Protecting Appliances in Your Basement

If you’re like most people, there’s probably at least one appliance stored or being used in your basement. Washers, dryers, refrigerators, chest freezers…the list goes on. Having valuable appliances stored in your basement means that you need to take extra care and consideration in how the space is used and maintained. After all, you want to make sure that they stay working at their best for many years to come.

Here’s how you can protect your appliances when they live in your basement:

    • Clean Appliances Regularly: You may not think about cleaning them, but it’s important to their overall lifespan to do so. Regularly dust, remove dirt and debris, and clean around vents, condensers, hookups, or other components that can wear out faster when left dirty.
  • Watch Out For Moisture: Excess moisture in your basement can mean mold, mildew, and rust on your appliances. Make sure your appliances are protected from moisture by using a dehumidifier regularly in your basement, placing water-prone appliances like washing machines in drain pains, and investing in water resistant flooring options, like Floorguard®. Sealing your walls and floor with a moisture barrier also makes your basement look better, too!

From water resistant flooring options to regular cleanings, caring for your appliances starts with how you store them. Make sure you’re not skipping the extra care and consideration your appliances need in your home.