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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Appliances 

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When it comes to spring cleaning, it’s easy to overlook a crucial part of our homes – our appliances. These hardworking machines deserve some attention too. Just like any other part of your house, appliances accumulate dust, grime, and wear-and-tear over time. Regular maintenance can extend their lifespan, improve their efficiency, and keep them running smoothly all year long. Here’s some expert tips from Appliance Doctor to help you add your appliances to your spring cleaning routine. 

Give Them a Deep Clean

Refrigerator: Unplug your refrigerator, remove all shelves and drawers, and wash them with warm, soapy water. Wipe down the interior with a baking soda solution (1 tablespoon baking soda per quart of water) to remove odors and tackle spills. Don’t forget to vacuum the condenser coils at the back – dust buildup here reduces efficiency.

Oven: Most ovens have a self-cleaning cycle, which can be a lifesaver. If yours doesn’t, create a paste of baking soda and water to scrub away baked-on grime.

Stovetop: Remove burner grates and wash them in hot, soapy water. Wipe down the cooktop with a suitable cleaner based on the type of surface (ceramic, gas, etc.).

Dishwasher: Run a hot water cycle with a dishwasher-safe cleaner to remove built-up grease and hard water deposits.

Washing Machine: Clean the gasket with a damp cloth to remove mold and mildew. Run a hot water cycle with baking soda or washing machine cleaner to remove detergent buildup. Don’t forget to clean the lint trap in your dryer for optimal performance and fire safety.

Check for Warning Signs

While cleaning, keep an eye out for any potential problems.

  • Are there strange noises coming from the motor?
  • Is the appliance taking longer than usual to complete its cycle?
  • Are there leaks or unusual water buildup?

If you notice any red flags, address them promptly. Early intervention can prevent minor issues from escalating into expensive repairs.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

For major appliances like refrigerators, ovens, and HVAC systems, consider scheduling a professional maintenance check-up during spring cleaning. A qualified technician can perform a thorough inspection, identify potential problems, and ensure your appliances are running safely and efficiently.

Preventative Measures

Here are some additional tips to keep your appliances in top shape. 

Read the manual: Each appliance has specific care instructions. Familiarize yourself with them to ensure proper use and cleaning techniques.

Avoid overloading: Don’t overstuff your washing machine or dryer. This can strain the motor and lead to breakdowns.

Defrost regularly: If you have a manual-defrost freezer, defrost it regularly to prevent ice buildup that can impact efficiency.

Clean filters: Many appliances have filters that require regular cleaning or replacement. Check your owner’s manual for specific instructions.

Contact Us For Appliance Repair in Philadelphia, Bucks, & Montgomery County Today!

If you notice any appliance issues during your spring cleaning, or if you’d like to schedule a professional maintenance check, don’t hesitate to contact Appliance Doctor. Our experienced and certified technicians are here to help you keep your appliances running their best.

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