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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kelly's Korner - Cleaning

Hey, All,

It may be weird to say, but, yes, you can be too clean!  I have had people call in looking for new consoles for their appliances, replacement electronics, and not be able to get parts at all because they have cleaned their appliances too well.

In your owner's manual there is usually a section on cleaning.  Please follow the manufacturer's
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recommendations.  Steel wool and abrasive cleaners will take the markings off your consoles so you don't know which setting is where.  They will also take the model and serial numbers off the tag (hint:  have a file somewhere else that lists all your appliances with their brand, model and serial number, purchase date, and whatever other information you may need to get it repaired.  This includes computers, TVs, DVD players, etc., and will also come in handy in the unfortunate event of filing insurance claims or police reports.) And if you have an older appliance those parts may not be able to be replaced. 

Also, abrasive cleaners and pads may leave scratches that will collect dirt and food particles, so all that scrubbing may actually open you up to even more opportunities for bacteria to grow.  And electronics are expensive so definitely be carefully with any liquids around them.

Most manufacturer's have recommended cleaners for their products and W L May carries alot of them.  Come see us or call to find out what we have.

Have a great week!

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