When it comes to household appliances that make chores easier, the dishwasher is definitely near the top of the list. A dishwasher saves time on the tedious daily tasks of washing, rinsing, and drying dishes. It does the dirty work for you while using less water. This makes it a great device for energy efficiency and minimizing water waste. When properly maintained, a dishwasher can last for many years. If you start to notice your dishwasher not performing as well as it used to, or you see signs of damage, it may be time to replace your old dishwasher with something new.
Determining If It Is Time to Upgrade
There are a few key signs to be mindful of when considering if it is time to replace your dishwasher. These signs include:
- Age of the Appliance – Regular use and normal wear and tear will eventually catch up with your dishwasher. It is suggested that if an appliance is over ten years old you should consider upgrading it, especially if it is a lower-end model or not energy efficient.
- Rust – A little rust on the exterior components of your dishwasher doesn’t necessarily mean you need to run out and upgrade, but rust inside of your dishwasher is another matter entirely. This can be a sign of water leaks, structural damage, or significant malfunction. Rust can also become loose and get stuck to the surface of your dishes, defeating the whole purpose of owning a dishwasher.
- Water Leakage – You should never have any water outside of your dishwasher during or after a cycle. This is a clear sign that something is wrong, and that your dishwasher requires repair or replacement. You should also be mindful of any standing water within your dishwasher. Your dishwasher should drain thoroughly before signaling that the cycle is complete.
Turn to the Experts
A dishwasher is a great appliance to help save on water waste and monthly utility bills, not to mention your precious free time. If yours isn’t operating the way it should, we can help. Our expert technicians will inspect your dishwasher and provide honest, professional advice as to whether or not you should consider an upgrade. If you have any questions concerning your kitchen appliances or plumbing, contact us today.