Out of all the appliances in your kitchen, the refrigerator/freezer would probably bring the most grief if it had suddenly gone kaput. A close contender would be the dishwasher. After just one mealtime, the sink would be full and need to be emptied. The convenience your dishwasher provides you in your day would be something you might just be forced to admit you might take for granted.
The following tips are meant for you to be able to follow to extend the life and increase the effectiveness of your dishwasher:
- Periodically remove the spray arm nozzles and soak them in warm, soapy water.
- A dishwasher that was improperly installed or is sitting on an uneven surface can cause drainage issues with will not only result in a poor performance, but can cause damage to the surrounding structure of the kitchen.
- Regularly cleaning your dishwasher will prevent mold and mildew. You can run a two cups of vinegar through on the heaviest setting to get rid of any bacteria.
- Replacing any rubber gasket that connects the dishwasher to the plumbing that has become damaged. A damages gasket can cause water to leak and stop working altogether. This can cause some serious damage to the cabinets around the unit.
- Remove the food catch or little screen typically found at the bottom of your dishwasher. If left unchecked, the flow of water will become clogged and can begin to produce foul odors.
Taking good care of your dishwasher will ensure it has a longer life, thus in turn providing your family with the convenience in the kitchen that can allow for more time with family and tasks that need to get done. If your dishwasher stops working or is presenting with large leaks that are cause for alarm, call your local plumbing authorities, like Jack Ward & Sons for assistance, at (615)-227-2811.