Since the days of washboards and ringers, keeping clothes clean is a major part of ordinary household chores and duties. When appliances became affordable for the average family, less time had to be dedicated to this task. The average home has a washer and dryer, for those who do not own their own typically have access to a laundry center where they can pay to clean and care for their apparel.
Washing machines function in different ways. Typically a large tub automatically fills with either hot or cold water and soap. The clothes are then rotated by a center device. After the water drains, the clothes go through a spin cycle to remove excess moisture. Newer, front loading appliances use a different method of cleaning the clothes and do not have an agitator. These models use a method that spins and drops the articles. Essentially they shake the dirt from the clothes. Front load appliances are popular because these models are energy efficient.
Washing machines and dryers need regular maintenance to operate at optimum conditions. Periodically, hoses and valves need to be replaced. Lint must be removed from the dryer trap after each use to prevent a fire. Machines that break may need professional supplies and repair services. Problems with temperature controls and leaks are common complaints. If your machine is still under warranty, the retailer that sold you the appliance may send someone to your home to fix the problem.
Keeping your washer and dryer in good condition with regular maintenance will extend its life. Also, seeking quality repair when needed will allow you to use your appliance for as long as possible. Reliable sources for keeping your clothing and linens in good condition are indispensable to many individuals' lifestyles.