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There are a few examples of home appliances where temperature problems could signal an issue that requires repair or replacement, and one such instance may involve the compressor on your refrigerator. Responsible for regulating temperature and a few other vital roles that keep this appliance working properly, the compressor can experience problems at times – and it becoming hot to the touch is often a sign that this is happening. 

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re here to help clients around Salt Lake City with all their appliance repair needs, including refrigerator repair and any other major appliance in your home. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss what a fridge compressor does and why it’s a problem if it’s malfunctioning, why overheating and certain other indicators are often signs of issues here, and what these issues may signal in terms of repair or replacement needs. 

Refrigerator Compressor Basics and Importance

For those who are just learning about appliance repair or don’t have much knowledge about how fridges and other major home appliances work, here’s a quick overview of what a compressor is and why it matters. The compressor is essentially the heart of your fridge – it’s what powers the entire system that keeps your food cold and fresh.

The primary role of the compressor is to compress refrigerant gas, which then absorbs heat from the air inside your fridge. This gas is then sent to the condenser, where it’s turned back into a liquid and the heat from inside your fridge is released outside. This process is what keeps your food cold and fresh.

Why a Malfunctioning Compressor is an Issue

Because the compressor is so vital to the functioning of your fridge, any issues with it can cause major problems. In most cases, when a refrigerator has a malfunctioning compressor, it will stop cooling properly – potentially leading to food spoilage and other issues.

If you notice that your fridge is not maintaining the proper temperature or if items inside are spoiling faster than normal, there’s a strong chance that the compressor is not working properly. In some cases, you may also hear loud noises coming from the fridge or feel excessive heat on the exterior of the appliance.

Overheating and Other Signs of Compressor Problems

As we’ve already noted here, perhaps the single most common sign of a compressor issue is when it starts to overheat. In addition, however, there are several other potential signs of compressor issues that homeowners should watch for:

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have a professional appliance repair technician take a closer look. Part two of our series will go over some common causes for compressor issues and potential solutions that may be necessary. Stay tuned, and contact our team at All Pro Appliance Service for any appliance repair need!

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the key risks you’re taking if you skip seasonal maintenance for your HVAC system this fall. Basic fall maintenance is one of two yearly appointments that helps keep your furnace, AC and other important HVAC components in great shape, but skipping this appointment comes with a few major risks – both short-term and long-term. 

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re happy to offer AC and furnace repair and maintenance services among our numerous appliance solutions for clients around Salt Lake City and nearby areas. While part one of our series went over things like cost risks, warranty concerns and efficiency issues that can come with skipping fall HVAC maintenance, today will go over a few of the other problems you put your system at greater risk for by doing this. 

Family and Personal Safety

From a safety standpoint, any HVAC system that hasn’t been properly maintained comes with some risks. For instance, carbon monoxide (CO) leaks are a concern for any gas-based system, and proper maintenance is the top safeguard against this risk. 

There are also issues like electrical shorts, damaged fan blades or coils, and other potential safety hazards that may arise due to lack of maintenance. You’re not only risking your own safety by skipping fall HVAC maintenance, you’re also putting family members or tenants who live in the property at risk as well if you rent it out. 

System Longevity

When maintained properly, a quality heating and cooling system can last for decades – as long as 20 or even 25 years in some cases. However, when you skip fall maintenance and don’t take the proper steps to keep your system clean, lubricated and running efficiently, this number can drop significantly. 

Skipping basic annual tasks like changing filters and inspecting the furnace’s blower motor can turn small issues into major ones over time, eventually leading to an early failure or replacement need and significant costs.

Simple Comfort

Another area many don’t think about, but which is impacted by skipping fall HVAC maintenance? Your comfort. While you may save a few dollars in the short-term by doing so, you’re also putting yourself at risk of far less comfortable living spaces, particularly during colder winter months where heating performance is key for both your health and your quality of life.

Don’t take this kind of risk – contact our team at All Pro Appliance Service today to learn more about how we can help with all your fall HVAC maintenance needs. Whether you need minor tune-ups or complete HVAC installation, we have the solutions for you.

There’s a curious juxtaposition in the world of heating and air: While summer and winter months tend to be the most straining on your various HVAC components, the months in between are typically most ideal for servicing these components. And as we firmly enter fall season around Utah, it’s vital to be considering simple HVAC tune-ups this time of year.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re proud to offer a variety of AC and furnace repair services to clients in Salt Lake City and nearby areas, including comprehensive fall tune-ups to help remedy and issues that have arisen over the summer while also readying your system for the colder parts of the year. There are some key risks you’re taking if you don’t have your HVAC system serviced this fall – here are several across this two-part blog series, which will also serve as a way for us to detail the major benefits of fall tune-ups and why you should be sure to schedule one with our team.

