Interior Maintenance


January 03, 2019

We want you to enjoy your new home and get the most out of your time in it. Familiarity with the basic practices needed for good home management and interior maintenance is essential.

 

COOKTOP AND VENT HOOD

Your cooktop and vent hood require cleaning and maintenance to keep them in top condition. Some cooktops come with an exhaust fan that is located under the vent hood. Proper use of the exhaust fan will help reduce excess indoor humidity that can result from cooking. Proper care and cleaning of the exhaust fan will help keep your kitchen cleaner and can help control indoor humidity. They have removable filters and fan blades that require periodic cleaning.

Clean Your Filters. The efficiency and performance of your vent hood depends on regular cleaning of the filters. In cleaning your filters, always use a mild soap in hot water, no abrasive or detergents should be used. These filters may be cleaned in your automatic dishwasher or in extremely hot water.

 

DISHWASHER

Refer to your dishwasher owner’s manual for instructions on the proper placement of dishes and the recommended water temperature for optimal cleaning. Use only detergents made specifically for use in automatic dishwashers. Never use any soap product or foaming detergents for commercial dishwashers as they may damage your machine. Water conditions vary widely from area to area, so you may need to experiment with different detergents until you find the one that works best for you. Use one brand for at least a week to allow it to “condition” your dishes.

 

MICROWAVE OVEN

Your built-in microwave wall oven requires periodic cleaning and maintenance to keep it in top condition. Refer to the microwave owner’s manual for specific care, use, safety, and troubleshooting information.

 

OVEN

Your built-in wall oven requires cleaning and maintenance to keep it in top condition. If your oven is self-cleaning or continuous-cleaning, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.

 

REFRIGERATOR

Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean to help reduce odors. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the model installed in your home; different types of finishes may have different recommended cleaning techniques. Also, if your refrigerator has an ice maker or dispenser, make sure to familiarize yourself with the manufacturer’s recommendations for care and use.