Top 5 Surprises for New Homeowners

By Lyle Weischwill | Mar. 04, 2022 7:31 am PST

Buying a new home is exciting, but it also means taking care of appliances that might not have been on your radar before. Appliances need basic upkeep to stay in top shape, but with more things than ever on the honey-do list, it can be difficult to keep up. Let Sears help you with that.

Failing to keep up with basic appliance care can result in some unsavory consequences in your new home. This article and video talks about how to avoid the top five surprises for new homeowners.

5. Check for Mold and Water Collection in Your Front-loading Washing Machine

Lint and detergent residue in the folds of a washer’s rubber door boot can cause mildew. Without regular cleanings, your laundry room will begin to smell musty.

4. Check Your Dishwasher Spray Arm for Food Particles and Limescale Buildup

Without regular cleanings, your dishes might not be getting clean. And who wants to eat off dirty dishes?

3. Clean Out Your Dryer Lint

Lint buildup in your dryer doesn’t just inhibit the clothes drying process, excess lint inside your dryer can catch fire. Keep your home and family safe by cleaning lint out of the dryer’s exhaust system regularly.

2. Change Your Refrigerator’s Air and Water Filters

Replacing the refrigerator water filter helps keep your family healthy. Changing the air filter at the same time you replace the water filter will keep your refrigerator smelling fresh. Don’t ignore the filter status light on your refrigerator’s display. Change the filters every 6 months or when the reminder light turns on.

1. Dealing With the ‘Quick Fix’

Don’t worry about finding the owner’s manual and trying to figure out what’s wrong with a broken high-tech appliance. Call Sears. Not only can we repair your appliance, we offer Clean & Maintain packages for both kitchen and laundry appliances that will help keep them in good working order. Relax and enjoy your new home with the peace of mind that if issues arise, Sears Home Services has your back. Depend on us for the home and appliance expertise you need to keep everything in top shape.

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