There are few appliances we can do without in UK homes, dishwashers are one of them. Gone are the days when we had to stand in front of the sink washing every piece of cutlery by hand. We can now pop everything into our dishwasher and let the machine do all the work. When something goes wrong with our dishwashers, we automatically think it is a problem with the machine, but expert plumbing companies in Birmingham suggest checking your drains before blaming the appliance.
To ensure your dishwasher lasts, take note of these preventative measures:
- Never use drain cleaning products in your washing machine
- Purchase a recommended detergent
- Schedule yearly maintenance checks
- Don’t leave the filter dirty – clean it weekly
- Address any problems as quickly as possible
Checking for Drainage Problems
- Blocked Filters
Remove and clean the filters to ensure they are clean and free of debris. Your filter is easy to find and simple to clean once located.
- Examine the Waste Hose
This component is used to clear waste out of your appliance, if it is damaged or clogged, your dishwasher won’t work properly.
- Inspect the Sink Waste
If your dishwasher is attached to your sink waste, this could be the problem. If water isn’t draining from the sink or it drains slowly, there may be a blockage.
Call a Professional
If your dishwasher still isn’t draining properly, despite all the repairs and cleaning you’ve done, the problem is likely somewhere deeper in the plumbing system.