Appliance Repair Myths

Appliance Myths That We All Believe Are True

At some point, many people will come to understand they have been following bad advice. In many cases, it is an innocuous, silly practice like adding salt to the water to make it boil faster. However, in other cases, our hand-me-down appliance myths will result in premature wear or even appliance repair. We at Reasonable Appliance Repair are here to set the facts straight about the top 2 myths about your home appliances.

Myth #1: You must rinse your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher

It might come as somewhat of a surprise to you that giving your dishes a quick rinse before you put them in the dishwasher does not help them at all. And, in some cases, can result in less clean dishes.

Most dishwasher detergents are designed to cling to food particles. So it stands to sense that without something to cling to, the detergent will not work as well, and can result in less clean dishes. Also, most of the newer dishwashers come with built-in sensors that pick up how much dirt there is in the water. If they sense less dirt, the cycle does not last as long and the dishes will not come out as clean.

Myth #3: Less use leads to a longer life

It may seem at first to make more sense than using your appliances less often can extend their lifespan. After all, less use leads to less wear and tear, and the result being the appliance lasts longer before it needs repairs. WRONG. Your home appliances are specifically designed to be used, and if they are not, they are worse off.

Many appliances, such as the aforementioned dishwasher, come with seals that are made to work in damp conditions. If you don’t run it for several weeks the seals do start to crack and decay. Other appliances like your garbage disposal depend on water being run through it to provide lubrication. Failure to do this will result in the moving parts binding and can lead to premature wear and tear.

For information about the appliance repair services we can provide, please do not hesitate to dial this number (210) 387-2582 now, we are based in the San Antonio, TX area.

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