The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with all the festivities come all the favorite holiday traditions and memories ready to be cherished. The best of those memories usually center around a perfectly roasted Thanksgiving turkey, stringing up lights on the Christmas tree, or baking up delicious holiday treats. Holiday traditions might also include switching the thermostat from cold to heat for the first time or enjoying some extra time in a hot shower on a cold, winter morning. 

However, none of these traditions can be fully enjoyed without properly working household appliances. Discovering faulty power outlets, having kitchen appliances break down, and running out of hot water are all issues that are never a welcome part of the holiday season. Household problems don’t have to put a damper on your festivities, though. By adding the following holiday home maintenance services to your holiday to-do list, you can keep your celebrations stress-free and magical. 

Deep Clean Your Appliances

If you are like most others, deep cleaning is likely on your holiday to-do checklist. As you grab those cleaning supplies, add some additional supplies and tools to give your household appliances some extra attention. 

With dishwashers, ovens, and refrigerators being reported as the top appliances to break down (according to a Consumer Reports survey of 381,000 appliances), now is the perfect time to add those appliances to your cleaning list to help ensure all goes according to plan with holiday baking and cooking.

Start by deep cleaning your oven and stovetop, making sure they both heat and ignite properly. Pull your fridge away from the wall to clean out the dust from the mechanical coils. Be sure to run your dishwasher through a good cleaning by simply setting a single dishwasher-safe cup of white vinegar on the top rack for a full cycle. Simply adding these extra steps to your holiday to-do list will help ensure your holidays are less stressful and more magical. 

Plan a Cooking Dress Rehearsal

Whether or not you have been using your kitchen appliances recently, it is still a good idea to give everything a good test run before the holidays. A few days or weeks before your meal, plan a cooking dress rehearsal. Simply whip up a batch of cookies or a homemade casserole. Then, load up that dishwasher to make sure everything comes out clean. This test run will surely signal any problems with those appliances and allow you plenty of time to get everything repaired before you start preparing for that big holiday dinner. 

Contact Our Maintenance Team

The staff here at The 3900 wants your holiday celebrations to be as stress-free and memory-filled as possible. To keep that seasonal magic intact, our 24-hour maintenance and on-site management teams are available to help with any holiday home maintenance service needs. If your dishwasher, fridge, or hot water heater is no longer working, log in to The 3900’s Resident Portal and submit a work order. We’ll schedule an appointment to get your appliance up and running again right away.

Avoid the added stress of holiday home maintenance services this holiday season by deploying a little extra cleaning elbow grease, planning a kitchen test run, and contacting our maintenance team when help is needed. The 3900 team sincerely hopes your holiday wishes come true this year!