Washing machines help make easy work of doing laundry. All you need to do is to select the right cleaning program, fill the basket/drum of the appliance with water, add the right washing detergents, put your dirty clothes in the drum, and turn on the machine. Unfortunately, not everyone that uses a washing machine usually achieves the desired cleaning results. These individuals often complain about unsatisfactory cleaning because they make mistakes when using their appliances. If you intend to purchase a new washing machine so you can alleviate the heavy burden of washing dirty clothes on a regular basis, there are some details you will need to be made aware of because they tend to be easily forgotten, thus affecting your clothes’ quality and even damaging the machine.
Here are a few common pitfalls to avoid.
Not sorting your clothes
Washing everything together in one go sounds convenient, but you should avoid it because dark or coloured clothes could easily stain or discolour the light-coloured items. So as to prevent issues with colour run, take time to sort out the items according to their colours. Separate your dark, white and coloured clothes before embarking on your laundry. Additionally, you should be sorting the various items by fabric type. This will help prevent issues with snags and pulls resulting from washing items made of different fabrics together.
Washing with too much detergent
When it comes to laundry, more detergent does not necessarily lead to better cleaning results, contrary to what most people believe. In fact, excess detergent will demand more water and also damage clothes by making them look dingy. Aside from damaging clothes, the use of too much detergent also harms the washing machine being used. But you should also try to avoid adding very little detergent because it will only reduce cleaning efficiency. Make sure to always follow manufacturer’s advice on detergent use to get best possible cleaning outcomes and prevent machine problems associated with excessive detergent in the tub.
Not emptying your pockets
Not many people remember to check their pockets when they are changing clothes. When it is time to do laundry, they simply put the dirty clothes in the washing machine without double-checking if there is anything that needs to be removed from the pockets. Currency notes and coins and other stuff not emptied from pockets can not only damage your washing machine, but also clog the water drain.
Dishwashers are amongst the greatest of all everyday modern conveniences, and most people who own one are often hugely attached to never needing to do their own washing up. Like many such things, however, they’re actually quite likely to suffer the occasional mishap – and the dreaded Bubblepocalypse has come to many dishwasher owners in their time.
How does the Bubblepocalpyse come about?
The Bubblepocalypse comes to you when too much soap has got into your dishwasher–which can occur in a variety of ways. Common harbingers of the Bubblepocalypse include:
Basically–if it makes bubbles and it’s not recommended by the manufacturer, it can bring the Bubblepocalypse to your kitchen.
So just what is the Bubblepocalypse?
Should this dreaded mishap befall you, your experience is likely to be something like this:
If you’d like to avoid this eventuality it’s extremely important that you only use specialised dishwasher-only tablets when you run your dishwasher. Substitutes are highly likely to cause the Bubblepocalypse, so play it safe! Give anything that has ever been soapy a thorough rinse before putting it in, and be careful when you refill your rinse-aid well.
Help! The Bubblepocalypse has come!
Should the worst have happened, you’ll probably have more bubbles than you know what to do with. Spritz an aerosol (a deodorant or similar) around a little to deal with the worst of them, and clean up your kitchen floor as best you can. Once the seemingly solid wall of bubbles inside your dishwasher has been tamed, take everything out and just start tipping jugs of water in. The machine is probably making a periodic strange churning, groaning noise as it tries to clear the pipes out; just stand there for a while tipping in water, letting it drain out and tipping in more water.
Essentially what is happening is that the pipes are all filled up with bubbles and your poor defenceless dishwasher can’t cope with it. The gurning sound is its own attempts to clear out those pipes and tipping in some extra water can help it along, but really you’re going to need to wait for the bubbles to die off and subside on their own. This shouldn’t take longer than 48 hours, and you’ll be able to tell it’s sorted out by the fact that the dishwasher agrees to play nicely again. Run it empty and with no tablet at all at least twice before putting it back into general service. You’ll probably need to refill both the salt and the rinse-aid before washing dishes in it again; all that draining is likely to have finished them off!
The Bubblepocalypse can be scary, but it’s generally possible to bring your dishwasher back from the brink. If, incidentally, you do all this and wait two days and still have no joy it’s time to bring in the professionals–there may be something more serious going on. Most of the time, however, all you need to do is rinse and wait.
Many air purifiers exist on the market. That huge variety can make it a difficult task to select one for your home if you don’t have a checklist to aid you during that selection process. This article discusses some of the considerations that may help you to narrow down your options when you go shopping for an air purifier.
The air purifier should be an additional device that complements the work of your AC system as it cleans and conditions the air within your home. The air purifier should therefore be economical in its energy demands so that your bill does not skyrocket. Compare different brands or models and select the one whose energy consumption is minimal. Energy-consumption information can be assessed by talking to the supplier of that equipment or reading the information provided on the package.
Many air purifiers have a fan that helps to suck air into the device so that biological and particulate contaminants can be removed. Each of those fans emits a different volume of sound as it operates. It may therefore be advisable to test the air purifier before you purchase it. That test will reveal whether the noise emitted by that particular air purifier is tolerable or excessive to you.
Air purifiers come in all shapes and sizes. You should note that many of those devices are portable and consume various amounts of space within the room where they have been placed. For instance, some may be small enough to fit on your dressing table. Others may need to be placed on the floor because they are too large to fit on a dressing table. Consider the sizes of those air purifiers and buy one that you will easily use in the different sections of your home.
Some air purifiers produce ozone gas as a byproduct of their operation. Such air purifiers should be avoided because that residual ozone may cause you or your family members to develop respiratory complications, such as irritation of the respiratory tract. Read the label of the air purifier carefully and avoid purchasing one that generates ozone as it works.
It may be advisable for you to involve an expert when you are buying air purifiers for your home. This is because the process involves so many issues, such as knowing how many air purifiers to buy for your home and the type of filters used. An expert can help you to select the best combination of features that will address your air purification needs.
For more information, contact Air Cleaners Australia or a similar company.
If you enjoy growing fresh veggies, beetroot is a must for your list. But what can you do when there’s a glut? Preserving beetroot is a really good way of saving your summer harvest to be enjoyed all year round. All the equipment you’ll need for this project can be bought from a good appliance sales outlet or kitchenware specialist.
Here’s how to do it.
What you’ll need
How to do it
You can preserve your home-grown beetroot by canning them as described above, using equipment that can be bought from a good kitchenware retailer. The same kit can also be used for preserving other root vegetables, tomatoes and cucumbers in future plentiful years.