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Five Tips For Improving Dishwasher Performance

Alpha Plumbing Dishwasher Install

Enhance your dishwasher with these ideas.

You might be surprised, but you can use a few plumbing tricks to improve your dishwasher’s performance. Continue reading to find out how to get the most out of your dishwasher’s efficiency and performance.

Use The Correct Detergent For Your Dishwasher 

According to the experts, tablets work very well with dishwashers. However, it can vary from dishwasher to dishwasher, so if you have questions, you can always refer you your manual for instructions on which type of detergent works best with your dishwasher.

Fill Your Rinse And Reservoir 

Rinse aid is essential since it prevents water from beading up and leaving marks on your dishes. It also aids in the drying process. Any form of rinse aid will do the trick.

Rinse Your Dishes Before Loading Your Dishwasher 

Scrape off the larger food chunks and residue before putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Dishwasher tablets contain an enzyme that will biologically react with the food on your plates.

Run Hot Water In Your Sink First

Many dishwashers can heat water, but it might take an entire cycle. Some newer models of dishwashers have a guaranteed water temperature and will not start counting down the wash cycle until the temperature is fully reached. 

Separate Your Silverware

Place all of your silverware in the dishwasher in an organized way. Mix up your utensils’ location to ensure enough space between them to clean thoroughly. Many dishwashers come with a component where you can place utensils. Having issues with your dishwasher, or you’re in search of dishwasher installation services contact Alpha Plumbing today.


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 own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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