How To Easily Clean Dirt From A Sliding Door Track

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Sliding doors are great – until they start malfunctioning. If your home has a sliding door, I probably don’t have to tell you how annoying it is when the door begins to get stuck in the track. When the door starts becoming difficult to open and close, this is generally because a buildup of dirt, dust, and debris has accumulated in the track. Although cleaning your sliding door track may not be on the top of your chore list, it’s definitely something that needs to be done every once in a while. Here’s how!

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You Will Need:

Hydrogen peroxide
Baking soda

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How To Clean A Sliding Door Track:

Thankfully, cleaning your sliding door track is a quick and simple process that doesn’t involve any specialty cleaning products. Start out by vacuuming any loose dirt or debris sitting in the track. Next, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda along the track. Then, pour some hydrogen peroxide over the baking soda. You’ll notice the two products will create a reaction and begin to fizz and bubble. This will remove caked-on dirt from the tracks while disinfecting at the same time.

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Let the solution sit for 10 to 15 minutes. When the time’s up, use a cloth to remove the solution from the track. You may want to use a second damp cloth to remove any leftover residue. And that’s it! Cleaning your sliding door track is a quick and easy chore that can help prolong the lifespan of your sliding door.