Additional Home Grease Prevention Tactics

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on grease in the home, plus how it can be removed to avoid issues. Grease, which can show up as a result of cooking or due to a few other causes, can become a real problem around the home – not just for aesthetic issues, but also for practical ones and, eventually, the sort that may impact your appliances and other home value areas.

At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, we’re proud to offer a variety of cleaning services that help homeowners deal with grease, grime and numerous other dirt or related buildups. From our basic cleaning solutions to deep cleaning services and move-out assistance, we have you covered no matter your cleaning needs, including those that involve significant grease buildups. We’ll also help you avoid these to begin with – here are several tips we often give clients who have been through a major grease issue to help them prevent such concerns from arising during daily use of the kitchen and other home areas.

General Cleaning

The stove and microwave area is generally the top generator of grease within a given home, and simply cleaning these areas after each use will go a very long way. This cleanup does not have to take long – just a quick wipe-down with a damp paper towel or cloth, ideally while the surface is still somewhat warm and any grease present is still in liquid form, will do the trick.

This practice is your first and best line of defense against grease buildups. Simply removing immediate grease from its most common locations will stop it from being spread to other areas and collecting.

Immediate Action

In cases where there’s been a specific spill of grease in a given area, you can take immediate action to limit the negative impact. Find your basic flour in the kitchen, and sprinkle it down over the grease spill as quickly as you can – this will help absorb much of the grease, making it easier to wipe up without leaving residue.

Mixtures and Removal

There are a few mixtures that do well for cleaning grease deposits:

  • Dish soap: Meant to remove grease from dishes, also works well in other areas.
  • Citrus oils: Orange essential oils, often added to dish soap and water, improve cleaning and odors.
  • Baking soda and water: Ideal for removing grease from pots and pans.
  • Salt and rubbing alcohol: For removing grease from fabrics.

Professional Cleaning

Finally, for both regular cleaning to prevent buildups and deep cleaning jobs when major grease deposits have been found, count on our team of professional housekeepers. Our maintenance cleaning services prevent grease in a variety of homes, and we’ve also assisted a number of homeowners with more immediate grease cleanup needs.

For more on grease prevention, or to learn about any of our house cleaning services, speak to the staff at Healthy Homes Housekeeping today.