Appliance Care Tips When You’re on Vacation

If you are planning to get out of town for a few days, you’ve probably checked and double-checked your preparation list. You’ve bought everything you’ll need for the trip, and you already know what you’re going to pack. But you might be overlooking appliances, like your refrigerator and dishwasher. Taking a little time to check those appliances before you leave could help you avoid a mess when you get back home.

Refrigerator

Check to make sure you don’t have a lot of perishable food that will expire while you’re gone. This will be especially important if you’re planning to leave for a week or more. The last thing you’ll want to see when you get back is a bunch of moldy food in your fridge.
At the same time, though, you don’t want your refrigerator to be empty. It will have a hard time maintaining it’s temperature if there’s nothing inside. Get about four or five one-gallon jugs of water and keep them in the refrigerator while you’re gone. When you get back, just use those jugs for your drinking water.

Dishwasher

After you run the last cycle before you leave, keep the door slightly open. This will ensure that no moisture gets trapped inside the unit while you’re gone, potentially causing mold. Also, check the hoses to make sure they’re in good shape before you go. You don’t want to take a chance on a hose leaking and soaking your kitchen floor.
The experts with Appliance Home Repair will be ready if you ever have any issues with your appliances. Contact us online or call 281-656-8428 to schedule an appointment.