Four Top Tips to Make Your Appliances Last Longer

Four Top Tips to Make Your Appliances Last Longer

Appliances can be a large household expenditure when they break, which can be particularly troublesome when they need replacing prematurely. Save money down the line by caring for you appliances now – regular maintenance can help your oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher all last for longer.


Here are four top tips for making your appliances last longer. 


Clean your appliances regularly  

Cleaning is one of the most important factors in how long your appliances last. Make sure you clean gunk from your washing machine, including in the seals, and remove food waste from your dishwasher. Rinsing your dishes to remove excess food is a good practice to keep your dishwasher cleaner inside. 


All filters need to be emptied regularly – you'll find these in washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers. Remove all gunk, dust and food from these to prevent any blockages and keep your appliances cleaning dishes and laundry efficiently.  


Keep the coils behind your fridge clean – these are vital for keeping your fridge cool, so hoover or brush them regularly (turn your fridge off first). 


Run them regularly 

You might be trying to save money by drying your washing on a clothes airer or washing your dishes by hand. However, it’s important to run your appliances regularly so that you keep all the component ticking over. If you don’t run your dishwasher regularly, expect faults with the pipes, motor and pump down the line. 


Don’t overload your appliances 

Your washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer can be damaged if you put too much into them. Check the user instructions to see the maximum loads and be sure you do not exceed them.  


Call out professional engineers to make repairs 

If your appliance needs repairing, it’s best to get it fixed by a professional appliance engineer. If you attempt to fix your appliance yourself and something goes wrong, this can create further damage and a more expensive repair in the future. A professional will also be able to identify the cause of the problem and supply the correct parts for your model. 

If your appliance needs repairing in the Salisbury area, get in touch with CB Domestics today.