Risk of Small Repairs Becoming Costly Issues

When issues arise anywhere in your HVAC system, they often start out small. For instance, maybe a minor issue has developed with your AC system over the summer that’s caused it to run less efficiently than normal. When this happens, you may notice slightly higher energy bills – but if addressed promptly, this might be the end of it and you’ll get back to normal efficiency levels.

However, if small issues like this are allowed to linger for months and go unaddressed, they may develop into much larger problems. This applies to both AC and furnace systems, and it can be costly – instead of a simple repair that costs a bit of money, you could now be facing major repairs or even full system replacements.

Warranty Problems

Another major reason to schedule fall HVAC tune-ups is to avoid warranty problems. Most major AC and furnace manufacturers require these services be performed at least once per year in order for your warranty to remain intact – if you fail to perform them, even just once, you may lose the entire warranty and have no recourse for issues that arise.

Energy Efficiency Decreases

During a fall tune-up, one of our primary goals is to ensure your HVAC system is operating at maximum energy efficiency. Over the summer, there may be small issues that develop here that will impact this significantly – and over a full season of running inefficiently, you could be talking about hundreds or even thousands in wasted energy.

But by having our pros check your system out and make any necessary adjustments, you’ll ensure you’re operating at peak efficiency all fall and into winter.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some more of the risks you’re taking if you don’t schedule fall furnace service. For more on why fall tune-ups are so vital for your HVAC system, or to learn about any of our heating repair services, speak to the staff at All Pro Appliance Service today.

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic signs that there could be mice present in your home, and particularly in some of your appliances. Mice sometimes like to invade appliances because of their protected space, heat and even occasional food access, but some basic attention will help you spot this issue and remedy it quickly.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re here to offer a wide range of appliance repair services to clients around Salt Lake City, including everything from stove repair to dishwasher repair, washer repair and more. Today’s part two of our series will look at a few of the most common specific appliances mice like to hide out in, plus how to remove them and remedy any damage they’ve created – a process our team is happy to assist you with.

Dryer or Dryer Vent

Mice can often be found in dryers and dryer vents as well, and this can be a particular issue if they’ve burrowed too deeply into the vent system. The first thing to do is to locate the mice, and you can do this by looking for telltale signs like droppings on top of or behind the dryer. You may be able to hear a faint scratching sound if they’re inside, though this isn’t always possible. Once you’ve located them, it’s time to remove them.

The best way to get rid of any rodents including mice is to use a humane approach. You can use traps baited with food, and always remember to check the traps regularly so that no mouse remains in the trap for an extended period of time. Once you’ve removed them successfully, it’s important to inspect your dryer or vent system for any damage they might have done. If you’re unsure as to how extensive this damage might be, it’s always a good idea to call an appliance repair expert who can help you assess the situation.

Oven

Another common appliance that mice can sometimes try to make their home is an oven. This is a tricky one, as the heat of an oven may not be enough to deter them – and given the enclosed space, it’s a particularly appealing spot for them.

As with any kind of rodent problem, the first thing you’ll want to do is locate where they’re hiding. The most common place is in the back of an oven, but you may also find droppings or other signs around the outside. If they’re inside, it’s best to try and use traps baited with food to remove them humanely. Just remember to check the traps regularly – and as always, if you’re unsure how extensive any damage might be, we recommend calling our experts.

Washing Machine

While slightly less common than the other appliances mentioned, mice can and do often try to hide out in a washing machine. Again, the best way to detect them is to look for signs like droppings or strange scratching noises. Once you’ve located them, it’s time to remove them using traps baited with food, making sure to check the traps regularly until they’re all gone.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we can help you assess any damage the mice might have caused to your appliance – and if you need repairs, our team is always available to help. Don’t let rodents take up residence in your appliances; with the right attention and care, you can nip this issue in the bud quickly.

