Is there anything more frustrating that one of your electrical appliances dying prematurely? Electrical appliances can be costly to replace and no one wants to do it before they have to. If you have just bought new appliances or are trying to stretch the ones you have a little longer, it is important that you take care of them properly. Simon Electric is here to share some tips to help you keep your electrical appliances working as long as possible and extend their life.
Making Your Electrical Appliances Last Longer
Depending on the appliance you are working with, you will take care of it differently to extend its life. We are here to explain how each one should be maintained to give you the best chance at getting your money’s worth out of it.
– Washing Machine: Your washing machine is a necessity. It can also make quite the mess when something goes wrong and it isn’t working properly. With washing machines, you should be replacing the filler hoses every 4-5 years to keep water from ending up on your floor rather than the washing drum. Another important thing to remember about washers is to avoid overloading them. It may be tempting to get through your laundry faster, but when the load isn’t evenly distributed, it can cause the motor to burn out quickly. Lastly, remove anything from the pockets of clothing before running a load. These items commonly found in pockets can cause damage to your appliance.
– Dryers: The number one thing to do is to remove dryer lint after every single load. Every now and then, you should even go as far as using the hos attachment on your vacuum to remove any lint left behind in there. People who have pets will find that they have to do it even more frequently to avoid causing damage to the dryer and putting their home at risk of an electrical fire.
– Refrigerators: Food spills in fridges often. It is important that you clean the seals around the doors to ensure your fridge doesn’t have to work harder than it needs to to keep everything clean. If your freezer doesn’t defrost on its own, you will have to do this occasionally to keep it running well. Also, make sure your fridge has enough room behind it to get proper ventilation otherwise your compressor will burn up and your fridge will need replacing.
– Dishwashers: Clean dishwashers are happy dishwashers and you need to be sure you are giving yours a good cleaning regularly. Make sure you are getting any food buildup cleaned out of there so that you don’t experience a leaking dishwasher in your kitchen.
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A whole home surge protector is a great idea that will give you peace of mind that all your electrical devices, appliances and fixtures etc are protected in the event of an energy surge. In addition to installing a whole house surge protector, if you are having electrical problems, you can turn to the experts at Simon Electric to help resolve them safely and quickly. Call us today!