When you purchase a home appliance, you expect it to last a decent amount of time — purchasing one is an investment, not something you should have to do on any sort of regular basis. But while the majority of a home appliance’s performance results fall on the manufacturer, there are also plenty of things you can do as a homeowner to make sure you get the most life possible out of them. Not exactly sure what those things might be? Here are a handful of things that your local electrical contractors in Delray Beach, FL at Reliable Electrical Services recommend for ensuring a long home appliance lifespan.
- Clear off & rinse plates before using the dishwasher, and don’t use dish soap in it: The convenience of using a dishwasher is a godsend if you’ve ever had to spend a long time washing caked-on dishes by hand — so don’t go back to the latter method by accidentally wearing out your dishwasher! Be a bit more deliberate and careful before putting things in the appliance. For example, before inserting a dish, clear excess food into the trash and give it a quick rinse in the sink; and before you try to use dish soap as a substitute for detergent, know that it can significantly affect your dishwasher’s performance with the buildup it accumulates.
- Clear out your dryer’s lint screen regularly: This is a pretty simple one: every time you go to dry a load of laundry, remove the lint screen and clear away the lint that built up last time you used your dryer. If you don’t do this on a regular basis, your dryer won’t be able to vent properly, forcing it to work harder and serving as a serious fire hazard.
- Clean both the inside & outside of your oven regularly: Yes, it’s natural for food bits and oils to accumulate on your range and in your oven when you cook there — but don’t let those unsanitary materials just sit there! The quicker you choose to scrub your oven, the less work it will require to break loose any accumulations that have built up. Do this on a regular basis and you’ll ensure that it enjoys a long life, in addition to being safer to cook and bake with.
A little bit of regular maintenance can keep your trusty home appliances around for years to come. If they ever need repairs, though, or you need advice from a professional, don’t hesitate to call up Reliable Electrical Services for help with appliances in your home from our electrical contractors in Delray Beach, FL.