The laundry room is a space that we often associate with cleanliness.
It’s where our clothing, bedding, and towels are whisked away to be cleansed and refreshed.
However, the irony is that, while this room is home to cleanliness, it may not always be clean itself.
The dark and unseen corners of the laundry room are often overlooked during cleaning, hosting grime, dust, and possibly mold.
The potential danger lurking in these often uncleaned parts of the home necessitates a regularly scheduled, periodical in-depth cleaning, which is often (unfortunately) relegated to the bottom of our to-do list.
Dangers of an Unclean Laundry Room
An unclean laundry room can pose several health and safety hazards.
Grime and dust buildup underneath and behind your washer and dryer can not only worsen the air quality in your home, but also pose a fire hazard.
Mold and mildew growth inside your washing machine or on the walls and flooring could also adversely affect your family’s health.
Additionally, a clogged dryer vent is a notorious fire hazard, and also lessens the efficiency of your dryer.
These issues underline the importance of keeping your laundry room spic and span.
So let’s talk about how to head these issues off at the pass and keep that laundry room clean for good!
5 Essential Tips to Clean Your Laundry Room
1. Perform Regular Laundry Room Inspections
Even though the laundry room isn’t a ‘forward facing room’ where you’ll be entertaining guests, it’s still an important room to include in your regular housecleaning room inspection list.
Inspect behind and under your washer and dryer for dust and grime build-up. (A flashlight can be a handy tool for this.)
Wiping these areas with a damp cloth or a long-handled duster can also be effective.
2. Clean Your Washing Machine
Run an empty hot water cycle with a good-quality washing machine cleaner to eliminate mold and mildew.
Leaving the door open until the water in the washer’s interior has completely evaporated after each cycle can also help prevent moisture build-up, curbing mildew, and more importantly, bad odors.
3. Clean Your Dryer Vent
Ensure that the dryer vent is cleaned out regularly.
A clogged vent can be hazardous.
It’s advisable to hire a professional to clean the vent thoroughly at least once a year, to reach those spaces where you just can’t reach with ye olde ‘elbow power.’
4. Regularly Clean The Floor
Sweep and mop the floor regularly, ensuring you move the appliances to clean the areas underneath.
This will also give you a chance to inspect the floor for any water damage or mold growth.
5. Clean The Walls and Ceiling
Dust and wash the walls and ceiling to prevent dust and cobweb build-up.
This is particularly important in corners and around the dryer vent.
Keeping a laundry room clean might sound like a simple task, yet it requires a careful and thorough approach to ensure it’s as clean and safe as the clothes you’re cleansing within it.
With that being said, if your hectic schedule doesn’t allow you the luxury of time to deep clean your laundry room, fret not!
RCH Cleaning could take this project off your hands.
Our skilled professionals can deep clean any spaces in your home that you don’t have time for.
So if you’d like a bit of assistance in this department, don’t hesitate to let us know!