How to banish hidden dirt: Mum-of-two reveals exactly how to clean the four key filters in your home – and why you need to do it TODAY
- A mum-of-two from Melbourne has revealed why and how to clean your filters
- Chantel Mila said the task takes five minutes and needs to be done regularly
- Filters to clean are vacuum, dishwasher, air conditioning and washing machine
- Thousands said they have been neglecting their filters and need to get on it
While the majority of homeowners are across cleaning up surface dirt, not so many are good at getting rid of the hidden grime that lurks within our dishwashers, washing machines, vacuums and air conditioning units.
But one mum-of-two from Melbourne has revealed exactly why and how you need to be cleaning four filters in your house at least once a month.
Chatel Mila said the simple chore takes just five minutes to do and can not only lead to a cleaner house, but also prolong the life of your devices and appliances.
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But one mum-of-two from Melbourne has revealed exactly why and how you need to be cleaning four filters in your house at least once a month (pictured cleaning the vacuum filter)
‘All it takes is five minutes to clean your filters and remove hidden dirt around your home, she posted on TikTok.
‘It’s such an over-looked task, but is so easy. When was the last time you cleaned your filters?’
The first filter Chantel said you need to be cleaning regularly is your vacuum cleaner filter.
Experts recommend doing this task at least once a month, or more frequently if you’re someone who vacuums regularly.
‘To clean your vacuum filter, simply wash it in cold water and then let it air dry,’ Chantel posted in her video alongside a demonstration.
You also need to regularly think about your washing machine filter, which experts say is something that should be done around four times per year (pictured)
To clean the dishwasher filter, just remove it, and then wash it in soapy dish liquid (pictured in action)
How often should you clean the filters in your home?
* VACUUM FILTER: At least once a month.
* WASHING MACHINE FILTER: Four times per year.
* DISHWASHER FILTER: Once a month.
* AIR CONDITIONING FILTER: Every two weeks.
You also need to regularly think about your washing machine filter, which experts say is something that should be done around four times per year.
To do this, Chantel drains the pump filter, empties it and then just washes it in soapy dish liquid.
Thirdly, the mum-of-two said you need to think about your dishwasher filter.
This is something thousands of people forget about, but in fact we should be washing it around once a month in order to get the dishwasher to function to its best.
To clean the dishwasher filter, just remove it, and then wash it in dish liquid.
Finally, your air conditioner filter should be cleaned every two weeks.
You can do this by removing it, vacuuming it and rinsing it in cold water.
Thousands who saw Chantel’s video said they hadn’t realised they were so overdue cleaning the various filters in their home.
Finally, your air conditioner filter should be cleaned every two weeks, and it requires cold water (pictured in action)
‘Omg, I have to do this, great reminder,’ one woman posted.
‘I haven’t cleaned my vacuum filter in weeks because I have a toddler and leaving the filter to air dry for 24 hours gives me anxiety,’ said another.
Chantel has built up a huge following on TikTok thanks to her handy household tips and tricks, as well as her product recommendations.
Previous videos show how to make your bed look like a hotel bed and the DIY microwave cleaner she swears by.