According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked each year by clothes dryers or washing machines. Fires caused by clothes dryers or washing machines result in approximately 51 civilian deaths, 380 civilian injuries and $236 million in direct property damage. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow [...]
Clean the dishwasher at least four times per year with a dishwashing cleansing product, or vinegar. Vinegar will break down the minerals, and remove the buildup on the walls of the dishwasher.
If you notice heavy scale and mineral deposits and have never cleaned your dishwasher, you may want to use a more powerful product than vinegar the first time. Just make sure the product is safe for [...]
Keep anything too hard out of the disposal. The shredder will dull and become less efficient. Small hard objects can also get stuck and jam the rotating parts. Each garbage disposal has its own capacity for hard objects. The more expensive models of the same brand tend to have higher hardness capacities. The instruction manual usually specifies a list of objects to avoid. You can also gain [...]