Dirty work

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Dirty work
Dirty work

Tell me, how long have you washed the batteries, cleaned the trash can or changed the dust bag in the vacuum cleaner?

Dirty job

Admit it, how long have you washed the batteries, cleaned the trash can or changed the dust bag in the vacuum cleaner? We bet no one likes to do this. But, since unpleasant work is still inevitable, we decided to help you deal with it quickly

Job 1: Waste Bin

Time: 15 minutes

Why this is important: Food and liquid leftovers stuck to the sides and bottom of the basket contribute to

smell the growth of bacteria and the formation of mold. Fungus and mold, when released into the air, can cause allergies, the symptoms of which are allergic rhinitis or asthmatic syndrome.

1. If possible, take the bucket outside, if not, wash it in the bathroom.

2. Spray the inside of the bucket with a pet odor remover. These products contain enzymes that work well against bacteria and odor.

3. Wearing rubber gloves, clean the bucket with a (separate) brush or a stiff synthetic bristle brush. Rinse with water, then dry with paper towel or turn upside down to dry.

Try to do this every month or as soon as the bucket starts to smell bad.

Job 2: Dust Bag

Time: 5-10 minutes

Why it's important: When the dust bag is more than half full, the vacuum cleaner begins to suck up dirt less. The further, the harder it is for the device to work. Sometimes it happens that due to an overfilled bag, the motor breaks.

1. First, turn on the vacuum cleaner so that it sucks all the debris that remains in the pipe into the bag. Unplug the appliance.

2. If you have a removable bag: before removing it, cover the pipe with duct tape where the hose connects to the vacuum cleaner so as not to breathe flying dust. If the dust collector is in the form of a container, put it in a garbage bag, cover it so that dust does not get into your face and shake it out. It's better to do it outside. Then rinse with hot water and dry before reinstalling.

Try to do this every month or every other month if you have kids and pets. And in any case, at least twice a year.

Job 3: Lamps with shades

Time: 15 minutes

Why it's important: The dull "remains" of insects accumulate under the ceilings throughout the summer. They are not dangerous to your he alth, but who enjoys looking at them?

1. Turn off the lights. Put on an apron with pockets and put the tools you need to work in them. With a screwdriver and a cotton cloth in your pocket, climb onto a ladder or table. Remove the cover and wipe the light bulbs with a rag.

2. Climb down and follow to the kitchen. Throw away all bugs and moths in the trash can. Then cover the sink with a large dish towel to keep the shade from cracking during the wash. Lay it on a towel and fill it with warm water, adding some dish soap. Soak the cover for half an hour.

3. Then wipe it with a sponge, rinse with water and let dry. (Most shades can also be put in the dishwasher, except for very fragile or stained ones.)

4. When the cover is dry, attach it back. (For the future, choose frosted glass shades - dead insects are somehow less visible in them.)

Try to do this any time you get tired of looking at the moths in the lamp.

Job 4: Toaster

Time: 5-10 minutes

Why this matters: In addition to crumbs in the toaster -

unpleasant sight, they can start to spread smoke throughout the kitchen while you toast yourself for breakfast.

For toaster: Remove and remove lower crumb tray. Wash and wipe dry. Holding the toaster upside down over the bucket, tapping and shaking it gently to shake out the crumbs.

For Toaster Oven: Put a container filled with water that can withstand high temperatures into the oven. Leave for 10 minutes at 170°C. Open the oven, remove the drip tray and the grate from the oven, brush off the crumbs. Use a plastic spatula to remove stuck pieces. Wash the drip tray and grate and wipe dry with a cotton cloth.

Try to do this every month.

Job 5: Refrigerator Outdoor Condenser

Time: 20-30 minutes

Why this is important: Dust buildup on the back of the refrigerator where the condenser is located can cause the appliance to operate inefficiently. And dust under the refrigerator, when combined with moist air, can ruin the flooring.

1. Pull the refrigerator towards you by grasping its edges and gently pulling it towards you. Many models come with wheels, so it's not as difficult as you might think. When you can go behind the refrigerator, unplug it from the outlet. If you have a model with an icemaker, turn off the water supply first so you don't accidentally rip off the hose.

