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When it comes to big investments in your home, appliances come in at the top of the list. Regardless of if it is a refrigerator or a washing machine or something smaller like a microwave, it’s important to invest in ongoing maintenance to ensure your appliances remain in good condition and to make sure they last. To keep your appliances safe and working properly, use the tips found here.

Avoid Pulling from the Wire

If you find that you need to unplug one of your appliances, regardless of if it is small or big, make sure you do not pull on the cord. Instead, grab the actual plug. If you pull on the cord, it can result in the wires becoming loose within the cord, which over time, can lead to an electrical hazard.

If this issue does arise, it’s a good idea to call an electrician to fix the cord before you plug it back in. If you try to use it again, without investing in this repair, it may cause a shock, electrical fire, or another problem.

Avoid Moisture

As you know, water and electricity don’t mix. As a result, you need to take steps to ensure moisture doesn’t affect your home appliances. If water or moisture does come into contact with your appliances, it may result in shock or damage the appliance.

Also consider if there is too much humidity in your home, the excessive moisture that’s in the air may damage the appliance, too. In situations like this, it is a good idea to install a dehumidifier to regulate the moisture levels in your home.

Clean Your Appliances

To ensure function and safety, you should keep your appliances clean at all time. This includes, but is not limited to, removing the lint from your dryer vent and lint trap, cleaning your refrigerator’s door seal and vent, and cleaning your microwave or oven.

If you fail to clean your appliances, the food debris, oil, grease, and other debris may cause a fire or another problem when you try to operate the appliance.

Invest in Inspections and Repairs to Keep Appliances Safe

Even if you properly care for and maintain your appliances, they aren’t going to last forever. At some point, they may malfunction and need repairs. When this happens, it’s a good idea to call the professionals to help with these problems. If you attempt to use the appliance if it isn’t working properly, it can cause an electric shock or even an electrical fire.

When it comes to your appliances, making sure you take care of them is the best way to ensure they last and that no serious or dangerous issues arise. Be sure to keep the information here to keep your appliances safe and contact Tann Electric if an issue occurs.