Appliance Maintenance Checklist for Residents in Naples and Ft Myers, FL
By simply maintaining your appliances, you can extend their lifespan and avoid costly repairs. If you ever do find yourself needing appliance repairs and you are from the Naples and Ft. Myers, FL area, reach out to us at Diamond Appliance Repair.
Check hoses for damage
Any water using appliances are hooked up to the plumbing system with hoses, which are unfortunately likely to crack overtime. You should periodically check the hoses attached to your dishwasher and washing machine for any signs of damage or poor condition. The easiest indication of a cracked hose is a musty smell around your kitchen sink or laundry room from water leakage. You can find replacements at your local hardware store and contact Diamond Appliance Repair to help you install it.
Deodorize your dishwasher
It is a good idea to clean your dishwasher periodically to break through the build up of grime and grease. People often do not realize, but your water may not be hot enough to do a thorough job cleaning your dishes if other water using appliances are running during the load or simply because your water heater is inefficient or small. You can purchase deodorizing products or achieve the same effect by placing a dishwasher safe bowl filled with two cups of white vinegar in one of the racks and running a hot cycle.
Clean your dishwasher drain basket
The drain basket is located at the bottom of the dishwasher and catches large pieces of food debris, sometimes causing the appliance to smell. Check the drain basket once a month to empty and clean it. Before rinsing in hot water and vinegar, use an old toothbrush to clean the mesh.
Clean your garbage disposal
Leftover pieces of food debris can linger and produce foul odors in your garbage disposal. Cleaning your garbage disposal can take away the smells and also keep it running smoothly. An at-home solution is pouring a cup of baking soda into the drain followed by a cup of white vinegar. Allow it to sit and bubble for two minutes before washing it down with hot water. Shortly after, run cold water and put a cup of ice down the drain to remove any remaining particles that may be stuck on the blades.
If you live in Naples, Estero or Ft. Myers, and need professional assistance for detailed cleaning or repair of your appliances, call Diamond Appliance Repair – your independent, family-owned appliance repair shop, at 239-687-6999. We’re here to help!