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We all know well that eventually it will get over 100 degrees and our pools will be used often. Summer will be here! Kids having lots of fun and spending time going from one thing to the next. But for our families to work well we need our appliances to run without problems.  So how can we keep our appliances running great?  We need a plan!

Keep Your Refrigerator door closed when it’s not in use – a open door can overwork the compressor. Refrigerators are more likely to have problems in summer than any other time of the year.

When you take your summer family vacation, never turn your air conditioning off or raise the temperature. This will put your refrigerator in danger of overworking and the compressor shutting down. I hate it when my clients come home to a refrigerator that has completely defrosted and full of food that is no longer any good.

Have your appliances professionally maintained before you leave for vacation – this needs to be done at least once per year. It will protect your appliances and save you money.

Make sure the kids close your doors on your home when they come in or outside.   The heat will over work your air conditioner, ice makers, refrigerators and wine coolers.

Protect you whole home with a whole house surge protector.  All of our homes are hit with an average of 20 surges every single day.  This wears down all of the electronics in our appliances.  It can and will save you serious money and time.  Prevention in your appliance care is just as important as it is in your car.

Use your dishwasher at least once a week.  When you and your family leave for a  prolonged  vacation out of the area, have a friend or family member run the dishwasher once every 7 days. It will prevent leaks and keep it running better.

Check all the pockets of the clothes before they go in the washing machine.  During the summer we are all doing more fun things which mean we can have the strangest items left in our pockets.  Those items can do damage to your washer and dryer.

Make sure someone checks your home out at least once a week.  Get them to run the dishwasher, check the mail and all of your appliances, pool and air conditioning.

Turn off the water at the street before you leave town. This will prevent floods! Keep in mind if you are on a prolonged vacation that the person watching your house will have to turn it back on temporarily to run your dishwasher.

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