Washer and Dryer Tips

Although we may not always think of it, our laundry room is one of the most beneficial rooms in our home. Dirty clothes, dirty bedding, dirty towels; whatever it may be, our home’s laundry room is always there to make sure we are all staying clean and healthy. However, for your washer and dryer to operate to their fullest potential, it’s required that homeowners are regularly maintaining these appliances. Just like every other appliance, wear and tear happens, but with regular maintenance, you will find that your systems will last longer and work more efficiently. 

Here are some laundry room maintenance tips for your home’s washer and dryer!

Washing Machine Tips

  • One of the easiest and most important things to do when doing laundry is to make sure you are taking wet clothes out of your washer as quickly as possible. When you leave wet clothes, towels, bedding, etc., bad odors, as well as mold and mildew, will buildup, ultimately making your washing machine dirty and smelly. 

  • All homeowners should be keeping an eye on the hoses connected to their washer. If you notice that your washing machine hoses are cracking, bulging, fraying or leaking, it’s a good indicator that they need to be replaced. 

  • Do not overload your washing machine. When you put too much laundry in your washer, you are risking damaging your clothes as well as your machine. This can also lead to your washer becoming off balanced. 

  • . Homeowners should try to run their washer two to three times a year without any clothes, and on the hottest cycle possible. This will help clean dirt and mildew that is inside your machine and your pipes. 

  • Lastly, it’s very important that your washing machine is on a level surface and well balanced. When your machine is off balanced, it creates a strain on different parts during the spin cycle. 

Dryer Tips

  • The best and easiest thing you can do to keep your dryer running efficiently is by regularly cleaning the lint filter. All homeowners should try to clean it out before each load. 

  • All homeowners should try to clean the venting duct at least once a year. This will help your dryer run more efficiently and make sure there are no clogs. If you aren’t comfortable with doing this yourself, you can always call a ServiceOne professional! 

  • Just like your washer, you should try to avoid overloading your dryer. Putting in loads that are too big will make your dyer overwork, making it prone to damages or failure. 

  • Lastly, it’s important to keep your dryer balanced. Just like your washing machine, your dryer should be set on a level surface to ensure it’s not getting damaged. 

Our team at ServiceOne are experts when it comes to appliances. Our professionals can install and repair just about anything from your kitchen to your laundry room. Give us a call today! 

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