There are numerous appliances designed to make our lives easier. When it comes to your kitchen, the top additional appliances are garbage disposals and dishwashers. A dishwasher cleans your dishes with ease, saving you time. It also controls the amount of water being used, saving you on water waste and expensive water bills. The average dishwasher can last up to 10 years when properly maintained. If your dishwasher is getting older, or repairs are getting expensive, it may be time to upgrade to a new dishwasher system.
Factors to Consider
Upgrading to a new dishwasher system is an investment. That is why it is beneficial to know what factors you need to consider before making that decision. This includes:
- Quality of your wash cycles. If you notice dishes not as clean as they should be, you may have an issue with your wash cycle. This could be the cleaner not releasing, a lack of pressure, or not enough water circulating.
- Age of your appliance. With any appliance, regular wear and tear will start to affect your system. If you’ve already needed repairs, or if your system is over 10 years old, it may be a better investment to purchase a newer, more efficient model.
- Rust. If you notice rust outside of your dishwasher, this isn’t necessarily a sign you need to immediately upgrade but rust inside can be a different story. Rust can be a sign of significant water leaks or other serious problems.
- Water leaks. Water outside of the dishwasher could be a safety hazard. This also often indicates that there is an issue within the system. If you notice any leaks, it is important to call in a professional as quickly as possible.
Let Us Help
A dishwasher is a great tool for making chores easier. If yours isn’t performing as it should, it could be time to update. We can help inspect your current dishwasher and offer advice or repair services. We can also install your new appliance, ensuring everything is hooked up correctly. Contact us with any questions or to schedule your next plumbing service.