During any time of the year, a plumbing failure will cause stress and frustration. But, during the holiday season the situation is compounded. Things like overnight guests visiting, a meal or two to prepare, and cold weather all make plumbing failures feel infinitely more stressful.
While any plumbing failure is going to a difficult one, during the holiday season one of the most devastating plumbing failures is anything to do with the dishwasher.
All year around your dishwasher is one that you count on to help you speed up your chores and get on to the next task.
But, during the holiday season your dishwasher is your best friend for getting the huge amounts of dishes cleaned up so that you can go and spend more quality time with your loved ones.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right kind of soap, so that your dishwasher is up to the task of those holiday dishes:
- When you are at the bulk shopping store, leave dishwasher soap off of your list. While it is the most cost effective way to purchase, in the long run it will be a waste of money. Powdered dishwasher soap only has a shelf-life of about three weeks, before the soap properties dry out from the air. So, if you purchase a huge bucket of soap, once you crack it open you better make sure you’re going to use it in the next three weeks.
- When you are comparing dishwasher soap, make sure to purchase powdered soap instead of gel. The gel soap usually has bleach with chlorine in it, which can be corrosive to the mechanisms and will dry out the rubber gasket that seals the door. If you do decide to purchase gel soap, check the ingredient list for one that does not include chlorine bleach.
- A good way to ensure that you are getting the most for your money, is to purchase the soap pods or tablets. These are designed with powdered soap and are not vulnerable to drying out when the air touches them. These also come in bulk sizes.
A major way that you can keep your dishwasher in top working order is to use the right kind of soap. While many people simply choose their dishwasher soap based on price or scent, there is actually much more to the process. Ensure that your dishwasher is up to the task of the holiday dishes by following these tips and get the best soap.