How to Extend the Lifespan of Washer and Dryer

110 1113tm vector2 997Washers and dryers can be very expensive, so maintaining yours and extending their lifespans is a financial benefit.  Here are some top maintenance practices that you can use to extend lifespan of your washer and dryer.

Check the Moisture Sensor:

Ever wondered how dryers automatically switch off when clothes are done? Technological advancements have led to development of sensitive moisture sensors that determine moisture content in the dryer when drying clothes. To save on electricity, it is recommended to check the sensor to be sure that it’s working properly. Otherwise, it will consume a lot of energy unnecessarily by continuing to run even after clothes are dry.

Resist Overfilling:

It is important not to overfilling your washer or dryer. When you overfill your washer your clothes don’t get clean. And if you overfill your dryer it takes longer for dryer to dry a load of clothes, wasting time and energy. Both of these can unnecessarily wear on your machines.

Keep All Surfaces Clean:

Just like other appliances in the house, accumulation of dust and other forms of debris on internal parts of washers and dryers can negatively affect its lifespan. Make sure to clean out dryer lint catching vent after every load to avoid fire hazards. Clean the detergent dispensers and internals of your washer at least once a month to avoid soap scum and grime build-up.

Finally, consider investing a power surge as most internal parts such as fuses and capacitors can be compromised by electrical disruptions and surges. And if you would like assistance with your housekeeping tasks, then do not hesitate to contact The Maids of Dallas, in Texas.