How To Prolong The Life Of Your Home Appliances?
Posted on May 25, 2017 | By Barbara Beneventi
Home appliances make our lives easy and it is only when they break down that we realise how much we have been relying on them. It is very important that you maintain them well so that they last longer without having to repair them. If ever they run into a problem, you have to make sure that you call for repairs immediately to ensure that they don’t get damaged further.
Appliances such as your fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, dishwasher etc. need to be regularly cleaned. If, for example, you need a Bosch dishwasher repair, you will have to call the repair service and make sure that they have the necessary training to take care of that specific brand. Proper maintenance of appliances will ensure energy efficiency, improved performance and long lasing usage. By going for immediate repairs when a problem first arises, you will be saving yourself from having to face major problems. It can also ensure the safety of your family. When it comes to your washing machine, you need to clean the filter of blockages. If the filter isn’t working right, you can replace it. Deposits may build up in your dishwasher and block the outlets. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, you will have to clean the filter and the gasket regularly. The filters will be located at the bottom of the dishwasher. You can wash the filter with hot water and soap. You can clean the gasket with an old toothbrush dipped in hot soapy water.
If ever you are in need of appliance repairs, you should first check the experience, level of service, the training of the employees, online reviews and prices from a few companies before you choose one. If your fridge doesn’t defrost automatically, you will have to carry out the task manually. Defrosting is needed when there is about 5mm of ice deposited on the freezer compartment. To defrost it, you have to first take out the frozen items from the freezer and then switch the appliance off. Then you have to replace the drain trough at the bottom of the freezer with a container to collect the ice and water. You can soak up the water by using a sponge or towel. Once defrosting is done, the freezer should be wiped dry. You can them switch on the appliance again. Your home oven should be cleaned at least once a week. It is better to stay away from toxic chemicals and go for a safer option. One option is spraying the oven with water and then pouring a layer of baking soda paste. You can wipe it off with a cloth after about an hour.