Spring is well and truly here and now’s the time to get rid of a Winter’s worth of dust and freshen up your home!
Does your annual Spring clean include checking, cleaning or replacing your home appliances?
Many people don’t realise the importance of cleaning and maintaining their home appliances. Deciding if an item simply needs a new replacement part or should be entirely replaced, often comes down to your budget.
To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we’ve created these handy hints to cleaning and maintaining your household appliances – to help you keep them in tip top condition!
A clean and properly functioning fridge is more important than you might realise. If you only have time to Spring clean one appliance, make it this one.
Is it time for a new fridge?
If the exterior of the fridge is hot to the touch, or the temperature of your fridge isn’t stable, it could indicate it’s nearing the end of its life. The average lifetime of a domestic fridge is 8 to 12 years, and if yours is close to this age, or is showing signs of malfunctioning, it might be worth considering a replacement.
It’s something most of us never think about, but the appliances that clean things for us, do in fact need cleaning themselves. Luckily, cleaning your washing machine is a simple process, and doing this regularly helps keep your clothes fresh and in good condition.
Does it need replacing?
If it’s time for a new washing machine, take a look at our guide for choosing a new washing machine here. We’ve got some helpful hints to assist you in making a decision on the best machine for your needs.
Regular cleaning and maintenance really does make a big difference to how dishwashers function, and how clean your items are after they’ve been through a cycle. In addition to regular cleaning throughout the year, make sure you do a deep clean in Spring. It’s a great way to extend the life and functionality of your dishwasher.
Does it need replacing?
How are your dishes looking after they’ve been through a cycle? One of the biggest indicators of the state of your dishwasher, is how they look. Keep an eye out for cloudy glassware, dishes that need to be re-washed, and too much residual water after a drying function. Increased noise or stopping mid-cycle can also indicate it’s time to replace the unit. On average, dishwashers last up to 10 years.
The best way to get good value from your appliances is to buy a reputable brand you trust from a reliable retailer, and to maintain it regularly.
Don't Forget Furniture!
Putting up with lumpy, torn, scratched, or just plain uncomfortable furniture is normally the time when you’ll want to consider something new. If your first thought is to turn to an online marketplace to get a good deal, think again! Just because your savings might be limited, it’s no reason to settle for second hand vs brand new. Renting could be the ideal option for you. With Radio Rentals, you can rent lounges from only $7 per week or less, and beds from only $12 per week or less as well as bundle deals to help your dollars go further. We offer a range of products and when renting, you get service cover at no cost. If something goes wrong, we’ll fix it, for free!
Monitor wear and tear before it becomes costly to repair
Replacing appliances or furniture can be a costly exercise – especially if something breaks down when you need to use it the most. Knowing the signs of wear, tear and age will help you plan ahead, save some dollars and shop around when the time is right for an upgrade. If you decide to replace any of your household appliances or furniture, there’s more ways than ever to get what you want.
Radio Rentals Rent & Upgrade it option is an affordable way to keep up with technology and style. As manufacturers release products with improved energy efficiency, being able to update your items could mean lower utility bills.
Radio Rentals offers four different ways to shop, giving you the opportunity to get what you want, when you want it.