Useful Tips to Save You Dollars
We have lots of helpful tips for you. They will save you money by making your appliances last longer and help you with regular maintenance difficulties. Our aim is to suggest simple tasks that will save you money on repair costs.
We will add to this list of useful tips, from time to time, so please check back to see how it has been updated - our aim is to save you money.
Simple checks before you request the service
Simple electric check
Look inside your fuse box to see if the breaker has tripped. Constant tripping of a breaker requires an electrician to check your wiring.
Appliance lids and doors
Check they close properly. Many appliances will fail to operate if the doors and lids are not closed appropriately.
Read the owner’s manual
The manual will clarify that you are using the appliance in the correct manner
Check the troubleshooting tips
Are you using the appliance within its capacity? Too much weight in the dryer and it will fail to operate.
Our tips list
Regular maintenance for your appliances will help them last longer and work efficiently. Check the owner’s manual for any straightforward maintenance that you can carry out.
Issues of potential danger
When an appliance is overflowing or leaking water, turn off the machine immediately and shut off the water supply.
Where there is standing water around your appliance, do not operate it under any circumstances. Turn off the electric supply at the breaker.
Where you can smell gas, do not use your appliances or turn on electrical lighting. A spark from a light switch can ignite gas. Leave your home as quickly as possible and call your gas company or emergency services immediately, but only when away from the gas leak. Where you know how, and it causes you no personal or potential damage, shut off the gas mains.
Find out where the water, gas and electric property shut off values are located.
For a small appliance fire, use the correct fire extinguisher to extinguish the flames. If you are unsure, contact your fire department. Never use water on an appliance fire as this may cause further damage and larger dangers; the fire is likely to grow rapidly.
Should you encounter a large fire, exit your building and call the fire department immediately.
Issues with less or no danger
For your dishwasher, rinse your dishes to remove food scraps before you load them into your appliance, as this will help reduce water blockages.
Check the seals to doors, fridges and other appliances, regularly. Where a seal is broken or deformed, you may have
a heat leak with some appliances,
a failure for a fridge to keep your food cool enough, or
a leak where water can escape.
Replace your filters regularly. Where the manufacturer suggests you can clean a filter, follow their instructions - precisely.
Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dirt from the coils at the back of your refrigerator. You may also have a build-up of dirt around the lowest point at the front of your refrigerator. This can usually be removed with a vacuum cleaner.
Regularly, replace the water filter in your refrigerator by checking the manufacturer’s suggestions in the owner’s manual.
Check hoses around washing machines. Where they may be cracked or damaged, you should replace the hose before leaks occur.
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