4 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR DISWASHER IN TIP-TOP SHAPE
Dishwashers were an incredible invention for families across the world when they came to fruition in the 20th century. Not only do they save us time scrubbing away stains and other hardened food crusts, they also save us money by using significantly less water than hand-washing dishes. We often don’t think about how helpful and convenient our dishwashers are until something happens to them. As a machine that essentially churns hot water in a house, there are many things that could go wrong and result in mildew and bacteria build-up.
For those interested in keeping their dishwashers in prime condition, here are 4 tips for making it happen:
Keeping your dishwasher sealed is the most important part of ensuring the liquid inside does not tamper with the dry, outside world. Though your dishwasher machine may still be functioning today, your rubber sealing around the door has probably began to wear and tear. Replacing the rubber is an inexpensive solution compared to the floor water damage that will result from a dishwasher leak.
It’s natural for mold to build up in a dishwasher over time. It’s a perfect environment for mold to thrive in: wet, warm, and constantly in use. A super easy fix for getting rid of the mold is to run a cycle of two with just apple cider vinegar. The vinegar will completely kill any mold living inside the machine.
Dishwashers are highly active machines. Though they may have once been installed at a normal level, they could very well have shifted into a slanted position today. Every once in a while, you should take a bubble unit to your dishwasher and check it out. If it’s off kilter, adjust the washer legs until your bubble shows as even length.
Check The Drain
Most home dishwashers include a drain trap in the back of the mechanism. Unfortunately, this mechanism can unhinge and fall into sewage systems easily. When the drain unhinges, foul odors and food backup can create a nasty situation. If the drainage system behind your dishwasher seems unfixable, it’s time to call one of our professionals to come assess the situation. It’s worth it before the entire contraption breaks and floods your kitchen floor!