Extend the Lifespan of Your Appliances

Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Appliances

Extend the Lifespan of Your Appliances

Clean Your Appliances Regularly

Make it a habit to clean your appliances monthly and address spills promptly. Regular cleaning, such as cleaning the dishwasher filter, can lead to cleaner dishes and a longer appliance life. You should keep the inside and out as clean as possible.

Washers

Regularly cleaning your washing machine helps protect the machine from buildup of soap scum, mold and accumulation of other dirt and debris. Keeping the door open will also help with the mold issue. Always remove wet items immediately and use the proper amount of detergent. One mor suggestion is to remove all items from pockets as metal items can damage many components of a washer.

Dryer

Clean your exhaust vent duct periodically, as the liny trap doesn’t capture all the lint and build up in the exhaust duct reducing air flow. A clogged duct will slow down the drying process and is also a fire hazard. Remove lint after each laundry load. Limit dryer sheet usage as they leave a chemical residue, we suggest using wool dryer balls. Hang dry plastic and rubber items like rugs, since they can melt and create problems.

Refrigerator and Freezer

Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean by wiping it down regularly with a damp cloth, removing old food, and try not to overstock. Vacuum coils and underneath around the motor. To clean with a baking soda solution and plain water to rinse, then dry with a towel thoroughly. Make sure all gaskets are close flush and keep them clean. Replace water filter as recommended as dirty water lines can get plugged and damage ice machine.

Oven and Range

To keep your oven clean, we recommend using the self-clean cycle, a foaming oven cleaner, or a homemade baking soda solution on a regular basis. For the stovetop, start by wiping it down with a damp cloth to loosen up any surface residue, then wash thoroughly with a soapy sponge to cut through the grease. It’s important to not let food debris accumulate on the burners, even if it takes some extra effort to remove. For tougher stains and heavy grease build-up, a mixture of two parts baking soda to one part vinegar should be an effective cleaning solution.

Dishwasher

You should always scrape solid items off your plates before loading them into the dishwasher. Use hot water, instead of relying on the dishwasher to heat the water. Never wash non dishwasher safe items in the dishwasher. Run full loads, this will reduce the amount of wear and tear. Look for hard water stains and use a dishwasher safe hard water cleaner. make sure door seals are clean and working order. Finally, keep the filter clean.

Schedule an Annual Cleaning

You don’t need to wait till your appliances break, call and schedule an appliance annual cleaning and inspection. We will clean the coils and underneath your refrigerator and freezer. Change the water filter and check the water lines for mold. Washers, we will check water lines for any leaks or cracks. We will also look for mildew and mold. The dryer, we will check dryer vent connections and clean duct from dryer to outside exhaust. The stove, we will check all burners and elements inside and out, then we will check the exhaust for grease buildup and see if there is any blockage. The dishwasher, we will check hoses, look for hard water residue, clean the filter and check to see if spray arms are in good working order.

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