Preventive Maintenance Tips

The best way to keep your appliances running smoothly is to practice preventive maintenance. Many appliances fail because they are overused or misused by the consumer.

Recommended Manufacture Cleaning Preventive Maintenance

Major appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers are costly to repair and even more expensive to replace.
But you can stave off those repairs and keep your appliances running longer by performing a few easy maintenance tips. 
You won’t need a lot of mechanical expertise to keep your appliances in tip-top shape — just some common sense and a little elbow grease or
you can leave it to the Reliable Repair Professional at Quality Home Repair Services, LLC. 

·Clean the condenser coils. When these
coils become caked with dust, the fridge
has to work harder which puts more stress on the unit and increases energy
consumption. Use a vacuum to remove
dust, pet hair and dirt.

·Check the door seal. The fridge’s door
seal is responsible for keeping food cold
and maximizing efficiency. Replace the
seal if needed.

·Clean your dishwasher’s filter to remove
hard water deposits and debris.
·Check sprayers, screens, gaskets and
other sensitive areas for food and particle
build up. 

·Do You Need to Rinse Dishes Before
Placing Them in the Dishwasher? 
Does pre-rinsing dishes help get them
cleaner, or is it just a waste of time and
water? It might depend on your dishwasher.

Garbage disposal
·Keep the blades sharp by running cold
water and sending a cup of ice down the

·Run cold water for 10 seconds before
inserting food into the disposal and
for 30 seconds after each use. 

Washing Machine
·Make sure not to overload the machine, or it could prematurely wear out.
·Set the water level to an appropriate setting based on the amount of clothes in the washer. Failure to do so can put additional stress on the motor.

·Check pockets before placing clothes in the washer. Many problems are caused when foreign objects become lodged within the washer.

·Appliance Manufacturers suggest replacing the washer fill hose every five years.

Range, Stove & Oven
·Instead of using the self-cleaning function, we recommend cleaning up spills as they occur and using drip pans to catch spills.

Homeowners should read the
operational manuals that come
with appliances and follow
instructions for proper use and
preventive maintenance.

·Clean out the lint trap after each load to
improve efficiency and reduce the chance of a fire.

·Have the outside vent inspected annually.
Get the Lint Out (of Your Dryer Vent)
Dryer vents can become clogged and
lead to devastating fires. Prevent this by
opting for regular dryer vent cleaning.
Learn about the process and cost.