A house is more than just four walls and a roof; it’s also everything inside, and that includes your major appliances. Appliances affect your daily life far more than the walls or the roof do. How often do you really interact with the walls of your house? How often do you run the dishwasher or the washing machine? How often do you open the refrigerator? Appliances are important, and it’s important to keep them running smoothly.
Cleaning your appliances may not be the most fun job to do, but it’s important for the health of your appliances as well as the health of your family. From lint cleaning to wiping down the inside of your fridge, cleanliness can go a long way to keeping your appliances running well. Beyond the basics of tidiness, it can keep things from getting into the gears and causing damage.
Cleaning is just one part of an overall maintenance plan. Maintenance looks different for different appliances. Air conditioners often need filters changed regularly. Your refrigerator may also have a filter that needs replacement on a regular basis. Washing machines and dishwashers sometimes need refills or repairs in order to extend their lifetimes.
That doesn’t mean that your appliances will last forever, but it does mean that they will last longer; maybe even beyond the end of their usual life span. A properly cared-for appliance may last well beyond its warranty, and that reduces waste to the planet as well as costs to your wallet. Make repairs early in order to ensure that your appliances last as long as possible.
Appliances are an important part of your home. It’s important to care for them as you care for the rest of your home. Keep them clean, do the necessary maintenance, and repair instead of replacing wherever possible.