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Home Maintenance Advice

APPLIANCE/SYSTEM

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AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM
  • Check filters every month.
  • Have annual system maintenance service done one month before the air-conditioning season begins.
  • Keep the condensing unit free of debris.
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DISHWASHER
  • Mineral deposits on the heating element can be cleaned with vinegar.
  • Be sure dishes don’t block and damage the spray arm.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • To prevent power outage, be sure there are not too many appliances plugged into one circuit.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL
  • To clean the disposal, push a gull tray of ice cubes through it while running cold water.
  • Always remember to run water during use and for at least two minutes after you finish. This prevents stoppages.
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HEATING SYSTEM
  • Check filters every month.
  • Have annual system maintenance service done one month before the heating season begins.
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MICROWAVE
  • Do not use pans of dishes that are metal or have metallic trim.
  • Only use mild soap and/or baking soda to clean the interior.
  • Abrasive cleaners or scouring pads can damage the lining.
PLUMBING SYSTEM
  • Avoid flushing any paper products down a toilet besides toilet paper.
POOL/SPA
  • Keep a proper water level.
  • Consult your pool and spa company for suggestions about maintaining your particular system.
RANGE/OVEN
  • To avoid damaging the burners, do not use extra-large and heavy cooking pots or pans.
  • If you have a self-cleaning oven, do not use any other method to clean it.
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REFRIGERATOR
  • Clean the interior shelves, shell and gaskets every three months.
  • Once a year, clean the coils on the back or underneath with a vacuum cleaner.
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TRASH COMPACTOR
  • Replace the deodorant supply regularly to prevent odors.
  • Before use, be sure the bag is in the proper position and that the retainer ring and clips are in place.
WASHER/DRYER
  • Clean the lint screen after each load of clothes has been dried and the unit is empty.
  • To adjust the level of your washing machine, turn the legs clockwise to lower them or counterclockwise to raise them.
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