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Importance of Cleaning Your Dishwasher Filter

I often have clients ask, "Why do you clean the inside of my dishwasher on a deep clean?"


Over time, food from your dishes builds up in your filter. This results in dirty dish water that is anything but sanitary. Your dishwasher will begin to smell and will not run efficiently.

The last thing you want is little pieces of soggy food landing on your newly cleaned dishes! Yuck!

Not cleaning your filter defeats the purpose of creating a sanitary environment for your dishes to get clean.

Most manufacturers recommend cleaning your filter from every 3-6 months, depending upon use. The more frequently you use your dishwasher, the more often you should clean it.

Most filters are easy to remove and clean. The one in the picture below involves a simple twist of the actual filter, while lifting it up (while trying to avoid hitting your dishwasher blade) along with the half-circle metal piece at the same time.

However, all dishwashers are different, so please consult your Manufacturer's Manual before removing and cleaning the filter if you're not confident in your skills.

You can always ask your Cleaning Company if they know how to clean it and if they'd be willing to show you. At Rappahannock Cleaning Services, we are always willing to show our customers how to clean theirs and encourage them to clean it between our visits.

Happy and clean dishwashers make happy customers!

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