintenance-free. There is no home remedy to removing all accumulated grease, and food particles you need to contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing for complete removal of such dirt. 

What to do each time you run your dishwasher

The disposal drain is normally linked to your dishwasher; hence, the drain must be made clear in order not to block the drain and the keep the dishwasher clean. Make sure you collect food residue remains when running the dishwasher and pour such in a waste bag and throw it inside the garbage can outside. Make sure the drain beneath the lower rack. Once you have unloaded those clean dishes, make sure you inspect the drain system to ensure that no food particles are left to rot and cause foul smell. Make sure you spritz the drain connected to dishwasher with a cup of white vinegar and in-between washes, to keep it clean.

Cleaning your dishwasher at home

Cleaning your dishwasher, every few weeks is important. You can do this by filling the dishwasher-safe mug at two-thirds full, with white vinegar. Run your dishwasher at a normal cycle, and with 2 cups of hot water (boiling water is more preferred). The mixture of the white vinegar with the boiling water will loosen up the soap and food scums, also the grease and other remnants in the dishwasher will be loosened from the walls and racks and they can be easily run down the drain by adding more water. Once cleaning is performed, make sure you rinse several times with clean water to remove the residue of the white vinegar. 

In the process of cleaning your dishwasher at home, you may realize that some component parts are becoming worn-out or inefficient like they used to, this is the point where you need a professional dishwasher technician. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing if you are having issues with your dishwasher and in need of help. 



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