The holiday season is quickly approaching, and people all over the country are making plans for delicious meals. There are plenty of things to stress about as you prepare, but you shouldn’t let appliance issues be one of them.

Putting holiday home maintenance services to use can help you avoid appliance meltdowns over the holidays. With a little work ahead of time, you can see to it that your appliances make your life easier. Here’s how holiday home maintenance services can help you stress less. 

Give Your Appliances a Scrub

It’s not uncommon to have trouble with an appliance now and then. In fact, a large Consumer Reports survey found that 6 percent of respondents reported problems with cooking elements not lighting or heating up on ranges, while 5 percent of people reported refrigerators that didn’t cool properly. An even larger 11 percent of people said their dishwashers stopped properly cleaning. 

Cleaning out the refrigerator or scrubbing the oven isn’t anyone’s favorite job, but keeping appliances clean is essential. Not only does it feel good to see your face in the shiny reflection of your fridge, but performing regular cleanings can keep appliances in good working order.

Take some time in the coming days and weeks to pull the fridge away from the wall and clean out the dust from the mechanical coils. Deep clean your oven and stove top, making sure all heating elements or gas burners heat and ignite fully. And make sure to clean your dishwasher by setting a single dishwasher-safe cup of white vinegar on the top rack and running a full cycle. These extra steps will help ensure a happier holiday season.

Cook Up a Pre-holiday Storm

The only thing better than a delicious holiday meal is two or three delicious holiday meals. Use appliance checkups as an excuse to perfect your recipes with a few trial runs. Whip up some mashed potatoes and a pie and be sure to check if your oven and stove are on point. Even the dishwasher and fridge can benefit from a trial run to make sure they’re up to the task. If they aren’t, you have plenty of time to get any issues addressed.

Leave It to Us

At Crestwood Apartments, we want your holiday celebrations to be as magical and memory-filled as you envision. To help ensure that seasonal magic, our management and maintenance teams will help if you are having problems with your appliances. If you have discovered that your garbage disposal or a stove burner has quit working, simply visit Crestwood Apartments’ Resident Portal and submit a work order. Our team will schedule a time for the repair, getting you back on track to holiday happiness. 

Holiday home maintenance services can transform holiday stress into bliss. Testing out your appliances, taking care of them, and getting issues addressed will help you avoid obstacles when it comes time to cook up your favorite holiday meals. Our staff at Crestwood Apartments is here to assist you with any appliance needs.