Regardless of how good a housekeeper you think you may be, there will always be a few areas in your home that you may end up forgetting to clean, especially during your annual spring cleaning. Because of this, those areas will only get even dirtier as time goes on.

Here are three of the most common areas that many homeowners generally forget about during spring cleaning.

Garbage Disposal

This is something that is so important to always keep clean because if it’s not, the end result will be a buildup of grease, which can cause a major backup for your drains. You can clean this area by simply running hot water and turning your disposal on. From there, pour a tablespoon of your preferred dishwashing liquid into the disposal and allow the water to run between 15 and 30 seconds. Then, turn the disposal off and allow the water to run until there are no more bubbles. To clean underneath the flaps, use a brush, dishwashing liquid, and hot water.


Failing to clean these will result in the buildup of even more dust, pet hair, etc. than they may already have. Cleaning curtains is rather simple, as all you need to do is vacuum them and either hand-wash them or place them into your washing machine. The latter depends on what the tag on the curtains says.


After winter has come and gone, it will be time to clean your chimney. Failing to do so can result in a multitude of issues, such as a chimney fire and even the release of dangerous and deadly carbon monoxide gas. The best way to clean your chimney is to actually call in a professional and have them take on the task rather than you attempting it yourself, mainly because of the fact that part of the job involves going onto your roof.

Thank you for visiting Bates Cleaning, an Austin cleaning service. If you’re looking for assistance with cleaning your home, contact our office today.