Modern appliances are a convenient source in keeping our homes functioning day to day. They number plenty throughout our homes, often times being taken for granted. If any of our beloved gadgets crashes and burns, it is often a challenge to get along without them. Even temporarily. Panic may even encroach if the brilliance of that ingenuity dies after the warranty has expired. Most of our appliances are not cheap; some are even unaffordable but yet we managed to obtain one for the assistance of keeping our busy lives on track. Once these handy appliances are gained, it is wise to keep them performing at their peak. Novels can be written regarding all of our appliances and keeping them like new. For the sake of time we are going to give you a few pointers to keep your beloved dishwasher performing its tasks to full capability. Simple things such as water temperature, water hardness and soil level of dishes can cause problems. You may even believe your dishwasher is in need of repair or replacement, when really it’s not. Take the time to apply these basic tips into your dishwasher habits.
Southwest Appliance Repair Service has prepared the following tips to improve dishwasher performance
Choose the Right Dishwasher Detergent – An elementary tip is choosing the right dishwashing detergent. You may think what differences can that possibly make on the performance level of your dishwasher? Really, it’s the root of it. If you choose a detergent that is causing over-suds and leaks, it can lead to your dishwasher eroding. As you sift through the possibilities, stick with the one that keeps those dishes sparkling, and your dishwasher happy. Be sure to use the right amount of detergent as well. If too much is used, it can cause your dishes to appear permanently cloudy over time.
Temperature – The temperature is an important attribute. It should never fall below 130 degrees Fahrenheit but not exceed 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out the heat being regulated at the hot water heater. A useful tip if your kitchen is the last place water heat rises is to rinse and pre-scrape your dishes in hot water before turning on your dishwasher. This can prevent your dishwasher temperature from being too cold during the initial start of its cycle.
Rinse First – Even if you are in the cool kids crowd and have a fancy dishwashing claiming to handle the dirtiest of dishes; it is wise to rinse as much of the food debris as possible. Leftover food particles can build up over time creating disaster in your state of the art dishwasher.
Clean your Dishwasher – One last tidbit is to regularly clean your dishwasher. We recommend a monthly cleaning to keep your dishwasher performance up to par. You can be amazed at some of the clutter left behind. Food build up, broken dishes not properly loaded, even some toys your toddler snuck in their while you weren’t looking can end up in your dishwasher. Begin by cleaning the bottom of the dishwasher of junk. Next feel for a cover to a reservoir where the water drains. Remove the cover and nauseatingly pull out any chunks that found their way in there. This task is disgusting, but it’s for the greater good. Latex your hand and take the plunge. Be sure to give a little TLC to your fine filter as well. Just keep it well rinsed with hot water.
Professional Dishwasher Appliance Preventative Maintenance & Repair Service in Cedar Park, Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Frisco, Allen, Plano, San Antonio and Dallas TX
After time all our appliances need the help of a certified technician. If you find your dishwasher or any other household appliance is need of appliance repair contact Southwest Appliance Repair to get them back into working order.