As a homeowner, it’s not uncommon to take your dishwasher for granted. However, it’s important to remember that it needs to be taken care of properly so that it can operate in optimal condition. You might not even realize it, but you’re probably making some of these common mistakes. As a leading plumbing repair specialist and tankless water heater installer, we’re here to tell you what you need to avoid.
Too Much Food
Modern dishwasher models are amazing at removing food residue without the need to prewash your dishes, but that doesn’t mean they won’t encounter issues later on. Dishwashers can slowly develop issues when too much food is consistently left on dishes. While you may not need to prewash your dishes, scraping them off is a necessary step to keep the dishwasher running smoothly.
Forgetting to Replace the Hose
According to Mark McCleary, vice president of marketing for Beko and Bloomberg, it’s important to change inlet and outlet hoses every five years to avoid calcium buildup. You can try to change the hoses on your own, but if you haven’t changed your hoses before, you may need to call a technician who’s certified to do plumbing inspection jobs to make sure your hoses and plumbing haven’t been affected by the accumulated calcium.
Blocking the Sprayer
Knowing how the sprayer in your dishwasher works can be very beneficial. For best results, you want the sprayer to be able to reach every corner of the dishwasher and clean every dish. If there’s a large bowl or pan that blocks the path of the sprayer, the end of the cycle will reveal dirty dishes, making it inefficient. Make sure that your sprayer has a full range of motion and isn’t being blocked.
Avoiding Regular Inspections
If there’s something wrong with your dishwasher, don’t hesitate to take advantage of our services. It’s still necessary to have your dishwasher professionally checked for any sign of loose and damaged valves, as well as its general condition.
Whether you need someone to inspect your dishwasher or just need a gas leak repair, consider hiring Oak Plumbing. Give us a call at (800) 397-3799 for more information. You can also contact us through our convenient online form. We serve Benicia, Sacramento, Vacaville, and surrounding areas in CA.