There are a few critters out there that can be a problem when it comes to certain appliances in your home, and mice are some of the top examples. Due to their protected spaces, heat and sometimes even their access to food, certain home appliances are attractive hiding spots for mice – but there are also some simple ways you can both keep them out and remedy any damage they may have caused.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re proud to offer a huge range of appliance repair and maintenance services to clients across Salt Lake City, including things like oven repair, dryer vent repair and more – both common areas where mice may look to nest if they’re not properly deterred or removed. This two-part blog series will go over everything you should know about mice in appliances – today’s part one will look at the various signs that mice are present somewhere in your home, while part two will go over how to remove them from certain specific appliances (and how to remedy any damage they caused, if necessary, a process our professionals are here to help with however needed).

Mice Droppings

One of the most common (and most obvious) signs that mice are present in your home is the presence of their droppings. Generally, you’ll find these near corners or in cupboards or drawers – anywhere they might lurk and be undisturbed as they search for food and nesting spots.

Mice droppings can range from a few millimeters to around 5mm in length, and will often be dark brown or black in color. It’s important to clean these up as soon as you see them – not only because of the potential health risks associated with rodents, but also because their presence may indicate a larger infestation, so it’s best to at least keep an eye out for other signs.

Noises

Another tell-tale sign that mice have made their way into your home are small, squeaking noises or scurrying sounds coming from walls or behind appliances. If these become loud enough, it could indicate a large infestation – and again, prompt action should be taken in order to contain the problem.

Strong Urine Smell

In other cases, the presence of mouse urine can be detected by a strong, pungent smell coming from behind certain appliances. This smell can range in severity and is generally indicative of an advanced infestation, meaning immediate action should be taken if you notice any suspicious odors like this.

Damaged Wiring

Finally, one other way to tell if mice have managed to find their way into your home is by looking for evidence of damaged wiring. Often, mice will gnaw on wires as a source of nutrients – and this can pose a huge risk when it comes to the safety of certain appliances or even worse, your entire home.

If you experience any issues with broken wiring in your appliance, it’s best to immediately call a professional for assistance – because not only can this pose safety risks, it can also cause your appliance to stop working altogether.

That concludes part one of our blog series about mice in appliances! For more information, stay tuned for part two, which will go over how to remove them from certain specific appliances (and how to remedy any damage they caused, if necessary). In the meantime, if you need any help with appliance repair in Salt Lake City, don’t hesitate to contact All Pro Appliance Service right away. We’re here to make sure all of your appliances are running properly and safely – no matter what might be lurking behind them!

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the possible reasons why your freezer might be leaking water. This is never a desirable outcome, and there might be a few different culprits at play – and also a few different levels of severity depending on what the issue is.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re proud to offer numerous forms of HVAC and appliance repair, including freezer repair and assistance with numerous other fixtures in your home. While part one of our series went over things like poor food arrangement, drain pan cracks and drain hole congestion issues, today’s part two will look at some other possible causes of freezers leaking water, plus what you or our team will need to do about them.

You’re Using the Defrost Feature Too Often

While utilizing your freezer’s defrost feature can be great for keeping your appliance clean and running at its peak efficiency, overusing it could end up causing a leak. Defrosting too often might mean that you’re not giving the freezer enough time to adequately freeze the water in between uses.

If this is happening, part of the melted ice will likely overflow, resulting in puddles on the floor. This can be easily prevented by giving your freezer adequate time between uses of the defrost feature and not using it too often.

Temperature Control Malfunctions

In other cases, your freezer may be leaking water due to an issue with the temperature control settings. If this is happening, the thermostat might not be accurately sensing and regulating the temperature of the appliance, leading it to frost up and then defrost too often. This can also lead to a buildup of condensation that eventually finds its way out of your freezer’s door.

The good news is that this issue can be easily taken care of by making sure your temperature control settings are accurate. If the problem persists, it might be a sign of a larger issue and you should contact our team for further assistance and repair services.

Door Seal Damage

Finally, another potential reason why your freezer may be leaking water is due to damage to the door seal. If it’s broken, worn, or just in general need of a replacement, it won’t close properly and can lead to condensation buildup which eventually leaks out from the bottom of the door.

If this is happening, we usually suggest replacing the door seal as soon as possible to prevent further water damage. Fortunately, this is a simple and inexpensive repair that can be easily handled by our team of experienced technicians.

All Pro Appliance Service specializes in freezer repair and other related HVAC services, so if you’re ever in need of assistance due to water leaking from your freezer, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have the knowledge and expertise necessary to get your freezer working like new again in no time!

There are several home appliances where leaks are never a desirable outcome, and one great example here is the freezer. There could be a few things causing a leak coming from your freezer, and getting to the bottom of it will help you remedy the situation quickly and affordably.

