You probably open your refrigerator dozens of times each day to get a cool drink or a snack. Chances are that you don’t think twice about how hard your appliance works for you day in and day out. The truth is that it needs a bit of maintenance if you want it to stay in tip-top shape. How should you be caring for your fridge right now to ensure it lasts for years to come? To learn more about how to keep your appliance running smoothly, this guide can help!
Is your old refrigerator giving you trouble? Many homeowners wonder when it is time to upgrade their fridge versus repairing an older model. There are no hard and fast rules about when to buy a new appliance, but there are some things you should take into consideration. For example, you might want to look at the age of the unit, its energy efficiency, and the warranty. If you are debating about getting a new refrigerator, here are a few things you might want to consider first:
Age of the UnitAt some point, you have to decide whether your refrigerator is going to nickel and dime you in repair costs. The age of the unit can be a huge factor in whether it is time to repair it or upgrade to a new appliance. The average refrigerator can last anywhere from ten to
If your dishwasher hasn’t been working, chances are you are very much looking forward to the day your new appliance gets delivered. You’re tired of washing those dishes by hand and you’re ready to let your new dishwasher carry the load. How can you best ready your home for the installation of your new dishwasher? Be prepared before the delivery shows up on your doorstep. Here are four expert tips to make sure your installation goes as smoothly as possible:
Check the DimensionsBefore you spend money on a new appliance, you need to make sure you are purchasing the appropriate size. Measure the size of the designated space or the size of your current dishwasher to find out if your new one will fit. There’s nothing worse than having the delivery people show up to install it only to find out that
You’ve wandered into the kitchen for a late-night snack, but when you open the fridge, all you see is darkness. How are you supposed to fix your snack craving when you can’t see what’s inside? You’ll need to fix the broken light bulb first. It may not seem important, but the bulb in your refrigerator comes in handy each time you open your fridge. Without it, you’ll be left in the dark! We’ve listed a few common causes behind this issue:
The Bulb has Burned OutIn most cases, you simply need to change the light bulb. If you look closely at the bulb, you might be able to see a broken filament in the centre. We change the bulbs in our fridges far less frequently than the ones in our bedrooms or bathrooms. Since they only turn on when the
Stainless steel appliances add a clean, modern look to any kitchen, garage, or rec room. But if they’re covered by a layer of rust, they’ll look like they belong in the garbage. Seeing rust in your home can be upsetting, and if the rust isn’t treated, it will only get worse and spread throughout the appliance. But removing rust poses its own challenges—how do you get rid of it without scratching the surface? Is there a safe way to remove rust without causing more damage? Here are a few tips you can use to restore the appearance of your appliance:
What Causes Rust?Rust is a result of corrosion; it forms when metal is exposed to moisture and oxygen. This process is sometimes referred to as oxidation. You’ll often see rust on car parts, old plumbing pipes, and (unfortunately) your
After washing a load of laundry, you expect to open the lid and find semi-dry fabrics. But what if you’re greeted by a soapy soup of soaked clothes and sudsy water? Soggy clothes pose several problems, like:
- Damaged fabric. No matter how many spin cycles you do, your clothes still come out soaking wet. All that friction can damage delicate fabrics like hand-knitted or silk items. When certain fabrics are left to sit in a drum of water, the moisture may damage them.
- A funky smell. What’s worse than going to all the trouble of washing your clothes, only to have them smell worse than when you started? It’s a bit frustrating, to say the least. You can’t achieve that laundry-fresh scent if your washing machine isn’t working.
We regularly clean our cars, our ovens, and our fridges—but what about our washing machines? Many people mistakenly believe that these appliances clean themselves each cycle, but unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Everyone knows that mould and mildew thrive in warm, humid places. These qualities happen to describe the inside of most washing machines. Without a cleaning regime, you could have a mould problem on your hands in no time! Are your clothes really being cleaned if they’re in direct contact with mildew? Here’s why you should clean your washing machine:
Cleaning Your Washing MachineIf you look it up online, you’ll find any number of homemade concoctions designed to clean machines. But if you take the DIY route, be careful: mould exposure can cause negative health effects, especially for those who have allergies
WINNIPEG, Canada - Mike’s Quality Appliance Services, a locally owned and operated company based in Winnipeg, Canada, is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a much sought-after Three Best Rated certificate for 2021. As a recipient of this award, the company is now authorized to put the Three Best Rated certificate logo on their website. They have also had three best-rated excellence certificates in the last 3 years (2019, 2020, 2021). To receive a Three Best Rated certificate, the team at www.threebestrated.ca handpick the best businesses using their 50-point inspection. It includes everything from reviews, business reputation, cost, satisfaction, to general excellence. The fact that the award is totally independent and based on a wide range of factors ensures that anyone looking to get their home appliances serviced can book Mike and his team with complete confidence. “Everyone at
It can be pretty disappointing to plan a gourmet dinner, only to find that your chicken breasts froze on the top shelf of your fridge. Or, they’re so warm that you worry they aren’t safe to eat at all. Suddenly, you’re reaching for your phone and dialing a restaurant for takeout. But let’s get back to our initial question: what temperature should you set your fridge at? According to the FDA, you should keep the refrigerator at 4°C (or 40°F) or slightly colder. Lower temperatures restrict the growth of bacteria, which prevent you from getting food poisoning. Be sure to check your thermostat every so often to make sure your fridge is at the right temperature. It’s best to err on the side of being too cold rather than too warm.
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Where would we be without our laundry machines? We rely on them to clean our clothes, bedsheets, and even our face masks. An appliance like this gets a lot of usage in a week. It’s no wonder why, over time, your dryer vent can become plugged up with lint. However, this is more dangerous than it might sound. Have you ever heard the horror stories about what happens when dryer vents get dirty? They aren’t pretty—when lint gets trapped in your dryer vent, it can start a devastating fire. Lint is highly flammable; when the heat of your dryer mixes with a buildup of lint, it’s a recipe for a house fire. If you notice any of the signs below, then it’s time to get your dryer vent cleaned: