How Landlords Test Their Appliances Before the Tenants Move In
Although it is not essential for landlords to supply the white goods in a home, the vast majority of landlords very often do.
It is a good set of working white goods that make a rental attractive and will raise the interest of a potential renter.
As the householder, you would probably want the renter to have a comfortable time within your property.
Making sure all the appliances are in good working order is a sure fire way of making this so.
Tenants will be quick to tell you that one of the appliances has packed in or is malfunctioning.
There are certain symptoms to look out for when testing appliances and usually there are no tools required.
Landlords Should Test The Dryer
Dryers are often an appliance that can overheat. A fire can start if the dryer is not checked thoroughly before use.
You can test the dryer by checking for vibrations or squeaking noise.
This means the belt has become loose.
Set the drying cycle to an hour on “normal” and monitor how long it takes for the dryer to shut off.
It should take 60 minutes if the manual timer is working properly.
The washing machine often gets blocked because of something stuck in the hose.
If you wash a sample load and make sure the machine drains properly, it can be determined the appliance it is in good working order.
The things to listen out for are strange rattling or grinding noises.
If you are a property owner and want to test the appliances, one of the easiest tasks in the refrigerator.
Open the door and close it. Feel the pull as you get the seal to shut firmly.
If there is no firmness, it may be that you need new gaskets (seals) or they could be torn.
Buy a fridge thermometer and leave it on for 12 hours. The temperature should be no more than 4c (39F).
The Water Heater Test
The water heater can be tested by turning on the hot taps and making sure they all produce pleasantly hot water.
Check the colour of the water too. If the water is brown-tinted or yellowish it might mean the tank needs to be drained.
The cooker needs to have each burner or heat element produce a maximum flame or a healthy glow.
Set the oven temperature to 400F and test that it reaches this desired heat by placing an oven thermometer inside.
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