Keeping Your Appliances Safe

If there’s one thing that all homeowners know don’t come cheap, it’s appliances. Whether you’re investing in a new fridge or washing machine or you’ve had the same dishwasher and microwave for the past few years, you want to make sure that your appliances are in good condition so you can make them last.

In order to keep your appliances safe, here are a few tips you should follow. 

Never Pull from the Wire

If you find yourself needing to unplug an appliance, a large or small one, never pull the wire from the wall. Always grab the plug itself. Pulling on the wire can cause it to become frayed or a shock to come from the wall socket.  If the wire does become frayed, it can be dangerous to use in the future or cause your appliance to no longer be able to receive power.

Keep Moisture Away

Everyone knows that electricity and water don’t mix. It’s important to keep any potential moisture away from your appliances, less they damage the unit or produce a dangerous shock. This doesn’t just mean liquid water either; if your home is too humid, the moisture in the air can damage the appliances as well. In cases like these, it’s important to have a dehumidifier to regulate your home’s moisture levels.

Clean Your Appliances

For both safety and functioning purposes, you need to keep your appliances clean. This means getting the lint out of your dryer vents, cleaning the gaskets on your fridge and washing machine, and wiping down any messes in your oven or microwave.

You can’t use your appliances if your home’s electric isn’t up to snuff. For all your electrical needs in Suffolk County, give the experts at TFC Electric a call today!

August 19, 2019