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Spring Cleaning Hacks

Below is a list of the best spring cleaning hacks we have come across in our many years of oven cleaning and property cleaning services

Oven Clean Cheat… Pre-heat your oven to 200 degree C, fill an oven-safe bowl with water, place inside with the door closed and leave for 30 minutes. Allow your oven to cool and wipe away the loosened dirt with a clean cloth. Shelves can be cleaned by dissolving 250g of soda crystals in hot water, soaking the shelves and scrubbing them with a kitchen foil ball, But be careful not to scratch your kitchen sink to bits. But if in doubt just give us a call.

Stainless Steel Shine… Whether it’s the taps, A splash back or the kettle, finger marks are annoying and don’t always disappear with a wipe. Put a dab of baby oil or rinse aid on a clean cloth and rub the whole surface to watch them vanish, Then use kitchen roll or a dry microfibre cloth to buff the smears out and you should see a clear shine.

Glass Shining… A razor blade for the spots or dead flies on the glass of a window and for drinking glass, try swishing round a handful of uncooked rice in warm water as this will scour the grime off. Then pop a dishwasher table or biological detergent in the vase and fill with hot water. Leave overnight to work its magic.

Fresh Fridge… You can put the shelves in the dishwasher or sink and use a toothpick or toothbrush to get in all the nook’s and cranny’s. Then kitchen roll to dry all pieces.

Dirty Dishwasher… The dishwasher needs regular cleaning and a great way to get rid of smells and keep it looking its best, is to use baking soda and a damp cloth to wipe down food and stains, Make sure you wipe under the bottom seal as that is where 90% of the gunk buildup is found not just in the filter. Always keep it sanitised and use a dishwasher cleaner once every couple of weeks to make sure you’re killing all the bacteria lurking in there.

Don’t Forget… Smoke Detectors, They’re something we often forget about, but replacing smoke detector batteries could be the difference between life and death. Ideally, the batteries should be replaced every 6 months, so make time to test them and change the batteries during your spring clean.

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