What are you most excited about as the holiday season approaches? Some of our favorite things include seeing the sparkling lights, enjoying cozy sweaters, and making delicious traditional meals!

What you’re probably not looking forward to is the possibility that a kitchen appliance might not perform properly. Don’t let household dilemmas ruin your festivities: Take some steps to prevent any misfires and take advantage of our holiday home maintenance services to ensure a smooth holiday cooking experience.

Help Prevent Breakdowns by Deep Cleaning

Many of us have a regular cleaning routine—do the dishes, wipe down flat surfaces, vacuum the floor, and so on. The holidays are the perfect time to take it up a notch and include some deep cleaning tasks we might ordinarily overlook. Doing so can help make sure everything is working properly.

Spend a little time deep-cleaning the appliances that are most likely to have issues. A survey from Consumer Reports 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.

So, to make sure you don’t face these issues at the worst time, pull the fridge away from the wall and clean out the dust from the mechanical coils. Check all the heating elements or gas burners on your oven and stove to ensure they heat and ignite fully, giving them a good clean along the way. And get your dishwasher squeaky clean 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.

Do a Cooking Test Run

Once you’ve deep cleaned your appliances, take them for a spin! A couple of weeks before your holiday meal, fire up your stove to make some prosciutto-wrapped asparagus or pop a loaf of your favorite bread in the oven. Then be sure to load up the dishwasher to make sure everything comes out clean. 

Not only will you get to enjoy your holiday favorites twice, but you’ll also know in advance if there are any problems with your major appliances. That will allow you to schedule a time for the appliances to be repaired before the day of your small event. 

Reach Out to Our Maintenance Crew

At Le Med Apartment Homes, we want your holiday celebrations to be as magical and memory-filled as you envision. That’s why our on-site management and 24-hour maintenance teams are here to help if your appliances are giving you trouble. Whether it’s your garbage disposal, a stove burner, or anything else that has quit working, you can visit the Le Med Apartment Homes Resident Portal to submit a work order. We will respond right away and schedule a time for the repair, getting you back on track to holiday happiness. 

There’s nothing better than being prepared to help alleviate any stress around the holidays. So spend a little time both cleaning and testing out your kitchen appliances, and remember to reach out to our maintenance team for any holiday home maintenance services you might need. The entire staff here at Le Med Apartment Homes sincerely wants your holiday wishes to come true this year!