The washing machine is one of the most used appliances in the home and needs to be kept in tip top condition. No matter how old your model is, there are several maintenance steps you can take to make sure it is handling everything from your delicates to your sofa covers with care, and conserving some water in the process.
Roto-Rooter Plumbers in St. Paul suggests that you only run your washing machine when it has a full load and that you inspect the hoses regularly for wear and tear. If you do need to replace a washing machine hose, Roto-Rooter recommends replacing the rubber hoses with stainless steel braided hoses because they last longer and have higher resistance to leaks and cracks. Check to see if your laundry sink has an aerator on the spout. This will limit the water flow and save you water and money. If you do own an older model washing machine, it may be time to upgrade to a more energy efficient front-load model that will be easier on you and your water bill.
For more tips on home appliances and how to make your home more “green,” visit rotorooter.com/rotogreen.
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