At All Pro Appliance Services, we’re here to help. We offer a huge range of appliance repair services to clients around Salt Lake City, including freezer repair for any issue taking place. Here are some of the possible culprits in a leaking freezer, plus what can be done about them on your own or with the help of our professionals wherever necessary.

Poor Food Arrangement

It may surprise you, but there are actually some cases where a leaking situation can be caused by the way that food has been arranged in the freezer. If it’s blocking any of the drains, then condensation may start to build up and eventually cause leaks.

Luckily, this is one of those issues that requires no professional repair or even any costs. Simply rearranging the food items in the freezer so that nothing is blocking any of the drainage points will usually be enough to fix the problem.

Drain Pan Crack

From a repair standpoint, one of the most common causes of a leak in your freezer will be a crack in the drain pan. This can happen if the freeze has been bumped or jostled around too much, and it’s certainly possible to fix this yourself. However, it is recommended that you consult with professionals at All Pro Appliance Services before attempting anything on your own.

By having our technicians take a look at the situation and diagnose it for you, we can make sure that any repair work that’s needed is done properly and safely. Not only will this help to extend the life of your freezer, but it will also ensure that no further problems arise from the repair process itself.

Drain Hole Congestion

Another common issue with freezers that can lead to a leak is a clogged drain hole. This can occur if food particles, ice chips and other debris manage to make their way into the drainage system of the freezer. To remedy this situation, you’ll want to unplug your freezer and then remove any items located in its interior.

Using a cloth or paper towel, you can then wipe down and clean the inside of the freezer before unclogging any drainage points with a vacuum cleaner. This should be enough to solve the problem in most cases, but if not then it might be time to get in touch with All Pro Appliance Services for their expert help.

In part two of our series, we’ll be exploring some of the other potential culprits in a leaking freezer, as well as what can be done in those situations. In the meantime though, if you think that your freezer is leaking due to one of these issues, then don’t hesitate to reach out and contact our team at All Pro Appliance Service right away.

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on spring maintenance for your home’s HVAC system and some of the most important areas that should be covered here. From professional upkeep to themes like your filter, your thermostat and more, there are several major parts of your HVAC system, both heating and cooling, that should be inspected and perhaps repaired this time of year.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re happy to offer Salt Lake City’s best air conditioning repair, heating services and other HVAC solutions to ensure you and your family are comfortable throughout the year. Today’s part two of our series will look at some further areas that should be covered during spring maintenance, whether on your own or with the help of our team wherever necessary.

Keeping Units Clean and Free of Debris

One simple aspect that often goes overlooked is the dirt, dust and debris inside the interior of your HVAC units. Over time, this can build up and cause the unit to become more inefficient and potentially lead to bigger problems down the road.

Make sure you take a look at both portions – heating and cooling – to make sure there’s no buildup around or inside any of the components. If you find that there is, call our technicians in order to make sure they’re cleared out properly and safely.

Checking Refrigerant Levels

When it comes to your cooling system in particular, one area we strongly recommend having a professional take a look at is refrigerant levels. This ensures that your unit is running at peak efficiency, and if there are any issues here, our technicians can give you a comprehensive analysis on what areas need to be looked into.

It’s also important to check for any signs of leaking refrigerant – this should never be handled by anyone other than a professional with the proper certifications.

Cleaning Vents and Registers

Especially if you’ve noticed buildups of dust and debris, taking the time to clean out vents and registers in your home can go a long way towards improved air quality and also efficiency. Make sure you use something like a vacuum cleaner hose or gentle cloth when doing this so that you don’t cause any damage to either portion.

Check for Leaks – And Insulate if Needed

Finally, one area many homeowners overlook is checking for leaks. This can go a long way towards improving your system’s efficiency, and if you find any major issues here, our team can help with insulation and other services as needed.

These are just a few of the areas that should be covered during spring HVAC maintenance in your home or business. Of course, the best way to ensure that your system is running in top condition is to have a professional inspect and repair any areas of concern. Reach out to All Pro Appliance Service today for all of your heating and air conditioning repair needs across Salt Lake City!

Spring is finally upon us after a long Utah winter, and homeowners around the state are often looking to ensure the quality of their HVAC system during this important transitional season. Some basic maintenance here allows you to address any issues that may have crept up during the winter, plus helps prepare the entire system for the warm season ahead.

