When you buy an appliance, repairs are not the first thing you think about. Of course, while they work well for several years, there will come a time when repairs will become necessary. If you want to minimize damage along with wear and tear, proper maintenance is a good place to start. By maintaining your appliances on a regular basis, you can ensure that you get the most out of every appliance. Here are some tips to help you keep your appliances in top condition:
Keeping your appliances clean is always extremely important. If grime and dirt build up, it will cause additional wear on your appliance. In order to resolve the problem, you will need to pay close attention to all the areas dirt likes to hide. When you clean your refrigerator or freezer, you will need to focus on the interior and exterior parts like the condenser coils. To get the job done right, you should invest in a condenser brush. Not only will it get the job done right, but it will also make cleaning so much easier. Remember that you should never use sharp or metal objects to clean any appliance. If you need to help speed up the defrosting process of your freezer, you can use a special ice scraper to remove the ice without damaging your freezer.
As for oven cleaning, as tempting as the self-cleaning feature might be, it’s not the best choice. It can actually cause more harm than good so take the time to clean your oven by hand. Check any filters on your oven regularly for grease and grime that tends to accumulate over time. If you use your appliances without cleaning the filters regularly, it forces the appliance to work harder than it should, and this means more wear on working parts.
You should also remember to clean your dishwasher regularly. Even if you rinse your dishes off before placing them in the dishwasher, it’s bound to get dirty after regular use. Failing to keep your dishwasher clean will mean that your dishes won’t come out as clean as they should.
As for washers, we are all tempted to fill them up as much as possible. Why do two loads of laundry when you can squeeze everything in together, right? Wrong! The best thing you can do for your laundry and your washer is to split the load. Not only will you make your washer’s job easier, but you will also allow your washer to clean your laundry thoroughly.
Your washer and dryer both need their lint traps checked regularly. You should also check your dryer vent on a regular basis to make sure that lint does not build up and become a fire hazard.
As soon as you notice that one of your appliances is not performing quite as it should, it’s recommended that you call a specialist right away. The longer you wait, the worse the problem can get. So, if your refrigerator starts making a strange noise, you should call a technician sooner rather than later. Remember, minor repairs cost less, and they are easier to fix.
For fast and reliable repairs, call Max Appliance Repair. Our experienced repair technicians will have your household appliance back in working order before you know it!