Posted over 7 years ago

Tips For Making Appliances Last

Household appliances can make our day-to-day lives simpler and, when an appliance needs to be repaired or replaced, it can be costly and take time. The lifespan of an appliance will vary from one unit to the next but how much use and abuse it receives is a key factor in how long an appliance will ultimately last. By taking simple steps for preventive maintenance, you can ensure that your appliances last longer. Major appliances, such as washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, ranges/ovens and microwaves are all costly whether it be to repair or replace them.

Washing Machines

If you have a top loading washing machine, then little to no maintenance is required. A front loading washing machine is a different story though. Many front loading machines can accumulate mold and mildew. To combat this, simply leave the door open after you run a load of laundry allowing the air to circulate instead of trapping in all of the moisture. Specialized cleaners are designed for front loading washers and it is recommended that these are utilized once a month or so. Another way to ensure that you washer lasts longer is to not overload it as overloading can lead to more wear and tear on the machine