Crabbie’s DIY Tips

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Homeowner Tips

Did you know… nearly 4,000 fires are started in the US by lint built-up in improperly cleaned dryer vents?

Do you know how to clean your dryer to prevent fires?

(Hint: cleaning the lint trap is not enough!)

Did you know… lining the bottom of your oven with aluminum foil can short out the heating element and permanently damage the interior finish of the oven?

Use a non-stick liner especially made for ovens.

Did you know… cleaning your refrigerator compressor coils every few months can prolong the life of your refrigerator and keep it running more efficiently?

The refrigerator and dryer are the two most energy-consuming appliances in your home. Keeping the coils clean in your refrigerator can make the compressor cycle on less and run more efficiently. Use a coil brush, the vacuum cleaner doesn’t do quite as good a job as you think.

Did you know… it’s a good idea to plug your microwave into a surge protector?

Microwave ovens have solid-state circuitry inside and they are susceptible to damage from voltage spikes caused by lightning or power “brown-outs”.

If you enjoyed these tips join us at our Homeowner Appliance Repair Class.  It’s held once a month on Saturday from 10 – 2 see our course calendar for actual dates.