Lessons Learned About Kitchens

Lessons Learned About Kitchens

How to Take Care of Your Home Appliances

Electrical appliances vary in their care, and it is impossible to provide specific instructions for every item and model. So if your manual couldn’t be found, it may be a wise idea to request for a replacement. Remember to give the model number (usually stamped on the appliance) to your manufacturer or dealer.

To provide general care and maintain safety, remember the following:

Fuses
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Fuses are safety devices that obstruct electric power when there are issues with a specific circuit. The tiny metal wall box that houses them is generally placed in the basement. When an electric circuit is overloaded, the soft metal strip in the fuse will melt, preventing electricity from being transmitted.
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Worn cords, defective equipment and an overloaded are three examples of causes of blown fuses. Replacing a blown fuse with a new one is easy, but their amperage (indicated on the screw end) must be equal. If you cannot detect the problem or the new fuse blows, call in a professional as soon as you can.

Electric Light Bulbs

Plugs, cords and circuit loads are, of course, basic considerations. Most people know what electric light bulbs, but lack knowledge about them. First and foremost, wattage must be just right for their purpose. You can get this information from any electric power company.

Light Fixtures

You may be meticulous about getting the proper lights or bulbs and still not get sufficient light. Shades, bulbs and reflecting bowls that are too dusty or soiled will make you lose so much light. The lamp must be turned off and the shades, bulbs, and other parts dusted when you clean your furniture.

Remove and wash any shades and bowls that have become greasy. Such items are like other glassware in that they are washable, but bulbs and fluorescent tubes are not. Instead, just wait for them to cool, clean them with a damp, soapy piece of cloth, and wipe them dry.

Very importantly, your hands should be completely dry before you attach them back. If the tubes and bulbs are still dark-looking even after a clean, that means they are almost expired, which is why they are giving poor light. New ones may have to be screwed in.

Disposal

It is very important to dispose of old bulbs and tubes properly. In fires, they can cause small minor explosions. When thrown out carelessly, they can cause serious cuts, most especially on children. In addition, the materials used in some types of fluorescent tubes can also be harmful when released as the glass breaks.

To summarize, keep in mind that overloaded circuits, worn cords and defective equipment can cause blown fuses. When using electric light bulbs, the wattage must be suitable for the purpose, and light fixtures should be kept clean so you can maximize light output.