How do i clean my furnace registers?


i like everyone else has registers in the floors to get warm and or cold air. i need to clean them , they are almost with gummy dust , i sweep them out as best i can and when i vaccuum them it helps as well, but there are still gummy stuff stuck on them, how do i get them clean.

i , talking about the lined ones that look like a venetian blind

  5 answers
  • Carol Thomas Carol Thomas on Jul 29, 2018
    If they are like the ones I have had in several different homes, they just lift up out of the floor. I've taken them out and given them a fresh cost of paint before and they looked like new. Best wishes.
  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 29, 2018

    I take those covers off and soak them in the bath tub. Old towel on the bottom of the tub, then the registers , give them a good squit of dawn. Let soak over night. Next mornining rinse, and check if all got clean. It may take just a bit of scrubbing

    • Sharon guy Sharon guy on Aug 11, 2018

      i will try that but i will use a dish tub rather than bath, water costs too much to waste

  • Jane W Jane W on Jul 29, 2018


  • William William on Jul 30, 2018
    Usually two screws hold them on. You can remove them and wash them. What I usually do is soak a stiff paint bush or kitchen brush with WD40 and brush the register without removing them. Wipe clean.
  • Ellis Ellis on Aug 06, 2018

    Vacuum well, then clean with a damp cloth. If they're really bad, take them out and scrub in the sink, make sure they're really dry, and replace.

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