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Ways to Improve Your Dishwasher Performance

The Best Ways to Improve Your Dishwasher’s Efficiency and Performance

Can you tell if your dishwasher is ready to take on a load of dirty dishes? If not, there are a couple of plumbing tips to help get your dishwasher working even better. You might find that it isn’t working as well as it used. You could be wondering why its performance is slowing down. The truth is that dishwashers are always evolving, and we need to know how to adjust them. Read on to learn how to get the very most out of your dishwasher’s efficiency and performance.

Use the Correct Detergent in Your Dishwasher

Manufacturers have tried every kind of detergent available and found that tablets work very well. However, it can vary from dishwasher to dishwasher, so if you have questions, ask our team of plumbers.

Make Sure that Your Rinse Aid Reservoir is Filled Up

Rinse aid is very crucial since it causes the water to sheet over your dishes instead of beading up and causing spots. It also helps them dry up better. Any type of rinse aid will work perfectly fine.

Don’t Rinse Off Your Dishes Before Loading Them In the Dishwasher

Simply scrape off the larger chunks of food and toss them in. The white powder in your finish detergent tablet is an enzyme that will biologically react with the food that is on your plates. If there isn’t any food, the powder will become a chalky type of film that sticks to your dishes.

Run Hot Water in Your Sink Before You Start Your Dishwasher

A lot of dishwashers have the ability to heat up water, but they might take an entire cycle to do it. Some newer models of dishwashers have a guaranteed water temperature and will not start counting down the cycle until the temperature is fully reached.

Separate Your Silverware before Placing Inside Your Dishwasher

Be very strategic about the way you place all of your silverware in your dishwasher. For example, if you put two spoons up next to each other, the sprayers might not reach the space between them. Mix up the spoons and forks’ placement to ensure that there is enough space between them to be cleaned thoroughly.


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.

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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