Your dishwasher is one of those appliances we all rely on. These machines save you time and effort but the daily wear and tear it goes through can really take a toll. That’s why proper maintenance is key to extending their average lifespan.
Here’s a checklist for you to use to make sure your dishwasher lasts for years!
- Use as directed – Review the user manual to make sure you are loading it correctly, using the proper soap, and adding it the correct way. Never put anything in the dishwasher that isn’t dishwasher safe!
- Regularly deep clean – Take a damp rag and wipe down the door, walls, and all crevices and remove any removable pieces to wash them with soap and water.
- Run a cleaning cycle – After you deep clean, take one cup of white vinegar and put it in a bowl on the top rack inside the dishwasher. Run the machine on a hot cycle to the vinegar can help deep clean and get rid of anything you may have missed. Once complete, you may need to wipe down the insides again to remove what the vinegar has loosened.
For more DIY cleaning and maintenance tips click here. If you start going through this checklist and notice more serious issues like rust or other malfunctions – it may be time to give the experts at Patterson Plumbing and Heating a call: (719) 554-4922
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