5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Appliances

It’s easy to forget what workhorses our major appliances are. Dishwashers, disposals, washing machines, ovens, microwaves, and even refrigerators are the unsung heroes that keep our homes running smoothly.

Don’t let these valuable home assets deteriorate before their time! Follow these simple appliance maintenance tips from Appliance Rescue Service to extend the life of your home appliances:


1.    Dishwashers – Pre-Rinse all Dishes

Many dishwashers these days claim a pre-rinse is unnecessary for crystal clean dishes, but it’s still a good idea for the health of your dishwasher. Over time, food debris can stop up the spray arms and could cause the pump to fail prematurely.

2.   Washing Machine – Don’t Overload the Clothes

It’s easy to want to cram as much clothes into the washing machine as possible, but don’t! This could lead to washing machine repair. Overloading requires the washing machine to work harder than it’s intended, stressing the motor, tub bearings, and other essential washing machine parts.

3.   Refrigerator – Keep it Clean

A clean refrigerator is an efficient refrigerator. This includes cleaning the inside of the refrigerator on a routine basis, not overstocking the refrigerator, and cleaning the ever-important condenser coils twice a year.

4.   Oven – Remove Food Debris Often

Don’t let spills or grease build up on the inside of your oven. Get in there with a little elbow grease and keep the inside spic and span.

5.   Dyer – Clean the Dryer Vent After Each Load

Get in the habit of cleaning the dryer vent after every load. If you don’t, your dryer has to work harder to get clothes dry, causing it to give out more quickly.


If you ever run into an issue where you need appliance repair in Dallas, call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service! Expertise.com recently recognized us as one of the best appliance repairmen in Dallas!