When was the last time you had scheduled a maintenance of your home appliances? No, seriously – stop & wonder! Because, the price you’re willing to save now will make you shell out huge sums later when it stops working and you have to buy a new one. You could have literally avoided that catastrophe and the burden if you only spared some money for its regular maintenance. Whether it’s your air conditioner, refrigerator, washing machine or vacuum cleaner, all of the home appliances need regular maintenance for proper functioning. Otherwise, their efficiency will keep on decreasing until they stop working one day.
If you’re still wondering about the why, read on:
- It improves efficiency: Any home appliances, from refrigerators to washing machines to dishwashers can perform a lot better in the long-run if you give them a maintenance and repair once in a while. Maximum cooling will be provided by your AC, in minimum time – if you give it some attention. Regular servicing will keep the appliances performing their best, and wouldn’t let them stop working on one fine day, if things go south. You’ll be able to notice the problems, early on, so that you’re not taken aback by bigger bills on one fine morning when you need the appliance to not give up on you.
- It would increase the lifespan of your appliance: It is important to keep oiling your hair for it to remain silky smooth, right? Likewise, oil those appliances – and give them regular maintenance – for it will also increase their lifespan, and save you more on the long-run, in terms of purchase costs and bigger investments. If you follow the maintenance procedures at the back of your manual, the appliances won’t suffer from early failure.
- It would keep you safe: Appliances go wrong all the time, because of no maintenance, and sometimes, can blow up your house! We’re not kidding – we’re not trying to scare you, either. It’s just facts: look it up! So, if you keep tending to the issues, you’ll know before the accident happens and would actually ensure the safety of your family members and yourself. Also, reduce the risk of property damage and do yourself a favour! $35 million losses in property damages happen every year because dryers actually blow up house. Don’t be the next house on the block to blow up – your insurance might not cover it!
Now that we’re done with the why of regular maintenance of home-appliances, and you’re convinced that it is a good idea, you might want to venture into the how of it!
- Don’t overload your refrigerator with food items – that’s a terrible idea. And, yes we’ll explain why. It’ll make the compressor work at a fastened pace and result in early failure.
- Wash smaller loads with your washing machine. Burdening it with heavier loads isn’t the best idea for it can lead to early failure of the machine. Moreover, after every week, try to wipe and clean the inside drum, so that it stays clean. Soap residues, threads from clothes and dirty linen or other dirt particles would be removed in this manner, and they won’t clog your machine later. Washing huge carpets or rubber mats in the washing machine shouldn’t be done. After every wash, keep the door open to let the moisture evaporate – this is essential so that your machine does not get damp.
- For microwave daily maintenance, you must begin with never putting any metal objects on the microwave. Only use utensils that are supposed to support microwave. Don’t put aluminum foil in your food, or you might be making it poisonous! Avoid heating flammable foods and beverages. Remove seal first, and then proceed to heat the contents – heating sealed foods is dangerous! When the microwave is in use, try to not cover the top – the heat emits out of the top & the sides, so be careful. Also, clean food spills and stains after every use, so that rotten smells are avoided, and the microwave doesn’t break down.
Other professional tricks & tips:
- Clean your home appliance after every use & ensure the insides aren’t damp – so remember to dry them off well true. Drying them off is particularly crucial because every appliance has metallic objects, which makes it prone to rust and other damages.
- Be aware of the breaking points. Know what the maximum capacity for your home appliance is and don’t overload it. Only use it to its maximum capacity, and if you’re using it for longer durations – give it ample rest in-between so that it doesn’t malfunction.
- Don’t DIY if you don’t know how to. I know there are youtube videos for everything nowadays, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t mess up your home appliance more than it already is messed! Avoid that – and call customer care. Preferably, ask assistance from the manufacturer as they’ll know the standard ways to reboot and repair.
- Remember regular maintenance is an ongoing thing, as you’ve to be at it, to keep getting good results!