After paying an exorbitant price for a piece of kitchen appliance, having it break down after a few months of usage feels like daylight robbery. You carried out your research vigorously, read online reviews of the product, before finally going deep into your pocket and breaking the bank. You toiled for the appliance and it is expected that it would work for you for the longest time possible.
What you might not realise, your appliance treats you in the same way you handle it. After making your life easier and offering you convenience, it expects to be treated right to prolong your relationship.
1) Follow the correct appliance installation guide
Poor installation is a hazard to both you and the equipment as well. Carry out some research before installing or repairing your appliance. In case you are not sure about something, it is wise to seek professional service to help you with the installation.
2) Clean your appliances
Besides safeguarding the health and safety of your family, cleaning appliances such as the oven and refrigerator extends its lifespan. Dirt hampers the functioning of a machine, hence, reducing its efficiency.
The method of cleaning your stove is dependent on its design as well as the source of fuel. An electric cooker requires different cleaning from a gas cooker. The leak or overheating you observed in your dishwasher could be as a result of dirt build-up. A clean appliance is a healthy appliance.
3) Cleaning products and procedures
It is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions before cleaning your equipment. First, unplug any electronics and be keen to use the right procedures and products. Some products can corrode and ruin your kitchen appliance.
Also, avoid spraying around the knobs as this could cause a short, ruining your cooker.
4) Adjust the levelling legs of your appliance
When your oven is out of level, not only will you get unevenly baked cake, but also you could be damaging your appliance.
The levelling legs are adjustable to compensate for uneven floors.
5) Don’t overload or overuse your appliances
Overuse of appliances usually leads to wear and tear, reducing its lifespan in the long run. Carefully read the user manual, maybe there are time restrictions for its use. With that said, you should not under-load either as this can lead to off-balance cycles.
6) Use an appliance for its intended purpose
Do not use an appliance for a purpose other than that it was intended. Although your blender can chop nuts, doing so will only damage its blades in the long run.
7) Taking care of the washing machine
Turning your clothes inside out before washing not only keeps the garment looking new for longer bu also protects your appliance. The zippers and buttons can scratch the drum causing damage to the washing machine.
8) Address issues immediately
Watch out for any malfunctions and fix the problem before it gets extensive. Issues could range from strange noises, high utility bills, change in its efficiency, or some sparks. Assuming these telltale signs could prove costly in the long run.
9) Use the recommended replacement parts
When shopping for replacements, it is prudent to visit the approved dealers. Additionally, buy the right parts for the model of your appliance.
10) Let a professional fix your appliances
In case of a major break down, it is vital to seek the help of a trained professional. Hire a technician from a reputable company, and make sure that they are licensed, bonded, and insured. Also, you can check their reviews online before entrusting them with the life of your beloved appliance.
Perhaps it’s not betrayal after all, but ignorance on your part that led to your device breaking down. A little tender love and care could go a long way in strengthening your relationship with your kitchen equipment. At Paul’s Rubbish Removal, our technicians are well trained in the disconnection and removal of all brands and types of kitchen appliances.
Contact us today, and we’ll be more than happy to help you remove all your broken and unused kitchen appliances and white goods. Our team will disconnect and collect your items quickly.