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Be Aware of the Signs Your Clothes Dryer Might Need a Repair

July 26th, 2019

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Does your clothes dryer need repaair?

For many people, a clothes dryer is an important part of their laundry routine. When your dryer starts to experience trouble, life at home can become a bit more hectic. Here are signs that it’s time to call an appliance repair specialist.

Clothes Are Too Hot

If your clothes are extremely hot to the touch, this likely indicates a big problem with your dryer. The issue could stem from a few different things. A bad thermostat can cause overheating. You also shouldn’t rule out a defective heating element. Clogged ductwork can also lead to higher than normal temperatures. (more…)

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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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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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Why Your Dryer Might Take Too Long to Dry Clothes

January 11th, 2019

Clothes Dryer with clothes hanging outClothes dryers work pretty simply, so there are only a few reasons why they don’t work right. The biggest problem is that too many people try to fix dryers themselves. Although the reasons for failure are simple, dryer repair takes some skill. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional. It will save you money in the long run and ensure a faster, long-lasting repair.

The Most Common Dryer Problems

The most common reasons that your clothes aren’t getting dry fast enough include these issues: (more…)

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Common Signs It’s Time to Repair Your Clothes Dryer

January 17th, 2018

cat in the dryerMost people never give their dryer a second thought until something goes wrong, but following that path can make the issue worse than needed. Catching maintenance problems and hiring a dryer repair team at the first sign of trouble can save you time and money over the long run. When you learn the things for which you should look, you can stop problems from progressing, and you might even save money on your energy bill. While many things could go wrong with your clothes dryer, some issues are more common than others: (more…)

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Understanding the Dangers of Lint In Your Clothes Dryer

May 2nd, 2017

dryer lintYour clothes dryer performs the miraculous job of fluffing and drying your fabrics in record time. There’s no longer a need to hang the clothes outside, which saves you time. However, your appliance still requires some maintenance on a daily basis. Take a moment to understand the dangers of the clothes dryer when it comes to dryer lint accumulation. Taking a few seconds out of your day to keep it clean can stop a fire from beginning in the first place.

How Lint Gets Trapped

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Simple Tricks to Keep Your Appliances in Good Shape During the Winter

December 15th, 2016

A modern kitchen needs maintenance from a Milwaukee microwave repair professional Looking outside at a cold winter day might encourage you to cuddle up on the couch, but there are household chores calling to you. However, completing any outdoor chore might be impossible right now. As an alternative, concentrate on your indoor appliances. These mechanical workhorses seem to go for months without any maintenance, but it’s critical to pay close attention to your washer, dryer, refrigerator and other appliances during the cold, winter months. Use some of these simple ideas to maintain your appliances and preserve their normal lifespans. Calling a Milwaukee microwave repair professional can go a long way in maintaining all of your appliances. (more…)

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Fall Into Autumn: Prioritize Your Appliance Maintenance Now

October 18th, 2016

A Milwaukee dryer repair professional can repair other appliances tooCool weather in autumn prompts residents to bake comforting food and to enjoy loved ones at home. Fall is also a great time to concentrate on your household appliances. Summer’s fun has passed, and those loyal appliances may be in need of some professional maintenance. Take a deeper look at your basic appliances and their preventative maintenance needs. You want them to run smoothly into winter and beyond.

The Hidden World Behind the Refrigerator

Listen to your refrigerator with a quiet household. It should have a low-level hum that’s barely noticeable. However, a refrigerator that has a loud sound will require some maintenance. A repair professional will pull the refrigerator out from the wall, and he or she will vacuum out the coils as an initial task. Clean coils will only improve the appliance’s heat-transfer process while quieting the humming sound too. Your professional will also examine other core areas on the refrigerator’s rear side. Any water leaks or hose cracks will be noted and repaired before the appliance is pushed back against the wall. (more…)

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Narrowing Down a Trustworthy Appliance Repair Company

July 5th, 2016

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Dishwashers, dryers and other major appliances in your home are expensive investments. You want to keep each one in perfect working order for many years. You might need dryer repair, which requires a professional’s help. Unfortunately, there are a few untrustworthy repair technicians that might create more problems than solving them. When you want to find a trustworthy appliance repair company, follow a few simple steps to locate them. (more…)

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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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