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Add Your Home Appliances to Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

April 23rd, 2019

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Not just the porch! Appliances need spring cleaning too.

Springtime is an excellent time to clean your whole home. With fresh air blowing through your windows, you have an excellent opportunity to get rid of odors, dust and dirt that may have built up on your rugs, upholstery, hardwood floors and furniture. In addition, be sure to take your cleaning to the next level by including your home appliances on your spring cleaning checklist.

Cleaning Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher is probably filled with bits of food as well as hard water deposits from frequent use. Thoroughly clean the screens and filters on the bottom of the dishwasher and also wipe down the sprayer arms. You may even want to use a shop vac to get rid of food debris. For very difficult-to-remove lime or calcium deposits, consider cleaning with a commercial cleanser, such as CLR or Lime-Away. (more…)

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Is Your Detergent Ruining Your Washing Machine?

April 8th, 2019

washing detergent soap bubblesEveryone wants clean clothes. Some individuals believe that using extra soap will ensure that the job is accomplished. Unfortunately, this is quite the opposite. If you are using too much detergent or the wrong type of detergent, you may be ruining your clothes and causing damage to your machine. To avoid the need for washing machine repair, here are some useful tips for picking a detergent and using the correct amount. (more…)

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Why Cleaning The Vent Of Your Clothes Dryer Is Important

March 18th, 2019

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Squirrels can fit into tiny holes like a dryer vent

Most people depend on their clothes dryers so that they can do their laundry in the convenience of their homes rather than having to cart it to a laundromat. Clothes dryers have reduced the hassle of this universal household chore. However, making certain that your dryer is properly maintained and in good repair is crucial. If you do not regularly clean your clothes dryer vent, your dryer may cause a devastating fire.

Prevalence of clothes dryer fires in the U.S.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 2,900 fires that start with clothes dryers are reported each year. An average of 100 people are injured and five people are killed in fires caused by clothes dryers, and the fires cause an estimated $35 million in annual property losses. At 35 percent, the leading cause of clothes dryer fires is failing to properly clean the clothes dryer vent. (more…)

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Does My Garbage Disposal Need To Be Repaired?

March 7th, 2017

water draining in a sinkEveryone knows that appliances don’t last forever, but sometimes it can be difficult to know when you need to replace one as opposed to repairing it. Thankfully, a garbage disposal will usually exhibit distinct signs that it needs to be replaced.

If you experience any of the following situations, you may need to repair or replace your kitchen disposal.

Frequent Clogs

If you start to experience clogs, make sure you’re always running water with each use for a minimum of 20 seconds. In addition, be sure to only dispose of food items that are approved by the manufacturer. (more…)

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Natural Cleaning Products to Clean Your Appliances

January 10th, 2017

baking soda can keep your appliances cleanWould you like to reduce the number of harsh chemicals you use in your home? Doing so is inexpensive and simple. Consider these appliance cleaning tips that use safe, natural ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Clean Just About Anything

For a safe and effective all-purpose household cleaner, combine the following ingredients in a spray bottle:
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Clean Your Appliances With an Earth-Friendly Attitude

June 17th, 2016

Sunrise In SpaceAs you walk down the aisle in nearly any grocery store, you’re greeted by high-priced cleaners that have every chemical mixture possible. Although these chemical combinations are effective, they’re not necessarily good for the Earth. Take a close look at some of the ways that you can clean those appliances without relying on chemicals. The Earth and your health will thank you in the end.

Open the Refrigerator’s Door

You may place a baking-soda container in your refrigerator so that odors are neutralized, but it doesn’t scrub the interior walls for you. Grab a spray bottle, and add an equal amount of water and vinegar to it. Shake up the mixture and scrub. Vinegar is very acidic, and it kills off germs and fungus with a very low concentration. Use a soft rag during your scrubbing process in order to protect the refrigerator’s walls from any scratches. (more…)

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Giving Your Dishwasher a Good Cleaning

November 23rd, 2015

Call a Milwaukee Dishwasher Repair Technician if you need dishwasher repair

Call a Milwaukee Dishwasher Repair Technician if you need dishwasher repair

At Thanksgiving and year-round, your dishwasher performs the difficult job of removing grease, food particles and other particulates from cups, plates and bowls. Although a brand new dishwasher seems to force all of those particles out of the appliance, there is always some residual debris that remains behind. Over time, you’ll notice the dishes coming out with spots and food stuck to their surfaces. In these cases, it’s time to give your dishwasher a good cleaning. (more…)

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Cleaning Your Appliances the Environmentally Friendly Way

July 3rd, 2014

image of beautiful mountain landscapeKeeping your appliances clean not only helps them look newer, but it also assists with deterring germs and boosting how efficiently they work. Because of these three facts, it is vital that you take the necessary steps to keeping these important machines cleansed. As you begin your disinfecting, you should follow environmentally safe practices so that your family is not exposed to unsafe toxins.

The first thing that you want to take into consideration while disinfecting your devices is the ingredients that are contained in your cleaning products. Since the solutions often leave residual traces of the chemicals that are contained in them, you want to make sure that they are healthy for your family and nature. To check if your product is eco-friendly, read the labels that are on the packaging. If you see words such as poison, corrosive, flammable, or warning, this is a good sign that it contains ingredients that are not all natural and that can be harmful. However, if you see the words non-toxic or biodegradable, these are good clues that it is safe for the environment. (more…)

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Appliance Tip: Clean Out The Dust

June 16th, 2014

Refrigerator Maintenance Clean Out The Dust

It’s time to clean the dust and dirt behind your refrigerator.refrigerator maintenance

Simple refrigerator maintenance like this is important in avoiding issues in the future. Using a hand held vacuum, remove the dust from the coils underneath or on the backside of the unit. Accumulated dust can cause the motor to overheat and cost $$$ more to run.

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See also “Helpful Tip: Change Your Refrigerator Water Filter

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Appliance Tip: Vinegar is a GREAT natural cleaner

June 9th, 2014

Appliance Tip baking soda with vinegarA great appliance tip is the use of vinegar as a natural fabric softener. This is especially helpful for families with sensitive skin issues. Use 1/2 cup vinegar in the rinse cycle in place of store bought fabric softener. It also has an added benefit of breaking down laundry detergent, and cleaning your washing machine.

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