Posted on May 31, 2017 Topic(s): Laundry
Calling in a repairman can be a time-consuming venture. Although most appliance stores dispatch their techs as quickly as possible, you may still be left with a pile of dirty laundry while parts are on order. And since washers and dryers run at least daily in most households, it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape to prevent downtime and costly repairs.
On average, a washing machine’s life expectancy is roughly 12 years, but with the proper maintenance, you can potentially get nearly 16 years of use out of it. A dryer will typically last a little longer at 13 years, and last for almost 18 years if well looked after.
Protect your investments and skip the repair bill by performing these routine maintenance jobs:
To ensure the appliances Kelowna homeowners can’t live without are consistently taken care of, creating a maintenance schedule is a great habit to pick up.
Either before or after each load of laundry, try performing the following tasks:
Put a star on the same day each month on your calendar to help remind you that these jobs should be looked after:
It’s a good idea to clean the dryer lint filter at least once a year to prevent any chemical build-ups that can prevent much-needed airflow. It’s also a good practice to pull the machines away from the wall and clean behind and below each one.
If you’re able to do so yourself, remove and clean the exhaust ducts that run from your dryer to the exterior of your home. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself, call in an appliance expert. Clogged ducts can be really dangerous, and they are the number one leading cause in many house fires.
In addition to maintaining washers and dryers, it’s really important to follow the following safety tips:
Become a laundry superstar! Check out our tips in our previous post: 6 Ways to Keep Clothes, Washers and Dryers Immaculate.
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