It’s the start of a new year! We’re still in the first week of 2018, and it’s time to evaluate some of your habits. If you find yourself dreading laundry day, then you should figure out why that could be. Luckily, we have some advice for helping your washing machine live longer.
What You Should Know
Your brand new washer will last at least five years. But with timely preventative maintenance, you can make it last much longer than that. Once your washing machine reaches twelve years old, you’ll be amazed how well it still runs. If you want to get the most out of your washer, then there are a few things you’ll want to do. For one, spend plenty of time researching which model will give you the greatest value for however much you can spend. Don’t be afraid to scour product reviews, either online or through more traditional means – maybe even talk to friends and neighbors and find out how they coped with a wonky washing machine. And don’t throw away the owner’s manual! It’ll contain vital troubleshooting tips and answers to questions about how to operate it.
Prevent Hard Water
Any appliance or fixture in your home that needs water can accumulate hard water. Does your dishwasher finish running but you still see smudges and odd looking stains? That could either be detergent residue, or hard water. Hard water can sneak into your washing machine and cause it to fail, as well. You might want to think about installing a water softener, if you haven’t already. By preventing hard water, you can ensure your washing machine exceeds its expected lifespan.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
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