You might think your kitchen looks pretty clean. You have scrubbed down every counter, mopped the tile, and kept the sink shining. Your fridge is organized and stocked. However, there are parts of your kitchen you might not have even thought to clean out. These areas can accumulate dirt while the rest of your kitchen gets cared for. It is possible to clean these areas yourself, but you can also hire a professional’s help for a kitchen deep cleaning that will make your kitchen look brand new.
Drain and Garbage Disposal
No matter how clean you keep the rest of your sink, your drain and garbage disposal are magnets for food waste and grime. What’s even worse is that this waste can clog up your pipes, necessitating a plumber’s help. The good news is that you don’t have to let that happen. There are various DIY tips and tricks for cleaning your pipes, such as with a drain brush and U-hook, or a combination of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water.
It may make your dishes clean, but the crumbs and grease have to go somewhere, and they often accumulate on the dishwasher itself, along with minerals from your water and soap. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of time scrubbing the appliance you’ve bought so that you no longer need to scrub food waste. Instead, you can clean out your dishwasher by pouring a cup of vinegar on its floor and running it without any dishes inside. This gets any mineral deposits out safely and easily, and it keeps your dishwasher running more smoothly for longer.
Kitchen cabinets can pick up a lot of dust and splatter over the years, even if the dirt isn’t always obvious. The front and inside of your cabinets can be cleaned if you have a microfiber cloth and the right kind of soap. Castile soap, which isn’t as strong as dish soap, works great and won’t hurt the wood. If you don’t know how to get your hands on these things, a professional cleaning service can help you keep your cabinets clean.
Keeping your stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker clean is great, but that doesn’t mean you won’t still have dirt and crumbs hiding below. You should clean under your appliances at least once a year. This doesn’t necessarily mean pulling everything out just to mop in those hard-to-reach spaces. There are dusters specifically designed for cleaning under your appliances, or you could get a professional to help. No matter how you go about it, cleaning under your appliances is well worth it to keep your kitchen clean and to keep the pests and bacteria away.
Much like you should clean the crumbs out of your toaster from time to time, if you have a knife block, it should also be cleaned out. This goes double if you tend to use your knives without washing them afterward. Even a few small crumbs will eventually become a heap. Knife blocks can be cleaned rather easily by just turning them upside down and shaking them over the sink (with the knives removed, of course). A knife block is also something that can be cleaned with vinegar and water if you think it needs it, but you’ll have to be careful to not damage the wood by leaving it wet for too long.
If your fridge comes equipped with a water dispenser, that dispenser isn’t immune to getting dirty. It might even be the dirtiest part of your kitchen! A buildup of water can lead to mineral deposits, calcification, yeast, and even mold. They can be cleaned with a small brush and vinegar or scrubbed down with a brand-new toothbrush. However, if there’s a lot of grime to get through or if you have a particularly bad mold problem, it’s advised to let a professional do it instead.
Hire a Professional to Help With Your Kitchen Cleaning
Keeping your kitchen clean is a long, sometimes difficult, and always messy process. While you can spend a weekend deep cleaning your own kitchen with a bottle of vinegar and various brushes, sometimes these things are better left in the hands of a professional cleaning service. Trustworthy Cleaning Services will clean out the tough spots in every room, giving you results you can only get from an experienced professional. Contact us today to get a free quote and to learn more about how we can help you clean out your kitchen.