2. To remove dust on the fins and tubes of the condenser, use a long narrow brush in the form of a brush. Then vacuum with the brush attachment.

3. Wipe down the wall behind the refrigerator and then the back of the refrigerator and both sides with a damp cloth using dish soap. Wash the floor by adding 1/3 cup of vinegar to 2 liters of warm water. For tiles and stone floors, it is better to use a special product, also diluting it in water.

4. After the floor is dry, put the refrigerator back and don't forget to turn it on (if you turned off the water supply to the icemaker, turn it on too).

Try to do this twice a year.

  • Wall brushes with telescopic handle and locking tip.
  • Microfiber mitt to remove dust from corners.
  • A wet cleaning cloth that absorbs large amounts of water.
  • Tough stain removers for all types of fabrics.
  • Sponge for removing difficult stains from plastic and steel surfaces, designed for long-term use.
  • Means for cleaning from mold and fungus. Suitable for wallpaper, tile, wood, stone and fabric.
  • Universal cleaning wipes in a roll.
  • Bucket with removable bin.

Tatiana: In the summer, flies appeared, it seems, in dried fruits or a bag of nuts. When they flew, nothing terrible happened, but after a while they brought the children out! They turned out to be white worms with tiny black heads that crawled along the ceiling! Now the "sitting" ceiling will have to be repainted.

Job 6: Shower stall and bathroom tiles

Time: 10-15 minutes

Why this matters: If this is not done for too long, mold and mildew can grow between the gaskets in the shower stall and in the tile joints and you won't be able to get rid of them.. And greasy soap deposits can ruin the color of a tile or stone.

1. Spray the walls with an all-purpose cleaner. Then scrub them with a stiff bristled brush. If the plaque is too strong, use a special tool to remove it. Treat the seams with a special stain remover sponge (photo - on pages 162, 5).

2. Use glass cleaner on shower walls. If it is not available or it does not cope with a strong coating, take undiluted vinegar, heated to boiling point (be careful when cleaning). Since the brush can damage and scratch the glass, use a microfiber cloth or soft sponge.

3. Fingerprints on the walls of the shower can also be removed with vinegar - just apply and leave for a few minutes. Then wipe the glass with a brush and dry with a towel. Water can not be washed off.

Try to do this every week for cleanliness (using an all-purpose cleaner) and once a month for thorough maintenance.

Job 7: Heating Radiators and Vents

Time: 15 minutes per section

Why it's important: First, any accumulation of dust is harmful to he alth, and dust from vents and hoods goes directly into the room. In addition, devices begin to function worse.


1. Turn off the fan. Vacuum the floor and baseboard underneath, and the outside of the vent.

2. Remove the cover from the fan using a screwdriver. If you can't get it, take a ladder. Wash the grate with dishwashing detergent using a stiff brush (plastic or aluminum lids can be washed in the dishwasher). If you want your grate to be as good as new, simply soak it in hot water (long exposure to the cleaner can damage the paint). Scrub the hole in the vent pipe with a damp brush that can get inside (as far as you can get). Wait for everything to dry and screw the grate back into place.

Heating radiators

1. Wipe dust between the battery and heatsink sections with a brush or battery brush

2. If possible, do not use large amounts of water as it may cause further corrosion.

Try to do this twice a year.


A few simple actions that should become a habit

  • Place a couple of paper tissues (or even used ones) in the bottom of the trash can to absorb moisture and odors.
  • Use liquid or glycerine soap. Conventional toilet soap is a major cause of soap buildup and streaks around faucets, under the soap dish and on the sides of the sink, and often contributes to the formation of greasy deposits on drain pipes that can cause blockages over time.
  • Lay paper towels on the bottom of the microwave (several layers at once - about 10) to protect the bottom surface from dirt. After using the microwave oven, you can remove the top layer each time.
  • Ventilate the bathroom often, run a fan for 10 minutes or, if available, open a window while showering to prevent mold growth.
  • Wipe walls and glass doors after showering with a rubber squeegee to prevent build-up.
  • Help with cleaning

    • Brush universal hard bristles
    • Battery cleaning brush
    • Blind brush
    • Narrow brush (useful for washing the refrigerator condenser)
    • Shower glass cleaner
    • Iron Cleaning Kit

    All items provided by Eurodom department store

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