For over 35 years, Atlas Appliance Repairs has been assisting customers with appliance and refrigerator repair in the Burlington County, NJ region. Our goal is not only to provide you with the best maintenance but also to give you the knowledge to help you keep your appliance running efficiently.
You can avoid frightening appliance emergencies by following six quick and simple tips. Let’s dive into how you can save yourself time, money and sanity by properly maintaining your appliances.
Tip #1: Clean your refrigerator condenser coils
The condenser coils found in your refrigerator are bound to collect dust and fur from your pets. Once these coils are clogged, they are unable to release heat properly. This makes your refrigerator unable to keep your food cold, therefore minimizing its longevity.
To fix this issue, all you need to do is find the coils at the front or back of your refrigerator and use a condensing brush and vacuum to clean them. The process, which should take less than 20 minutes, can extend the life of your fridge.
Tip #2: Use vinegar to clean your dishwasher
No one wants to smell foul odors when they open their dishwasher. To properly clean your dishwasher, empty it and fill a cup of white vinegar, then place the cup on the top rack. Run your dishwasher with hot water and it will remove food particles and their unpleasant smells.
Tip #3: Remove lint from your dryer
If your lint filter or exhaust vent are clogged with lint, you are at risk for a dryer fire. The lint falls into the cabinet and can get ignited by burners and heating elements. Use a brush and vacuum to remove the excess lint and avoid disaster.
Tip #4: Inspect your washing machine’s hoses
You should inspect your washing machine’s water hoses once or twice a year. If there is damage (such as cracks) to the hose, you should replace it immediately, since a damaged hose can cause flooding. Replacing your hoses with ones made of stainless steel since they are durable and last longer.
Tip #5: Remove the mess from the bottom of your oven
After repeated use, crumbs will begin to accumulate at the bottom of your oven. You should always be cognizant of your oven’s condition. If there are too many crumbs or pieces of food, they can catch fire and cause the food you are cooking to taste burnt.
Tip #6: Avoid putting certain items down your garbage disposal
You depend on your garbage disposal daily to get rid of food scraps, but should avoid using it to dispose of some items. These items include:
- Banana peels
- Coffee grounds
- Fruit pits
- Onion skins
- Potato peels
- Egg shells