Kitchen maintenance is something that should be performed on a daily basis. This usually includes wiping down tables, countertops, and stovetops. But, there are kitchen maintenance tasks that you may be ignoring.

Clean Your Drains

Throughout the day, your sink drain will encounter many items and substances that are poured into your sink. A drain, while designed to expedite the disposal of liquids and small solids alike, is still susceptible to clogs and buildup. This is especially true if you have a habit of pouring hot grease down your sink drain. That hot grease can cool inside of your drain and will solidify in your drain. Be sure to perform regular maintenance on your sink drains. Clean your drains once a week by running hot water down the drain or by pouring a cup of vinegar down it and letting it sit. You may also call on a drain cleaning service periodically just to make sure everything is in working order.

Clean and Sanitize Your Freezer

Your freezer is one of the most neglected areas of your home when it comes to regular maintenance and cleaning. The reason for this is because your freezer isn’t usually home to liquids or soft foods for very long. It specializes in freezing both liquids and foods so it’s easy to assume that your freezer will remain clean for long periods of time. This is an incorrect assumption. Foods and liquids can leak onto the bottom of your freezer, coating it in bacteria or filth. Additionally, liquid items frozen in a container can explode, creating a gigantic mess on all surface areas inside of your freezer. It’s beneficial to the health of your family if you clean your freezer on a monthly basis to ensure your food is being stored in a sanitary space.

Clean Your Coffee Maker

Your coffee maker is one of the most important appliances in your kitchen. You use it on a daily basis, and you may not even realize that it, too, needs a regular cleaning. The best way to sanitize a coffee maker to remove mold and mildew really depends on the type of coffee maker you use. A basket and carafe coffee maker will require different cleaning methods than one using pods. How often you use your coffee maker also changes how often you should be cleaning it.

When you set out to clean and sanitize the many important items in your kitchen, remember to try to use environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions. This benefits the health of your family by preventing toxic chemical residue from lingering on kitchen surfaces.