DIY vs. Professional Trash Chute Cleaning

Posted on Jun 11, 2018

In the age of the internet, it’s easy to look up do-it-yourself ways to do household chores. Sometimes, these tips can be great, saving you time and money. But sometimes, there are a few things that are best left to a professional.

When it comes to cleaning and maintaining the trash compactor in your home, do you know when to DIY, and when to call for help?

Here are the things you are able to do yourself at home:

DIY:

  • Clean the drawer
    Every homeowner or building owner should regularly clean out the trash compactor drawer. Wearing rubber gloves and using water and dish soap (or an all-purpose cleaner), wipe down the inside of the drawer, removing any loose debris. This should be done monthly, or whenever you notice excessive debris or odors.
  • Antibacterial once-overs
    Regularly spray antibacterial spray into the interior surface of your trash compactor, where the bag goes, as well as the ram (the arm that pushes the garbage down). Do this whenever you clean the drawer to prevent odors or bacteria growth.
  • Replace the filter
    Some trash compactors have filers, which need to be replaced once or twice per year.


And there are a couple things you should leave to a professional

Professional:

  • Annual or regular maintenance
    Are things not working as well as they should? Maybe you notice smell or debris escaping, or the ram isn’t compacting trash as much as you remember.
  • Deep cleaning
    Start with a clean slate! While your monthly cleanings will go a long way toward preserving the life of your trash compactor, there are some places you just won’t be able to reach.

Is it time for your annual maintenance? Give Airpro in Honolulu, Hawaii, a call to schedule your appointment.