You’d be surprised by how often your Wellington plumber gets the call to rescue a family from their rogue appliances! Although modern appliances are improving all the time, a faulty appliance is rarely a cheap fix and – all too often – the cause of indoor floods!
Regular servicing and some common sense will ensure your washing machine and dishwasher stay spinning so you can save on unnecessary repair costs.
Managing a happy washing machine
Your washing machine has a rather ironic arch nemesis: water. Most kiwi cities are fed mineral-rich water, so you’ll quite often get a compromising buildup of calcium in your washing machine which can cause the inlets and outlets of your machine to clog.
To avoid this issue: occasionally run your washing machine with no clothes or powder inside it, just water. This will give the works a good rinse-out. Alternatively you could try a powerful home-remedy using a few cups of white vinegar and the hottest cycle in your arsenal.
Pro tip: never leave clothes in your machine – especially in the summer – for too long, as their humidity is going to be harmful for both your machine, and you! Humid clothes are a breeding ground for nasty bacteria.
Sudden floodin’? We can help!
Washing machines get pretty excited during their spin cycle, and sometimes their plumbing can come undone. If your machine is leaking or flooding, grab that phone and give the team at Maxey Plumbing Wellington a call! We handle washing machine plumbing emergencies efficiently and cleanly.
Stand by later this month for the second installment in this blog series: dishwashers!