Take the time: Home maintenance is key to avoiding repairs

by | Apr 6, 2023 | Home and Living

We rely on our household appliances to get the job done. From washing and drying multiple loads of laundry a week, to keeping our dishes sparkling clean, our appliances have their work cut out for them. That’s why it’s important to keep the following in mind:

Pay attention to the details and be proactive
Is your dishwasher leaving behind food stains? Does your washing machine make a faint rattling sound? Are your frozen foods a little softer than usual? Pay attention to the performance of your home appliances to get ahead of any issues. Proper maintenance now may help eliminate larger repairs in the future.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
Every appliance requires regular maintenance – the frequency, type of maintenance and how to complete it are outlined in the manufacturer’s instruction manual. You may be surprised to learn that even your washer and dishwasher need to be cleaned regularly. Helpful tip: If you’ve misplaced your instruction manual, you can usually find it online on the manufacturer’s website.

Look for built-in reminders to help keep you on track
For example, if you own an eligible LG appliance, you can easily activate proactive customer care through their app. The service automatically sends you contextual alerts and reports based on your appliance usage data. It can notify you if you need to change your refrigerator’s water filter or clean the inside of your oven. It can also alert you to possible maintenance issues before they happen.

Consult a professional for more extensive maintenance or repairs
If you suspect that your home appliance may need more than regular maintenance, consult an authorized service provider. These providers have received extensive training from the manufacturer on diagnosing and repairing your specific appliance. If you are unsure on whether the service provider is authorized, contact the manufacturer directly for a list of authorized service providers near you.

Find more information at lg.com/ca_en/support/find-service-center

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