The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog
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The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog

Welcome to my blog. When it comes to taking care of appliances, it can be an art. You have to use them correctly, know how to look for signs of trouble and understand how to do simple repairs. Hi, my name is Kelsey, and in this blog, I am going to write everything I know about appliances and related topics. This is my first blog, but I have written in many other types of venues before -- I'm even old enough to have had a 'zine (if you can believe that). I live with my husband, my three daughters, and our dog. Cleaning pet hair of of the dryer and repairing blades on the blender has become my specialty over the years. Enjoy reading!

The Art of Appliance Service: An Appliance Blog

Is Your Washing Machine Holding Your Career Back? Laundry Advice For Cleaner, Fresher Laundry

Leevi Saari

Dressing for success is a good policy for every employee, but it can be a difficult task to accomplish when your laundered clothing does not look its very best. While this problem can be related to the choice of fabrics and styles you select, it can also be related to the way the clothing is cared for and whether the washing machine you use is performing properly. If your career advancement has stalled and you are worried that your clothing may be the reason, the following laundry advice can help you revive both your wardrobe and your career. 

Improper use of the washing machine

Clothing that fails to look fresh and clean, even when freshly laundered can be a common problem when the washing machine is not being used correctly. Some of the most common mistakes people make when doing laundry at home include

  • failing to use the proper settings on the washer

  • putting too many articles of clothing in each load

  • using too much or too little detergent

  • failing to adjust water temperatures for different types of clothing

  • failing to clean out the pockets of clothing before laundering

Most of these problems can be remedied by taking time to study the clothing care labels on your work wardrobe, as well as laundry product instructions and the manufacturer's directions for usage that were included when you purchased your washing machine. When loading laundry, it is always important to clean out pockets carefully, sort clothing by both color and care type, and make sure that the settings on the washer and the size of each load are correct.

Possible problems with the operation of the washing machine

Some laundry problems can persist, even when the operator takes care to follow all the optimal directions for fabric care and the operation of the machine. Clothing that still looks drab or unclean may not be your fault. Instead, spots on clothing and laundry that fails to look as clean as it should may be the result of a problem inside your washing machine.

Detergents, softeners, and other laundry additives, combined with minerals in water and the dirt in your clothing, can build up inside your washing machine and prevent it from giving you an optimal laundry experience. If you have noticed that your laundry looks dull or you are finding unexplained stains and spots on your laundry, contacting an appliance repair service like A-1 Appliance Service can help you achieve your goal of dressing for success.