Your stove is an important part of your family’s life and you use it every day. It is dependable and has always been there when you needed it, but stoves, like people, also need some TLC now and again. Though it is possible that a stove may malfunction out of the blue, there are many times it is due to a lack of general maintenance to your appliance. In this case, it is best to contact a professional for your stove repair needs.
There are many benefits for you and your family when your stove is properly cared for and maintenanced on a general basis, this includes large repairs, small fixes, and routine cleaning.
The average stove and oven last roughly thirteen to fifteen years, but with proper care, it can surely outlive that statistic.
Depending on the shape your stove is in, the quality of the appliance, the existing age and the maintenance precautions taken, your stove could see your daughter get married and still make you popcorn when she comes home for movie nights.
Not only does general maintenance extend the life of your stove, it also improves it.
General maintenance in small repairs can save you a bundle on the bill if ever you experience a significant issue and need immediate stove repair. Your stove, when maintenanced regularly will perform much better and supply you with one good looking stove. Continue on for more information from our experts on stove repair in Langley.
What does general maintenance consist of?
Essentially, simple maintenance of any major appliance would consist of small repairs, large repairs by professionals, and regular cleaning. Smaller repairs can typically be done on your own or with help from another person, such as a loose bolt or screw, or an off-put hinge. These problems are simple to fix with a little work and can really take the heat off your wallet during a larger repair. Every so often, check out your stove and oven for loose materials or small and fixable ailments. Often these are only a nuisance and do not require a full repair. Keeping on top of small things like this will make your life easier and keep your stove on top of it’s game for years to come.
Cleaning is a major part of general maintenance to nearly any major appliance as well. Regular cleaning will not only keep your stove in mother-in-law approved shape but will allow for better performance throughout it’s lifetime. Every so often, do not hesitate to include your stove and oven in your regular cleaning regimen. Adding to your list:
- A behind the scene sweep- taking a broom or long, narrow vacuum end to the back of your oven, remove dirt, dander, and dust to avoid buildup of debris in hard to reach places.
- Side and frontal dust removal- repeat the first step, only on the sides and in front of the appliance.
- Bottoms up- depending on the height of your appliance, use a long cleaning device to swipe away debris from underneath it.
- On the in- run a regular clean of your oven to remove any spills and hard, crusted on left overs. Use a damp cloth to clean the racks,bottom and sides of the inner oven. Just make sure you turn it off first.
- To top it off- Your stove is easy to clean, but it does require a few steps.
For example, if your stove has a glass-top, use warm, soapy water and a light sponge to soak up debris. Once dry, use a stove top cleaner and scrape gently with a stove top cleaning tool, usually a razor blade. Remove the cleaner and there you have it!
If your stove has coils, simply remove the coils and soak in a hot, soapy bath and lightly scrub away any remnants. Continue this routine every so often to avoid needing to repair or replace your stove.
Any stove will require maintenance to live up to it’s expectations, however, problems can occur naturally. When a large issue comes into play, one you cannot fix on your own, look into professional stove repair right here in Langley. Our technicians at Quick Appliance Repair will be happy to help!