Home Appliance Maintenance Tips and Tricks You Must Know

We’ll admit, sometimes we shrug off on anything home appliance maintenance-related because who likes dealing with the appliance?!. Sooner or later, the cost of new equipment paired with the bills of a repairman began to take its toll on your wallets. Here are some tips and tricks that you can do yourself.

Clean a Fridge's Rubber Gaskets

They say fridges and freezers have a lifespan of over 10 years. To help you get the full amount of years, make sure you regularly check the rubber gaskets found on your fridge and freezer doors. Once in a while, scrub off food and debris with some soap and water and dry with a towel. This will help the doors seal tight, trapping all the cool air inside for your food.

Clean the Microwave

A microwave can be pretty overworked sometimes. This only means you have to double up on the cleaning for it. Do a steam clean by placing water and lemon slices in a microwave-safe bowl and let it heat up in the microwave. The water vapor will help make the wipe down easier.

Keep Your Dishwasher Smelling Fresh

Make a point to do a weekly rinse of 1 cup of vinegar in your dishwasher to keep it smelling fresh. Just be sure you don’t have any pots or plates in the dishwasher when you do this.

Clean the Air Conditioner Filter

Clean your air conditioner filters once every two to four weeks for optimum airflow. If you have a reusable filter, vacuum it to remove the dirt. On the other hand, if you have a disposable one, simply take it out and replace with a new filter.

Clear Out the Crumbs In Your Toaster

Most people aren’t aware toasters have a crumb tray. If left unattended and overflowing, this could turn into a fire hazard. Depending on how many times you use a toaster, I’d say it’d be good to empty the crumb tray once a week.

Heat Up Your Clothes Dryer

If you think your dryer could use a little extra help when it comes to heating your clothes, the solution could be to unclog the lint filter. You can test this first by running water over the filter. If it holds water, then it’s time to start cleaning. Using a stiff kitchen brush, scrub the filter with a bit of laundry detergent and hot water.

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