Well, with the summer winding down, vacations over and school starting back, now is a good time for an appliance overhaul and here's a list you can check off:
Washer: Any leakage? Check hoses - both in and out - for cracks and wear and replace if necessary. Run an Affresh puck through it to clean out internal gunk and leave it fresh smelling and give the outside a good wipe down.
Dryer: Clean your venting system - unplug and move away from wall and clean out lint from exhaust tube then all your venting to the outside - now may be a good time to replace the venting - especially if you are using that old vinyl stuff - and replace it with rigid or semi rigid venting. We have all this at W L May including brushes to clean. Also, clean out any of that lint that is behind, under and in the dryer and give it a good wipedown.
Refrigerators/freezers: If you have a water connection check for leaks. Check your temps and make sure your food is staying cold enough (we have thermometers for this!) - also a good time for cleaning the inside and replacing filters.
Good time for a defrosting and clean out of old stuff. Hunting season is upon us and we are expecting you hunters to bring home the venison! Or, if not, stocking up on meats that usually go down in price this time of year.
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Dishwashers: Again, check your water connections - any little leak anywhere can really add up on your water bill not to mention damage to your flooring, substructure and foundations. Check your racks for nicks and come on down to get "Goop" if you need it. Run Affresh for Dishwashers and Disposals through to clean out deposits and leave it smelling good.
Ranges, cooktops, ovens: With the holidays looming (ick!) and regular dinner schedules back make sure everything is heating properly - we have thermometers for ovens, too! - and give everything a good cleaning or replace what is needed.
If you need repairs, call your repairman now. As the holiday season (wince!) gets closer they get booked up fast. And W L May has a great inventory of parts and cleaning supplies for your needs.
If I seem to be harping on cleaning lately it is only because preventive maintenance and cleaning will help your appliances to run longer and more efficiently. Now I just need to take my own advice and get busy! lol
Have a great week!