Water heaters typically are popping due to the minerals in hard water which settle together at the bottom of your water heater over time. The minerals make that popping noise when they hit the side of the tank. It is completely normal to have this build up over time if you do not use a water softener. Although this is very normal, it is something to keep an ear open for. If your heater is popping louder than a coffee maker sputtering, you may want to follow these steps to flush your water heater tank of the remaining sediment.
We all know how life gets busy. One moment we are planning on cleaning our kitchen and the next you find yourself answering work emails. It can be very difficult to be thorough in your cleaning when you are in a rush, so we have broken down different (important!) chores in your kitchen to maintain working appliances and a healthy kitchen.
We have all done it. Over- cooked popcorn in the microwave or got distracted enough to put that TV dinner in for 30 minutes instead of 3 minutes. Now your house smells like burnt food, your microwave is weirdly yellow and you can’t help but scrunch your eyes and think about how to clean it. Every time you use your microwave that burnt smell lingers on your food and throughout the kitchen. Here are some fool-proof ways to defeat that nasty smell and make your home smell fresh and clean once more.Continue reading
Once you are a seasoned cooker, you will know the different results of baking versus broiling. If you always throw your oven to whichever setting you see first, you will have extremely different results. This week’s Product Picks of the Week are the broil element and bake element in the oven. Not only is it important to know the different uses for the two, but it is also important to understand the safety measures and how to install these parts.
What is the first thing you think of when you think of spring break? Most likely you are thinking about the tropical location you are about to visit and the fact that you can bring your kids without them missing any school work. What is the last thing you think of when you think about spring break? Keeping your home energy-efficient and safe is probably the last thing you are checking off your mental list, if you even get that far. Here are a few tips to preparing your home for your departure: Continue reading
This week’s Product Pick of the Week is all about the racks in your dishwasher. Have you ever been startled by the sound of that top dishwasher rack falling out and clanking all of your glasses onto the dishes and silverware? Or have you ever put a lot of silverware into the silverware basket just to find it at the bottom of your dishwasher after the cycle has been completed? There is nothing worse than that moment of fear that your dishware is ruined. Look no further, installations and uses are all in one post!Continue reading
This week’s Product Pick of the Week is the safety valve in your oven. The reason this product has been picked is because it is very important to understand how your range works to avoid hazardous situations such as open gas valves but no flame to burn said gas. This situation is the biggest concern with ovens, so it is crucial that you know how to test the safety valve so that you can continue using your range!
We have all become accustomed to the smart devices used every day, specifically cell phones. But, have you ever considered a smart appliance? Whirlpool has recently released a Smart Front Load washer with 6th Sense Live™ Technology as well as a “Smart Assistant” and “Smart Stats” which change the face of laundry.
As smart devices have been developing over the last 15 years, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to switch things up in the home appliance department and create an appliance you can control and keep an eye on from your smart phone.
Dishwashers are a luxury that many take advantage of. So, the moment the door seal won’t hold or the door flies to the ground when you open it, replacement parts are necessary. This week’s Product Picks of the Week are the parts for a dishwasher door including the cable, gaskets, latches and springs. Get to know your parts before you install them! Before repairing or replacing any of these parts, be sure to turn off the water supply and turn off the power.
Washing machines take on the task many people wouldn’t enjoy doing by hand: LAUNDRY! Just like it is important to clean out your refrigerator or your oven, it is important to give your washing machine a scrub down to avoid mold and bacteria that grabs onto your clothing every day.