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New Home? Make Sure to Check the Appliances

What to look for when you check the appliances in your new home

When moving into a new home it is essential to check the appliances to ensure they work properly before you start relying on them or trusting them with your safety.

Here’s what to look for when inspecting the appliances:

  • Refrigerator: Check that the fridge and freezer are cooling properly, there is no rust or mold, and that the seals and gaskets are in good condition.
  • Dishwasher: Make sure the door opens correctly without dropping to the ground immediately and check for rust or corrosion. You should also do a test cycle to see how well it cleans, dries, and that it doesn’t leak.
  • Oven & Stove: Whether your cooking system uses gas or electricity, make sure that all of your burners buttons and knobs work. Also, check the seals of the oven and make sure it heats up accordingly.
  • Washer & Dryer: Doing a test run is the best way to test a washer and dryer. It would also be a smart idea to check excess of lint in the machine and the last time the vents were inspected.
  • Gas Appliances: There are several appliances that can run on natural gas, as well as fireplaces and water heaters. Find out where the main valve is and which appliances use it, so you can check that there are no leaks. If you smell raw eggs, hear hissing or get light-headed or headaches get out and turn off the main. You will need to call your utility company and or a plumber to get the problem fixed before you turn anything on.

If after testing your appliances you have repair concerns, or if you would like to have them professionally checked out, give Sarah’s Appliance Repair a call and we’ll make sure that your appliances are safe and in good working order.

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