Are you in the market for a new dishwasher? Each year, there are claims on Massachusetts home insurance for compensation for water damage following failures in the supply connections and supply hoses of dishwashing machines. Therefore, it is important to ensure that your new dishwasher is correctly installed and maintained.
What features should you look for when you visit the appliance showroom to check out dishwashers?
- • Check the Energy Star rating of each dishwasher to get an idea of its energy efficiency and running costs.
- • Make sure that the brand and model you choose can be repaired and maintained by a service company in your local area.
- • Look for flexible features like special settings for pots and pans, adjustable racks and other convenient design features.
Having purchased and installed your new dishwasher prolong its life by careful maintenance. Keep the water dispensers, detergent dispensers, and filters clean, and replace supply hoses if you notice signs of wear or damage. Conserve resources by waiting until your dishwasher is full before starting a cycle, using the quick cycle, and letting dishes air dry with the door of the appliance open.
Installing a new dishwasher may have insurance implications, so be sure to tell your agent and discuss whether your Massachusetts home insurance coverage should be adjusted. Read the terms of your insurance policy if you are uncertain what types of water damage and household mishaps can be claimed under your coverage!