AWA Kitchen Cabinets is your expert cabinet maker in Salt Lake City, so we know a thing or two about how to properly clean your kitchen cabinets. Although we try to keep our kitchen cabinets clean, storing food and cookware is bound to lead to some dirt and grime build-up over time. Not only is this unsightly, but it can attract bacteria, vermin, bugs, and odors to your kitchen. Today we’ll be telling you how to get your kitchen cabinets in Salt Lake City sparkly clean and good as new for a safer, cleaner kitchen.
How Often Should You Deep Clean Your Cabinets in Salt Lake City?
Periodic deep cleans are important for any space where you prepare food. Depending on how often you cook, how messy the members of your household are in the kitchen, and other factors, anywhere between two and four times per year is a good frequency for deep cleaning.
Empty Your Cabinets
For a true kitchen cabinet deep clean, your cabinets should be completely empty when you get started. If you don’t have much counter space or you don’t have time to clean your cabinets all in one sitting, empty your cabinets out onto the counter one at a time, replacing the items before moving on to the next cabinet.
Prepare Cleaning Solutions
Wooden cabinets look beautiful in any home, but they require special attention when you’re doing a deep clean. Stay away from abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the finish or paint on the outside of your cabinets. Instead, you can make your own cleaning solution at home. One part vinegar mixed with two parts warm water usually does the trick, as does one part mild dish soap mixed with two parts water.
For tougher stains, you can use a paste made from one part baking soda and two parts water.
Cleaning Dos and Don’ts
Now that you have your cleaning products ready, locate a soft, microfiber cloth to use on your cabinets. More abrasive brushes and sponges can damage the paint or finish on your kitchen cabinets in Salt Lake City.
When you clean, be sure not to use too much moisture on your cabinets. Your cleaning cloth should be damp, but never dripping. Don’t leave any cleaning solution on your cabinets to soak (except for the baking soda paste).
For harder to reach spots, such as molding, corners, or the areas surrounding knobs or handles, you can use an old toothbrush to gently brush away the grime.
When cleaning your kitchen cabinets, always work from top to bottom to avoid drips. Also, be sure to avoid getting cleaning solution on the hinges of your cabinets in Salt Lake City, as this can cause them to rust.
At the end of your cleaning session, go back in with a clean, damp cloth to wipe away any residue from your cleaning solutions. Be sure to dry your cabinets at the end to protect the wood.
If you’re not big on cleaning, this may sound like a lot of work. However, when you get your new cabinets installed by AWA Kitchen Cabinets, you’ll be so happy with the results you’ll actually look forward to taking care of your cabinets.