Save Thousands on Home Repairs: Easy Appliance Maintenance Tips You Need

April 4, 2024

Keeping your home appliances in top shape is essential for preventing unexpected breakdowns and expensive repairs. According to our recent study, homeowners are spending an average of nearly $10,000 every year on upkeep, repairs, and maintenance.

With a few simple maintenance tasks, you can keep your appliances running smoothly for years. Here are some easy tips from our expert handyman team to help you maintain your home's key appliances:

  1. Clean Refrigerator Coils: Dust and debris can accumulate on the coils behind or underneath your refrigerator, making it work harder. Regularly clean the coils to improve efficiency and prevent breakdowns.
    1. Potential savings: Up to $12,000 in repair costs.
  2. Inspect Washing Machine Hoses: Check hoses for wear, cracks, or leaks. Replace damaged hoses to prevent water damage and costly repairs from floods.
    1. Potential savings: Up to $5,000 in repair costs.
  3. Clean Dryer Vents: Lint buildup in dryer vents reduces efficiency and poses a fire hazard. Clean the lint trap after each use and regularly inspect vents for blockages.
    1. Potential Savings: Up to $1,200 in repair costs.
  4. Flush Water Heater: Sediment buildup in water heaters leads to reduced efficiency and corrosion. Flushing annually removes sediment and prolongs appliance lifespan.
    1. Potential Savings: Up to $3,000 in repair costs.
  5. Clean Oven: Buildup of food debris and grease can lead to clogged burners or heating elements, malfunctioning thermostats, and even electrical issues. Regularly clean the oven interior, including the racks, walls, and bottom, to remove any food residue. Plus, check that the oven door seals are intact to prevent heat loss and maintain proper cooking temperatures.
    1. Potential repair savings: Up to $1,600 in repair costs.

By following these simple maintenance tips, you can save money, time, and stress in the long run. Remember, a little bit of maintenance now can prevent a lot of headaches later on.

Ready to avoid costly repairs? Schedule a free walk-thru consultation with your assigned handyman to assess your home's maintenance needs and see how you can keep your appliances running smoothly.

Disclaimer: The potential savings mentioned in this article are based on our research. Actual savings may vary depending on individual circumstances and the extent of appliance maintenance performed.

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