Tip & How-To about Home
Ignoring dust build up is one of the greatest contributors to over heating and eventual breakdown of electronics and appliances. Keep your items lasting longer by following these few hints.
Electronics: Computers, Keyboards, TV's, VCR - DVD- CD players, Radios,
Air Purifiers.....Can be easily dusted with air-cans, little micro-
dusters, vacuums, and believe it or not even with used dryer sheets.
Always have units turned off and unplugged before dusting.
If you are comfortable with removing casings you will be able to remove more dust.
DO NOT use wet cleaners, soaps, water, as it will short out your electronics. Exception is the use of Is-propyl Alcohol which you can dip q-tips into and clean in the little tight spots if necessary as it evaporates quickly.
Especially useful on heads in players.
Appliances: Dryers, Refrigerator, Freezers, Ranges,
all require "space and breathing room."
Dryers are one of the leading factors in house-fires because of the build up of lint. At least once a year (more with a big family) unplug dryer and do a deep clean.
You want to focus getting lint out from behind, inside the dryer, and duct.
Refrigerators and freezers you want to pull away from wall & get the dust vacuumed
off the coils. Though not popular practice with many, it is wise to try and not store
a bunch of clutter on top of these appliances. Make sure to mop the floor before
pushing back into it's space.
Ranges though not as sensitive to dust still should be deep cleaned for food particles and grease buildup. Pull the drawer out from bottom and clean out the space of crumbs. Grease buildup on range hood lights can cause early blowouts.
Make sure bulb is cool to the touch before attempting to clean to avoid breakage and finger burns.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive walk through, but only to serve as a spring cleaning reminder that awareness and a little cleaning can save on repair bills and replacements.
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