Now that winter is officially upon us, there are specific seasonal plumbing and electricity issues that can effect the proper functioning of your appliances. Nothing is more frustrating than a broken refrigerator or dishwasher right before a big holiday meal, or a broken washing machine when you have a full load of wintertime laundry. Here are a few tips for making sure that your appliances are winter-ready from the experts at ODAR Appliance Repair in Toronto.
Insulate Your Plumbing
One of the most common household problems during the winter is frozen pipes. When the water inside of your pipes starts to freeze, water flow is blocked through your plumbing system and the excess amount of pressure on your pipes can cause them to burst. Frozen pipes can prevent your washing machine and dishwasher from functioning, and can wreak serious havoc on your household if left untreated. The best way to prevent this wintertime plumbing disaster is to make sure your pipes are properly insulated. Maintain a certain baseline temperature through your home and have your pipes professionally wrapped and insulated to stop them from freezing and disrupting the efficiency of your appliances.
Invest in Preventative Maintenance
The best way to avoid any appliance issues this winter is to have your appliances professional inspected and updated for the season. A professional appliance repair technician can detect any issues and fix them efficiently to prevent any breakdowns in the future. An appliance repair technician can inspect the plumbing connections in your dishwasher and washing machine, as well as inspect the heating elements in your oven to ensure they work smoothly all winter long.
At On Demand Appliance Repair, we are committed to customer satisfaction and high quality maintenance and repair services. For more information about our wintertime preventative maintenance services for your appliances, contact us today at On Demand Appliance Repair.