why you shouldn't attempt restoration repairs yourself

Home damage is caused by many different sources. It could be from a fire, flood, moisture, insects or severe weather; but no matter the cause, restoration work will need to be completed. So, how do you know that the house is going to be livable again after such damage is sustained? Finding a reliable and professional restoration company to do the work for you is really the only course of action that you can take. When damage is this extensive, it is nearly impossible to be sure that doing the repairs yourself will take care of the damage the right way. Visit my blog to find out what you could miss if you attempt to make these repairs on your own.

Improving Your Dryer's Efficiency


If you have a dryer that you use regularly in your home, doing routine maintenance on it will ensure that you are not left needing to dry your clothing on racks due to downtime. Some of these maintenance steps also help to keep your dryer running at its maximum efficiency level.  Here are some steps to follow to help keep your own dryer running with improved efficiency while maintaining safety.

Dealing With Lint

The lint trap in your dryer will collect the dust particles that were on your clothing. Before you use your dryer, take out the lint trap and remove this dirt. If you forget this step, it will keep on building up and eventually will become too full, allowing the particles to stay on your clothing and to clog up your exhaust pipe. This causes your dryer to need to work harder to get your clothing dried. It is also a fire risk.

Disassemble the lint exhaust from the back of your dryer and use a duster with a long handle to thoroughly sweep out clumps of lint. Another method is to use a vacuum cleaner attachment to suck out any debris. Reach into the unit where the exhaust was attached to remove any debris that may be obstructing the air passage. Check the fan to make sure it is screwed securely in place and wipe down the blades with a damp cloth. 

Checking The Gasket

The gasket is the rubber seal around the interior perimeter of your dryer door. It helps to keep the hot air inside the dryer. When the gasket becomes dried out, it may crack, causing an ineffective seal. When this happens, the dryer's efficiency lowers and it takes longer to dry your clothing, wearing out your dryer quicker as a result.

Check the gasket by holding up a piece of tissue paper next to the door when the dryer is running. If you see it move around, the gasket is not working properly and will need to be replaced. You can get a replacement gasket from an appliance service center.

Observing Dryer Placement

If you have a dryer placed in an area where the doorway is blocked by other furniture or large items, it can affect the efficiency of the heating process. Your dryer draws in air through the front door of the dryer. Obstructing the airway will cause the air inside the dryer to need longer to heat up. Place your dryer in an area where the temperature is warm. Putting your dryer in a cold area will cause condensation when it runs.

Make sure your dryer is level. This allows the clothing to hit the moisture sensor when they are being dried in an automatic drying cycle, helping to determine when the machine will shut down. Clothes will also tumble uniformly, allowing them to dry at the same rate.

If you suspect your dryer is having trouble, call a local repair service, like House Calls Appliance Repairs, with any questions.


16 June 2015