Dishwashers are one of the best additions to kitchens. They make the chore of cleaning dishes easy and decrease your time spent cleaning in your home. However, like garbage disposals, these systems need care and conscientious use in order to last for many many years. If they are not used properly, they can easily break down and require service. We have compiled a few tips that will help you run this system efficiently and allow it to provide quality service!
Tips To Improve Your Dishwasher’s Efficiency
Tip #1 Scrape off Your Plates
There is some debate among people on whether you should wash your plates or not before loading into the dishwasher. When it comes down to it, all that is really needed is to scrape off excess food particles from your plate before loading it up. This prevents food particles from clogging up your system and allows it to run and clean efficiently.
Tip #2 Load the Dishwasher Correctly
When loading your dishwasher, be careful to not overfill it. You want to create some space between the dishes, allowing the water and detergent to get to the food stained areas and really clean your system. Try to break up one big load into two smaller loads. While you may think loading all of the plates will save water and be more efficient, it actually is the exact opposite.
Tip #3 Clean the Dishwasher
Your dishwasher, like your laundry machine, requires a bit of care every so often. Like your laundry machine, it has a lint catcher of sorts, known as the dishwasher trap. This catches food particles and things that could easily clog your system to prevent them from damaging it. Dump this regularly to ensure the system runs at its best and food particles don’t begin to smell. Also, take the time to wipe down the seals to ensure they stay at their best.
Tip #4 Run Your Sink Before Your Dishwasher
Finally, before you set your dishwasher to start cleaning, start up the hot water faucet on your nearby sink. Wait until the water is hot and then you can turn on your system. This will ensure that your system is using hot water from its first run, cleaning your plates better.
Is your dishwasher causing issues for your home? Freedom Flow Plumbing and Heating Services provides service for your system in Clifton Township and Scranton, PA. Call us today at (570) 903-3199!