Simple Caring Tips for Your Dishwasher, Part 1

July 31, 2017

Imagine you didn’t have that invaluable appliance that not only keeps kitchen counters free of clutter but also saves money, water, and your time. Without the dishwasher, washing the dishes daily is truly a dreadful chore. The dishwasher washes the dishes in virtually no time and without the hassle.

However, over time, you may notice that your dishwasher has lost some of its cleaning efficiency. You’ll be surprised to open the dishwasher and find not so clean dishes, which you’ll have to hand-wash afterward. You may smell an odor due to mold or food residue. Fortunately, with correct usage and proper maintenance, you can avoid the majority of dishwasher hitches.

Our emergency plumbing Huntington Beach experts have prepared several tips to help you keep your dishwasher in shape and even up its performance.

Daily routine

Scrape food off. While you don’t need to rinse the dishes before loading the dishwasher, you certainly should scrape the food off the plates. Remove the big chunks of food with a rubber food scraper. This way, you’ll increase the service life and efficiency of the dishwasher, as well as prevent possible clogs.

Don’t overload. Eager to get as many clean dishes as you can with only one cycle, you may be tempted to place one too many plate or bowl in the dishwasher. Do not do it. Overloading your dishwasher can reduce its efficiency so you may end up with less than clean dishes. Keep in mind that large bowls, cookie sheets and other big pieces tend to block the spray of water and interfere with the water flow meant to clean all the dishes.

Make sure your dishwasher is level. To function properly, a dishwasher needs to sit evenly on the floor. Otherwise, it will vibrate excessively and make a lot of noise. To ensure its efficiency and prevent leaks, check if your dishwasher is level. Place a bubble level in the dishwasher and then, if needed, adjust the legs or add a wedge until the appliance is properly leveled.

Weekly routine

Clean the dishwasher seals. Dishwashers have seals around the door rim to prevent leaks while the appliance is operating. Over time, food and dirt get between the seals and the machine, which can cause the seals to deteriorate faster. This will make your dishwasher leak. To avoid the deterioration and grime buildup, regularly clean the door and rubber seals.

If the rubber gasket cracks, water will leak onto your floor or cabinets. In this case, call your dishwasher manufacturer and have it replaced, or just contact an emergency plumbing Huntington Beach professional or your local plumber for repairs.

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