Monday, July 2, 2018

Funky Lemonade?



If you wanting to enjoy a fresh lemonade this 4th of July, make sure to empty your ice bin now.

Ice that has remained in the ice bin for long periods of time can gain an odd odor and taste from the other food items in the fridge.

When you take out all the ice, it wouldn't be a bad idea to disinfect the ice bin as well.

Enjoy your 4th of July and your fresh and tasty lemonade!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Gas Stove MUST

Gas stoves tend to live longer than their electrical counterparts by a couple years. However, they only do if you do this one thing to them:

CLEAN THEM!

Debris and spills build up can prevent the gas from burning the right way, and create more wear and tear on the stove.

When cleaning, make sure the gas is off and you take all the proper safety precautions.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer is in full swing!



Summer is here and it feels so good!

If you're reaching into the freezer to enjoy a popsicle, you may see a lot of ice building up in there.

This ice prevents your appliance from running as well as it could, and this makes it use up more electricity.

To correct this, take all of the food out of the freezer and put it into a cooler on ice. Unplug your freezer and leave it open. Let all of the ice dethaw. Once it has, wipe up excess water. Then sanitize it all down before you plug it back in.

Enjoy your otter pops this summer!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Warning signs of a clogged dryer vent


Each year there are 2,900 house fires caused by a dryer that has been improperly maintained which resulted in 31 injuries and 5 deaths. There is a great need to make sure that your dryer vent is clean, because it is life threatening if it's not. You should clean your vent out at least once a year, and clean out the lint trap every time you use the dryer. Here is a quick list of some signs that you need your vents cleaned out:

  • The top of your dryer is hot when in use
  • clothes take a long time to dry
  • There is a burning or musty smell when dryer is in use
  • Your clothes smell burned or musty
  • Your clothes are unusually hot after being dried
  • You can see lint coming out of the vent from outside
  • Excessive amounts of lint are caught in the lint trap
  • The room is hot when the dryer is in use
  • Dryer just stops working
  • The exhaust termination ( the flap where the airflow goes outside) doesn't open when dryer is on
  • For gas dryers there's a carbon monoxide leak

If your dryer vent is clogged it should not be delayed. Give us a call today at 208-385-9074

Friday, June 8, 2018

Is the self clean cycle on your oven enough?



Having your oven clean itself is a very tempting chore to do, or in this case, not do. You can just switch it on and it takes care of itself, right?

Unfortunately, the self-cleaning oven feature isn't as effective as a good old fashioned scrubbing. It just can't be beat.

If you're wanting to put some elbow grease in, make sure the oven is unplugged and the racks are taken out. This might also be a good time to check to see if the seal on your oven is damaged.

This simple maintenance may help keep your oven staying hot for years to come!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Is your fridge not cooling properly?



If your fridge isn't cooling very well, the problem easily could be the condenser coils.

The fix is a  really easy one. First you locate where your coils are. They are likely under or behind the fridge. Make sure you can easily access them wherever they are. After that unplug the fridge, so that you don't accidentally shock yourself. Use your coil brush to wiggle lose any dirt, dust, hair, or other particles, and vaccuum up anything else that remains.

If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Looking sharp!


Did you know that garbage disposal blades dull with time? It makes them less effective at chopping up food bits.

One of the easiest ways to keep them sharp is to put ice down the disposal while its running.

This sharpens the blades and keeps them working great!

For an added bonus, throw some lemon down there to keep it smelling fresh!