At All Pro Appliance, we’re happy to provide robust heating and air conditioning repair and tune-up services for clients around Salt Lake City, including during this vital spring period. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over all the various elements that should be covered for your system during the spring, whether this is done on your own or with help from our professionals wherever necessary.

Scheduling Professional Maintenance

First and foremost, the baseline for this entire conversation starts with scheduling professional maintenance for your system. While this may sound like a given, many homeowners choose to skip out on these vital appointments and end up dealing with the consequences later.

At All Pro Appliance, we recommend that all of our clients schedule an annual inspection for their HVAC systems in order to ensure the best possible performance throughout the entire year. In fact many of the important elements of spring AC upkeep we’re about to discuss will be covered during this important annual check, allowing for any issues to be addressed as early as possible.

In addition, it’s important to note that scheduling professional maintenance may also be a requirement of your warranty provider, so make sure you take care of this step before spring arrives in order to ensure optimal coverage moving forward.

Filter Considerations

Filters should be something you’re thinking about all year round, and spring is no exception. Memory foam filters are often used in HVAC systems, and they should be checked every month or two during peak usage periods such as the summer season. During the spring it’s a good idea to clean any filters that have not been changed recently in order to allow for maximum air flow throughout your system.

It may also be a good idea to consider upgrading your air filters during the spring season in order to ensure optimal efficiency and performance. We offer many different types of upgraded filters for clients around Salt Lake City, and you can always ask our technicians about options that may best suit your system and budget.

Thermostat Checks or Upgrades

Another key element of spring HVAC maintenance is checking the thermostat. In many cases, an old or faulty thermostat can be a major source of inefficiency and discomfort, so it’s important to make sure yours is up to date.

If you have an older model that uses traditional mercury switches, now may be the time to consider upgrading to a new digital thermostat. These models are not only much more precise and accurate, but they also offer far greater control over your system’s functions, all in a sleek, user friendly package.

In part two of our series, we’ll look at some of the other key elements that should be taken into consideration when performing spring HVAC maintenance. Until then, contact us at All Pro Appliance to learn more about our professional repair and tune-up services throughout Salt Lake City – we look forward to working with you!

Several components in our homes should be considered seasonally when it comes to their maintenance and upkeep, and a good example here is your water heater. While water heaters are used all year long, their use frequency and the strain on their components varies heavily from the cold winter (where water needs to be heated to greater degrees) to the warmer summer (where water starts at a higher temperature and requires less heating).

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re happy to offer water heater repair and many other forms of appliance repair to clients around Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah. The late-winter or early spring period we’re in right now is often an ideal one for some basic water heater maintenance – either on your own or with help from our pros wherever needed, here are a few of the key upkeep areas to keep in mind for your water heater as we move from winter into the eventual summer.

Checking the System for Leaks

After the dead of the winter period where your water heater has been working its hardest, it’s important to check for any forms of leakage or dampness around your heater unit. A few drops of water here and there are fine, but a major leak may require repair work.

There are a few key areas to be inspecting as you look for signs of water damage, such as around the water heater’s thermostat, pressure valve and drain valve.

Cleaning Out the System

The colder winter months provide a great opportunity to clean out your water heater system before things warm up – this can help reduce strain on the components in summertime and also make sure it’s operating with as much efficiency as possible.

Clean out your heating elements and sediment trap thoroughly, flushing them both out to remove any dirt or debris that has built up over time. If you’re unsure of how to do this yourself, our team is here to help – we have the tools, parts and know-how to get the job done safely.

Flush Out Sediment

Another important part of water heater maintenance at this time of year is to flush out sediment that may have built up in the system over the winter period. Sediment can be a major issue for both efficiency and safety, so it’s important to address it as soon as possible – which again, our team is happy to help with if needed.

Consider Professional Service

If you’re unsure of any part of the water heater maintenance process outlined above, or if you just want to make sure the job is done properly and with as much safety as possible, contact our team at All Pro Appliance Service for professional help. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your water heater system!

For more information on water heater maintenance and repair, or to book an appointment with our pros in the Salt Lake City area, please don’t hesitate to reach out today. We look forward to helping you get your water heater ready for a warm summer of efficient operation!

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the reasons why it’s important to regularly clean your oven and stovetop area, plus some initial steps for doing so. Grease is a significant risk in these areas if it’s not properly removed, possibly leading to everything from annoyance to health concerns, but there are some very simple ways to avoid these risks with just a few periodic approaches.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re happy to provide appliance repair services for any appliance you own in Salt Lake City, including oven repairs for any need. In our oven repair programs, we often find that lack of grease removal is a key culprit in disrepair issues for many ovens, ranges and stovetop areas – with this in mind, let’s pick up where we left off in part one of our series and discuss how to finalize the cleaning of your oven (a process we’re happy to help with, if needed).

