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AHAM Releases Fact Sheet on Saltwater Intrusion and Appliance Care


The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has released a new fact sheet about the potential effects saltwater intrusion can have on home appliances, with tips on how to mitigate damaging effects.

As AHAM notes, saltwater intrusion can be harmful for home appliances, especially if it persists long-term. To that end, the fact sheet includes tips that can protect appliances from corrosion and damage to components. AHAM’s tips cover what to do for specific appliances, including refrigerator/freezers with water dispensers or ice makers, dishwashers, clothes washers and clothes dryers, ovens, and small appliances.

In general, consumers should limit the exposure of their appliances to any elevated levels of salt contamination because certain components could be sensitive to salt, AHAM advises.

Access more guidance on AHAM’s fact sheet online.

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