There are few things in your home more dangerous than a malfunctioning or poorly maintained washing machine or dryer. Washers and dryers are generally very low maintenance appliances, and only require a small amount of attention to function well. Here are just a couple examples of the dangers posed by neglect, and what to do in order to keep your washer and dryer happy:
Something as simple as a hose that ruptures on your washing machine can spill hundreds of gallons of water per hour into your home, potentially causing thousands in damage. Likewise, a poorly maintained dryer with a clogged lint-trap can burst into flames if the vent or ducting becomes clogged. Dryers alone cause upwards of $90 million in damage annually.
Preventing catastrophe like this is as simple as replacing the aging rubber hoses on your washing machine with steel-jacketed units that cannot split or break, as well as trading in your dryer’s plastic ducting for one made of steel or aluminum. Always make sure to clean the lint trap regularly as well.
Doing a little preventative maintenance on your washer and dryer can really go a long way to making sure they provide flawless, safe service for years to come. For just a few dollars at the home improvement store, you can give yourself peace of mind that your washer and dryer are operating safely and efficiently. Buddy’s stocks a wide range of washers and dryers to suit any budget. Give us a call today at 1-866-779-5058 with any questions.