Spot Treating With Baking Soda Paste

We left off in part one with the formulation and application of a baking soda solution, one that involves one part baking soda and three parts warm water. Once you’ve got this mixed up, the first step is to begin spot-treating specific areas that need more attention.

This is best done by mixing a thicker paste – simply add a bit more baking soda until the solution reaches the preferred consistency. We recommend using a soft-bristle brush or cloth to apply this paste to areas in need, and then letting it rest for 15 minutes before cleaning it away with either warm water or a damp cloth.

Degreaser Soap

Once you’ve fully spot-treated your oven or stovetop area, the next step is to use a degreaser soap solution. This involves combining a quarter cup of dish detergent with two cups of warm water in a spray bottle – you’ll want to shake it up vigorously until it’s fully mixed.

The goal here is to saturate the entire surface that needs to be cleaned, and then allowing it to rest for 20 minutes before wiping away with a damp cloth or rag. Be sure not to use abrasive cleaning tools on your oven or stovetop surface, as this can cause scratches and other disrepair issues.

If Needed: Stronger Degreasing Products

In some cases, the process we’ve described here may not quite do the trick – if you feel your oven or stovetop area needs a bit more cleaning power, there are some strong chemical-based degreasing products available. Be sure to follow the instructions provided with any product closely, as different brands may require slightly different applications and precautions.

Finally, don’t forget to take preventative measures in the future as well – once your cleaning is done, make sure you take steps to avoid grease buildup by using a non-stick oven liner on the bottom rack and wiping up spills as soon as possible.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re here to help with any kind of appliance repair need for Salt Lake City area customers. If you’re having any kind of problem with your oven or stovetop, don’t hesitate to reach out – we’ll be happy to diagnose and repair any issue. Thanks for reading!

There are a few common things that tend to happen over time in the area of your oven, range and stovetop within the kitchen, and one of the most frequent is a buildup of grease. Cleaning grease deposits periodically is important for a few reasons, from maintaining aesthetics to keeping your appliances in tip-top shape to maximize their lifespan.

At All Pro Appliance Service, we’re happy to offer oven repairs and many related solutions for Utah clients – but we also help clients understand some of the risks that often lead to appliance damage or wear-and-tear in the first place. Grease is definitely on this list, and keeping it away from these appliances will often benefit them in multiple ways. This two-part blog series will go over some basics on why grease is a threat to ovens, ranges and related areas, plus some simple steps on how to remove it to avoid these risks.

Why Grease is a Risk on Ovens, Ranges and Stovetops

Firstly, grease buildup can lead to a visible lack of aesthetics in the kitchen if it’s allowed to accumulate too much. This is especially true on older ovens and ranges, where greasy deposits tend to discolor surfaces with black or yellowish stains.

However, there are also more serious risks that come from grease buildups on these appliances. Grease can often collect in crevices or tight spots where regular washing may not reach, and these areas can become a fire hazard over time – especially if your oven is used to bake something with high fat content. Additionally, the buildup of grease on the exterior of your oven can also lead to degraded temperature control within the appliance itself, leading to less efficient baking and cooking.

Luckily, it’s simple enough to remove grease before it gets to this level. Our subsequent sections will go over the basic steps for doing this.

Remove Dry Debris

Before you get to wet-cleaning, you’ll want to remove any dry debris that may be lingering on your oven or range. Using a soft brush such as an old toothbrush, gently scrub down the exterior of the appliance and look within crevices or tight spots for any stubborn residue. When done properly, this should often remove most of the grease before you even get to the next steps.

Apply Baking Soda Cleaning Solution

In most cases, the simplest solution for cleaning grease involves one part baking soda and three parts warm water. Mixing these together will produce a solution you can apply with a soft sponge; from here, you add a little more baking soda to make this an even thicker paste, then apply this to any particularly tough grease spots. After a few minutes, start wiping away the cleaning paste with your soft cloth or sponge – and if you’ve done everything correctly, this should remove most of the grease in the process.

In our next entry to this series, we’ll go over some additional steps to take if these steps don’t do the trick – plus how often you should be cleaning grease from these areas. For more here, or to learn about any of our appliance repair and HVAC services, speak to our team at All Pro Appliance Service today.

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