How to Remove Rust from Stainless Steel Appliances

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When you think of stainless steel, you would automatically assume that “stainless” would not stain, but in fact, steel will rust. When the chromium of steel comes into contact with oxygen, it creates a thin layer called chromium oxide. This layer covers the surface to resist stains and rust but if the layer is damaged it will lose its ability to resist. With proper care of your stainless steel appliance, your chromium oxide later will remain in good shape.

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New Year, New Me: Appliance Maintenance

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Get rid of those old 2017 habits and start fresh by taking care of your appliances in 2018. Forget about working out and cutting junk food from your lifestyle and make a resolution that you might actually stick to throughout the year. Maintaining your appliances decreases the cost of big un-wanted expenses. Increase the longevity of your appliances by following these steps to a repair-free year.

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Avoid Garbage Disposal Repairs

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Your garbage disposal is something that you probably use every day and dealing with disposal trouble can be a bit of a pain. In order to avoid garbage disposal repairs, you’ll need to get into a routine to take care of your appliance before it breaks down

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Why Are My Dishes Still Dirty?

To ensure that your dishes come out clean as can be follow these steps.

To ensure that your dishes come out clean as can be follow these steps.

Your dishwasher’s job is to automatically clean the dishes and utensils inside the unit. But, you notice that the dishes aren’t as clean as they should be. The solution can be simple as just cleaning the spray arm, filter, and float. To ensure that your dishes come out clean as can be follow these steps. Continue reading

5 Steps to Reduce Dust in Your Home and Be A Healthier You

Dust can act as an irritant to your eyes and lungs. Here are a few ways to fight dust inside your home.

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dustmiteDo you know what dust is?  Dead skin, pet dander, dust mites, dust mite feces and remains, insect parts, and more!  Yuck!  Everyone breathes better in a home that isn’t so dusty, because dust acts as an irritant to your eyes, nose and lungs. Dust also negatively impacts many items in your home, including clogging up vents in electronics such as your computer, or your refrigerator coils.  Dust accumulates in our homes, so we want to reduce the amount of dust on flat surfaces, floors, and in fabrics and fibers. So take these five steps to reduce dust, and save on extra housework, and keep your family healthier.

  1. vacuumVacuum Regularly – Vacuuming regularly is the most efficient way to reduce dust, but make sure your vacuum has a good filter in it. Vacuums suck up the dust so you can physically remove it from your home, but without a good filter, vacuuming ends…

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Your dirty humidifier could be making you sick, here’s how to clean it

humidifier spreading steam into airEveryone knows the benefits of running a humidifier during the dry winter months. The humidifier adds much need water moisture to your home’s air which helps your lungs and keeps your nasal passages from drying out; preventing illness. It can even help prevent migraines.

However, if you are not regularly cleaning your humidifier – and we’re talking weekly here – then your humidifier might be brewing up something else – bacteria, mold and mildew.

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Prolonging Your Dishwasher’s Life

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Your dishwasher is probably the second most used appliance in your home, next to your refrigerator. If you aren’t taking proper care of your dishwasher, it won’t last for as long as it’s supposed to. We’ve compiled a list of places to clean and precautions to take in order to sustain the life of your unit: Continue reading

How To Keep Your Refrigerator Clean

Keeping a clean refrigerator is important to keeping fresh food and efficiency. Your fridge is one of your most used appliances and needs to be taken care of in order for it to last the approximate 13 years that it should. We have some tips to help you get started in caring for your unit:

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10 DIY Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Appliances Running Like New

3559029_l (1)As the years pass, we all develop a long term relationship with our appliances. They are incorporated in our every day, basic routines so it is important to keep them in good shape. Major appliance malfunctions and issues can be easily avoided with just a little TLC (tender, loving, care).

This kind of TLC does not require the work of a professional handyman. Rather, these are simple appliance maintenance tasks that you can do yourself with little investment and no prior appliance experience.  Continue reading

Dirty Stove-top? Worry No Longer

Electric stove tops can easily get dirty and grimy from everyday cooking. Sometimes the dirt and grime builds up and it can be extremely hard to clean.  Affresh Cooktop Cleaner is a non-abrasive cleaner that works to make hard to clean messes without making you scrub really hard. Watch how easy Affresh makes cooktop cleaning for this DIYer.