You don’t need to replace your expensive appliances, just call Quick Fix Appliances or book an appointment online. Certified technicians will come to your home that day, give you a free diagnostic, and repair your broken down appliance for an affordable rate. Plus, every repair includes a guaranteed service warranty. If you want to avoid costly repairs, and keep your appliances running better for longer, incorporate these tips into your routine.
It’s no secret that regular maintenance will save you and your wallet from costly repairs or replacements. With that in mind, here are a few simple tricks and tips to help you get the most out of your appliances.
Avoid Overloading: It’s really tempting to shove ten hampers of clothing into your washing machine all at once, but it can actually be really damaging to your machine, and result in expensive repairs later on. Take the time to do
more loads to avoid damage. This is the same for dryers and dishwashers.
Refrigerator Coils: Has your refrigerator stopped working? It might be because the coils are dirty. Cleaning them regularly can stop your refrigerator from breaking down unexpectedly. To clean them, locate where the coils in your fridge are; most models hide their coils behind the front grill. Once you find them, take a coil cleaning brush, and push it through the coils to remove dirt. When all of the dirt has all been removed from the coils vacuum it up. The clean coils help to cool your fridge more efficiently.
Stinky Fridges: Sometimes the power goes out; it happens. But when the power stays off for a long time, the food in your fridge and freezer may be at risk of going bad. If this happened to you, don’t sweat the stink; you can easily get rid of the smell. First, remove the food and wipe down the shelves with disinfecting spray. You can take either charcoal or newspaper (or both to get faster results) and spread them throughout the fridge and freezer to absorb the smell. Replace everyday until the smell goes away.
Oven Temperature: If your oven doesn’t seem to be heating up right, try recalibrating the temperature setting. Use your unit’s manual or go online to find the instructions to do this. Take an oven thermometer and place it inside your oven until the oven reaches a constant temperature. Then, following your oven’s procedure, match your temperature setting to the thermometer setting.
Clean Up Spills: This might seem like a no brainer, but a lot of people will leave spills on their stove, resulting in buildup which can cause mold or in some cases fires if it’s close enough to the burners. Take a minute to clean up spills on your stove; it will save you a lot of hassle later. The same goes for your oven as well.