Clean Away the Dust

August 5, 2019
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One of the most common issues your appliance can encounter is build up of dust and debris. Often our large appliances, such as fridges, ovens, washers, and dryers are pressed against the wall in hard to reach places. As such, dust and debris can gather behind the appliance.

Over time your appliance will suck-up the dust, dirt, and grime, causing a decrease in efficiency. Eventually the wear may cause the appliance to break down. If you reach this point, give us a call! Our fully-equipped van can complete house-calls to service and revive appliances when possible, completing Calgary appliance repairs every single day.

Luckily, a small bit of cleaning can go a long way. By unplugging your appliance, pulling it away from from the wall, and cleaning it, you can extend its life. Take a can of compressed air and blow any debris loose from the motor, being careful not to shake loose any important parts.

Then take a vacuum and suck up any dirt in the area around the appliance as well as on the outside of the appliance. Finally, take a damp cloth and wipe down the exterior to remove any grime and build-up. For instance, ovens can be coated in splattered oil and cooking grease caked onto the back of the appliance (we’ve all tried to make a stir-fry and had the sauce wind up anywhere but in the food). Gently wipe down the metal, being careful to avoid any sharp pieces.

Move the appliance back, plug it back in, and you’re good to go! Be sure to regularly go through this process every two or three weeks to prevent excessive build-up.

If the dust build-up is too great, is inside your appliance, or your appliance is experiencing issues unrelated to dirt, call us! Our expert team completes repairs all around Calgary and the surrounding area. When the issue is greater than a bit of dust build-up, we can save the day.