How Often Is Appliance Repair and Service Necessary?

The modern home is full of appliances that help make our lives easier. From the kitchen to the laundry room, there are machines that make everyday tasks faster and more pleasant.


However, daily use can lead to a lot of wear and tear. Sooner or later, you’ll need appliance service and repair to keep your home in working order. But how do you know if your appliances just need a good cleaning, or if you should call a professional? We’ll be answering that, and more, below.

Appliance Service and Repair

Cleaning your appliances regularly is a good way to extend their life and also become familiar with them. Knowing what it’s like when they’re performing their best will help you identify future problems.


No matter how well you care for your appliances, they will likely eventually need service. When that happens, a clean and well-maintained appliance will be easier to service.


Not all appliances are created equal, so you should make sure to clean and maintain each appliance according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Below are some general guidelines.



You should wipe down your oven after use to avoid a build-up of food debris, with a deeper clean once or twice a year. Many ovens now have a self-cleaning feature to make the deep cleaning process easier.


If your oven isn’t working properly, you should hire a professional to assess it and do the repairs. Whether they are gas or electric, ovens are complicated pieces of machinery that can be dangerous.



Dishwashers need more regular cleaning and maintenance than ovens. All of the gunk they wash off your dishes takes its toll, so dishwashers should be cleaned monthly.


If you’re regularly cleaning your dishwasher, but it isn’t cleaning your dishes then it’s time to call for home appliance repair! Dishwashers combine water and electricity, so a professional should handle all repairs.


Washing Machine

Like dishwashers, keeping things clean can take a toll on washing machines too! It’s usually easy to spot when a washing machine needs repairs or services because they are prone to leaking. It’s also a good idea to clean these appliances monthly.


Mixing water and electricity can be dangerous, so you should get repairs done on your machine as soon as you notice a problem, even if it is beyond the home appliance warranty.


Clothes Dryer

It’s fairly easy to tell when a clothes dryer isn’t working because your clothes won’t be dry! Maintenance and regular service for clothes dryers is incredibly important for more than just your clothes, though.


Dryer vent fires are a dangerous hazard of poor dryer maintenance. You should clean the lint filter after every use and call a repair person immediately if you notice any strong or bizarre odours or hear any unusual noises coming from the dryer.


Unit Appliances Can Help

Whether you need appliance service and repair for your dryer or your dishwasher, Unit Appliances can help. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our services or to schedule a repair call.

Appliance Repair facts

Dryer lint screens need to be washed in soap and water twice a year to ensure proper air flow.