If you’ve had to deal with a broken home appliance, you probably already know how irritating and expensive it can be. One piece of equipment can set you back thousands, not to mention you may have to wait to order a replacement in.
To keep these costly upgrades to a minimum, it’s worth looking at ways to protect your machines. The better their condition, the longer they will potentially last.
Below we are going to discuss five tips to help you extend the life of your home appliances.
Let’s get started!
1. Fix issues immediately.
The sounds of a potential issue might be something you initially try and drown out, but it’s better to get problems fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, they can end up becoming even worse further down the track.
Remember, some home warranties will also cover your appliances and send out a company to do repairs. So it’s worth looking further into your options, especially if you are concerned about the costs.
2. Practice preventative maintenance.
Just like our vehicle, preventative maintenance is essential for our home appliances. Taking the time to ensure everything is working well will reduce the risk of frequent repairs.
Alongside general cleaning, it’s also important to replace any parts as suggested. This could include both filters and seals, depending on the type of appliance. If you neglect to do this, nothing will work very effectively.
3. Follow the owner’s manual.
We are all guilty of tossing or misplacing the owner’s manual to our appliances, but if you want to keep them in good condition, you’ll need to hang on to the paper. The fact is, they are full of helpful advice on maintaining our equipment.
Instructions will include information on proper cleaning methods, as well as things that you should avoid. It’s wise to give it a once over before it’s lost for good.
4. Avoid overloading.
It can be tempting to throw absolutely everything into your dishwasher, dryer, and washing machine when doing laundry and dishes. However, overloading isn’t doing any favors to your appliances.
Nothing will clean adequately, and the added strain can damage different parts of your machines. It’s always best to stick to the weight limits and to read the labels on your items before placing them in the wash.
5. Be careful when using generic products.
Store brand and generic products can be a great way to save extra cash, but this doesn’t mean you should use them on all of your appliances. Certain materials can become damaged if the appropriate solutions aren’t used.
Therefore, you must read each ingredient list carefully before you swap to something different. The same goes for if you are using DIY or handmade cleaners.
And that’s it! These were five tips to extend the life of your home appliances. So, get on your cleaning gloves and work towards changing a few of your habits. It really will be worth it in the long run.
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