Top 8 Preventative Measures You Can Follow To Protect Your Home Appliances
There are many types of appliances a homeowner can have in his house and each and every single one of them serve a good purpose. Basically, these appliances make everyone’s life easier, quicker and better at the same time. However, in order to enjoy this “luxurious treatment” for longer, homeowners must also take good care of their appliances and electronics. If these things get damaged, it can be quite expensive and time-consuming to replace them.
Therefore, below are listed some of the best and most important preventative tips and tricks which will help any homeowner maintain his appliances in a good condition for a long period of time and also save some money as well.
1. Don’t shake or hit your appliances.
When moving the microwave, for example, from one kitchen countertop to the other, homeowners should grab it firmly and be careful with it because this device is sensitive and the internal parts can get seriously damaged if it is dropped on the floor. Similarly, hitting the microwave won’t make it work better or faster, so this gesture should be avoided at all costs.
2. Clean any spills quickly.
It might happen that a homeowner spills beverages on the washing machine, microwave, toaster or any other appliance. This is not a tragedy, the homeowner should quickly grab a couple of paper towels and clean the spills, insisting on those hard-to-reach corners and spots an appliance might have. If it is necessary, the homeowner can also use the vacuum cleaner in order to remove all liquids or anything that has dropped on or inside an appliance.
3. Check your clothes before washing them.
It is important for all homeowners to perform a thorough check of clothes before putting them in a washing machine. For example, a single coin forgotten in the pocket of a pair of jeans can actually damage the washing machine and disturb the washing process. Similarly, larger objects such as keys, plastic bags, handkerchiefs and so on can also damage the washing machine. This simple tip is very important because if by accident a homeowner forgets his wallet in the jeans before washing them, all his money, credit cards and other important documents might be completely destroyed.
4. Use surge protection.
Appliances work only if they are supplied with electricity and they also require the correct voltage as well. Unfortunately, thunderstorms, power outages and various electrical problems might produce voltage spikes which will automatically damage all the appliances in the house. To prevent this, homeowners are advised to get power strips which are equipped with surge protection. These devices will stop the flow of electric current if the voltage is too high or too low and it will protect the appliances. In other words, homeowners can leave on vacation without worrying that a powerful thunderstorm might damage their state-of-the-art home cinema system.
5. The door of the washing machine should be left open sometimes.
This is also a great trick in order to prevent mold and mildew accumulation. If the door of the washing machine is left open, the air will circulate freely and this appliance will remain in a better condition.
6. Make sure that the fridge door closes correctly.
Sometimes, the sealant which ensures a hermetical closing of the fridge door might be damaged and it can produce 2 big problems. First of all, the fridge will be seriously affected because it will have to work overtime in order to maintain coolness inside and secondly, the foods inside the fridge will eventually deteriorate because they are not preserved in a cool-enough environment. To avoid this, homeowners should verify the sealant on the door from time to time, wash it with warm water and soap and even replace it at first sign of damage.
7. Use only dishes that are specially made for microwave usage.
Not all dishes in the kitchen should be placed in the microwave because this powerful device can get seriously damaged and it can also damage the plates and other items from the kitchen. There are special types of dishes which can be found on the market and which are resistant to the heat produced by the microwave. These dishes are made from a special type of glass and they are safe to use when cooking.
8. Transport your appliances carefully.
When relocating, it is advisable to use the same boxes the appliances came in the first time. If homeowners don’t have these boxes anymore, they should get ones of a similar size. Also, there are plenty of specialty boxes which come at affordable prices and which will ensure that the microwave, fridge and other appliances will remain in one piece, even if they are transported to the other corner of the country.
By the way, if some of your appliances and electronics are already damaged then you shouldn’t get rushed and spend a fortune on brand new ones. For a small price, our team of experts will fix any appliance in your house and you will be able to enjoy them for longer, so call us today and give us more details.