Most people often overlook the importance of maintaining washing machines. Because of this, the appliance becomes easily worn out and less effective in cleaning clothes. You’ll then have to bring it to the mechanic to address the issue and incur expensive fees.
However, there will be times when even the best mechanics at Appliances Repair Ottawa can’t save your washing machine. Extensive damages can accumulate over time especially when you don’t habitually check and clean the appliance.
If you want your beloved washing machine to stay in-tune for longer, you can call us at Appliance Repair Ottawa and we’ll have one of our staff to check up on your appliance at the comfort of your home.
There are also a lot less expensive ways to keep your washing machine maintained. Good news is, you can do it by yourself!
Appliances Repair Ottawa: Maintenance tips
Here are some of the easy ways to keep your washing machine in tip-top shape:
- Deep cleaning
You might notice that as the years go by, your washing machine can’t clean your clothes the way it did when it was still brand new. That’s because it acquired too much dirt in its system that it can’t function properly. Moreover, hard water can contribute to major scaling issues that your washing machine can suffer from.
There are various products that you can use to deep clean your washing machine. You can purchase one when you visit Appliances Repairs Ottawa! Choose from a variety of products that are all guaranteed to clean your washing machine. Make sure to always deep clean the appliance at least every few months.
- Clean the water gasket
This part of the washing machine helps protect your clothes from sharp edges. However, micro fibres and dirt can still accumulate in the water gasket causing blockages and damages to your appliance. Even your detergent leaves residues on the gasket every wash!
You have to regularly inspect the gasket to check if there are blockages. It can easily be maintained by rubbing it clean with a damp cloth once a week. You can also remove the gasket if there is too much build-up. Just run it over with tap water until all the debris is gone and you’re good to go.
- Leave the door open
Washing machines, especially the front load types, can accumulate too much moisture when the doors are closed after use. This will lead to deterioration of the metal parts as well as bacteria build-up. It can render your appliance useless if the habit of closing the door continues.
Leave the door open for at least fifteen to thirty minutes after every use. This way, the water can fully evaporate and can help prevent any long-term damages to your appliance.
- Detergent spillage
Just like any appliances, washing machines can get severely damaged both from water and detergent spillages. Although you can’t avoid water splashing around especially when washing clothes, you can always pat the washing machine dry after every use.