Summer is here, and chances are, you are planning a vacation sometime in the near future. Whether your vacation is for a weekend or a whole month, having your Dallas home vacation-ready is a big part of the process. Have a neighbor water plants, put a stop on all mail deliveries, etc., but have you thought about what to do with your appliances?
Before you go on vacation, make sure to follow these 5 tips from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas to get your appliances vacation ready!
1. Put Water Heater in Vacation Mode
Set your hot water heater on vacation mode – or “low temperature mode” – before leaving on your vacation. This simple adjustment will save you money by conserving energy in your absence.
2. Turn off Water Valves
The last thing you want is to come back to your Dallas home after a wonderful vacation to find that your home has suffered water damage due to flooding while you were gone and you now need appliance repair in Dallas. Gain piece of mind and turn all valves to dishwashers, sinks, and washing machines off completely before leaving.
3. Unload the Refrigerator
One week before vacation, begin using up perishable foods from your refrigerator. Anything that is left uneaten, throw away before departing. A less cluttered refrigerator will help the refrigerator run more efficiently and save you from coming home to spoiled food.
4. Unplug Small Appliances
It’s easy to focus on the big things – refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, etc. – but don’t forget your small appliances! Be sure to unplug or turn off all major and minor appliances in the home.
5. Clean the Disposal
Don’t let bacteria and mold grow in your unused kitchen garbage disposal while you are gone! Run the disposal with half a cup of vinegar and water to clean and sanitize before heading out of town.