Tips to avoid costly appliance repairs

A-1 Active Appliance Repair in Cambridge has factory-trained technicians available for emergency appliance repairs round the clock, seven days a week. They make their living by being the best appliance repair service throughout Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford, Milton, Georgetown, Acton, Dundas and Ancaster. However, they want you to know there are some tips for appliance use that can help you avoid having to call a repair company.

Take your dryer for example. In a high-use household, a dryer’s lint trap can develop a huge buildup. Lint can also build up inside the vertical duct work, where moisture-saturated air and lint travel from your dryer during its cycle. This clogging can result in longer drying times, a reduction in your dryer’s heat levels and, in some cases, mechanical failure. A simple maintenance tip is to regularly clean your lint trap as well as vacuum your dryer and its duct system to keep it clean. Another simple thing to do to extend the life of both your washer and dryer is to avoid slamming the lids or doors. Both appliances use a safety switch to sense when the lid or door is closed. Through prolonged use and door slamming, the switches can often break. Treating your washer/dryer combo with gentle respect is a good way to avoid costly repairs.

A-1 Active Appliance Repairs offers this tip to people who use dishwashers. Every dishwasher unit contains a “float switch,” which controls the amount of water flowing into the appliance. The float is located inside the dishwasher at the bottom of the unit. When water pours in, the float rises and shuts off when it reaches its highest point. If the float is jammed with utensils or debris, it may not allow water to flow into your dishwasher, and nothing will happen when you turn it on. Regularly checking your float switch is a simple bit of dishwasher maintenance.

A-1 Active Appliance Repair has 25 years of experience in all makes and models of appliance repairs. Trust them for round-the-clock service, seven days a week. For service in Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas, call 519-267-4053.