Four Common Appliance FAQs Answered

Four Common Appliance FAQs Answered

Appliances make our lives easier. Long are the days of scrubbing dishes by hand, we can just throw them in a dishwasher, and presto! All clean! While appliances like dishwashers, stoves, washing machines, and more make our lives easier, it can be extremely frustrating and overwhelming if one of these appliances experiences a breakdown. Once a tidy home, it can quickly be backed up with loads of dishes or laundry depending on the appliance.

At SOCO Appliance Repair, we understand the importance of your appliances, which is why we offer same-day or next-day home appliance repair services in Colorado Springs. We have many years of experience troubleshooting and repairing appliances to optimal working conditions. Keep reading to learn more about common appliance questions and follow us to learn more tips and tricks to keep your appliances running!

kitchen appliances

What Is The Lifespan Of Major Appliances?

As home appliance repair technicians, one of the most frequently asked questions we hear—has my appliance reached the end of its life span? While high-quality appliances last longer and perform better, they eventually reach their end of life when replacement is needed. Here are general guidelines of common household appliances’ lifespans:

  • Dishwasher-9 years

  • Refrigerator-11 years

  • Dryer-10 years

  • Washer-13 years

  • Range-15 years

Of course, the lifespan is greatly affected by frequency of use, water quality, and if routine maintenance was performed properly.

dishwasher full of dishes

How Can I Make My Dishwasher Clean Better?

Dishwashers are not all created equal. The two most common factors for a dishwasher’s efficiency are the quality and temperature of your water. If your Colorado Springs home suffers from hard water, you may need an additive. Have your water tested by a professional and ensure your water heater is performing at an optimal level.

dryer vent lint

Why Is My Dryer Taking A Long Time To Dry A Load Of Clothes?

If your dryer is taking a long time to dry your clothes then it is time for a checkup! At SOCO Appliance Repair, we are dedicated to providing you with affordable appliance repair services to keep your home and family safe. A dryer not operating properly can be more than an inconvenience. Dryer fires commonly happen when there is a lack of general maintenance performed, such as cleaning the lint. Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned each year can drastically reduce the chance of fire, and extend the life of your appliance.

repair technician working on oven

Should I Make The Repair Myself or Call A Professional?

DIY projects are all the rage, with homeowners boasting on social media when accomplishing a project. While some appliance repairs may be as simple as changing the light bulb in your refrigerator, others can be more complex. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your home appliance repair technician to ensure proper steps are taken.

At SOCO Appliance Repair, we are your affordable home appliance repair in Colorado Springs. We are always upfront about any costs and provide expert installations, repairs, and extensive warranties on our work. If your appliance is not running as it should, learn more tips and tricks to keep your appliance running on our website or contact a technician today!