A HOME expert has revealed maintenance tips for expensive appliances that can help you save hundreds of dollars in repairs.
The operations manager for a home appliance repair company said that expensive equipment can break if it is not properly taken care of.
A home expert has revealed maintenance tips for expensive appliances that can help you save hundredsCredit: Getty
Mending Shed manager Colleen Jerman said that you don’t always have to repair or replace appliances if you focus on maintenance.
“We’ve gotten to be such a throwaway society that people don’t know where to look for the parts,” Jerman told KSL.
Jerman has taken it on herself to track down the right parts to provide people with the repairs, but she says most people can prevent issues by following some important tips.
“It lasts so much longer,” Jerman said of appliances when you prioritize maintenance.
“It’s easy stuff to do.”
For example, Jerman said that you can prevent dishwasher issues by cleaning the filter monthly.
A dirty filter can make a dishwasher less effective.
You can use a cleaning agent or a bowl with white vinegar to rid the dishwasher of buildup every month.
Is your refrigerator running? You can keep the compressor going longer when you vacuum and brush the coils, Jerman said.
She recommended that you do this maintenance once every six months.
“Make sure you’re not blocking any of those vents and your fridge will last,” Jerman told KSL.
You should make sure your fridge is not too crowded so that you can allow air circulation.
Most people know how important it is to clean out the lint trap in your dryer, but Jerman added that you should check on the exhaust vent once a year.
“That’ll save your dryer and fuses and make it so your dryer doesn’t get as hot, which can cause problems for control boards and stuff like that as well,” Jerman said.
“It can also save your house from catching fire.”
And finally, the home expert warned against using the oven’s self-clean.
The oven gets far too hot, and it can also be a fire hazard, Jerman said.
A repairs expert explained key reasons why the self-cleaning option is dangerous while also noting how pricey replacement parts can be.
This comes as a full list of “vampire” appliances in your home that are costing you hundreds of dollars has been revealed.