Although most residential appliances have become more affordable, you should still take steps to maintain the old appliances that you use in your house. Regular maintenance of the household appliances will improve their service life and make them more affordable. Also, your family will be protected from deadly diseases and infection caused due to improper maintenance of home appliances.
Here are some tips on how maintain your expensive appliances.
Your refrigerator is probably the only appliance that works for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If it breaks down, the only option you have is to call a refrigerator technician; else, your food can get soiled. We do several things to remove smell from the machine but pay little attention to wires and coils. Overtime, dust can accumulate on the coil and reduce the efficiency of the machine. It is in your interest to clean the back of the fridge at least once in six months. This will improve the efficiency of the machine and reduce the risk of damage to the machine.
Most dishwashers are equipped with filters that collect the scraps and waste from your dishes. When you use the machine, the scrap gets collected in the filter. If you find it disgusting to clean this filter, it is best to pre-clean the dishes before placing them in the dishwasher. If the filter is not cleaned at least twice a year, the machine may get damage and you may have to spend a fortune on dishwasher repair.
Another part that should be checked regularly is the seal. Since the seal is moist at all times, they can dry out and crack. When the seal is damaged, it fails to keep the water inside the machine. If you go on a holiday or don’t plan to use the machine for a few days, you should pour some mineral oil on the seal to keep it wet.
If you have an oven that comes with self-cleaning settings, you can move on to the next paragraph. However, if your machine does not come with these settings, you must clean the machine as you go. If you don’t clean the liquid spills immediately, the liquid can damage the machine. Of course, you must be extremely careful when cleaning the machine to reduce the risk of burns. If there is a problem with the machine, it is best to get help from an appliance service techs.
If you dissemble your dryer, you will not believe the amount of dirt and lint you will find inside the machine. You must clean the filters every time you use the dryer; else, the lint will clog the machine vents. This makes the machine work harder to dry the clothes. This is a potential fire hazard and the issue must be addressed immediately. If for some reason the machine gets damaged, it is best to use the services of a dryer repairman.
The biggest enemy of you washing machine is humidity and hard water. If the water you use to clean your clothes is hard, calcium will build up in the machine and clog the outlets and the inlets. To prevent this, occasionally run the machine without any clothes or detergent. Also, don’t leave the wet clothes inside the machine as it can lead to the build up of mold.