Most modern homes have a number of appliances that facilitate and expedite commonplace activities. Stoves and ovens allow food to be cooked, and appliances like dishwashers and garbage disposals facilitate cleanup.
In exchange, we clean and maintain these devices so that they always function as intended. However, many of us have poor habits that may be causing our appliances to break down prematurely.
These bad habits are unintentional. They are actions taken out of haste or tiredness, without considering the potential damage they may cause to control boards, gaskets, and other appliance parts.
If you want to make sure your appliances are in good working order when you need them, you should avoid the following actions and make an effort to change your problematic routines.
1. Use of Hot Water in Garbage Disposal
In spite of common belief, hot water should not be used to remove food debris from the sink. Put cold water in the sink instead of the garbage disposal when you want to grind food. Grease and fat melt in hot water, which can clog drains and cause mechanical damage to a garbage disposal.