Don’t you just hate the radiator clunking out in the middle of winter? Or when the washing machine sounds too noisily? We can’t decide when instances like this happen but it’s better prepared. Just read on to see general guidelines that every appliance repair Edmonton technician wants you to know and what to do should it happen.
- Dust, dust and more dust!
Let’s face it. Some people put their appliances anywhere. From corners to poorly ventilated rooms, dust can be a massive and oh so common problem. All this dust can break down an appliance, no joke. You can do well by vacuuming the appliance after dismantling it. Some technicians such as those in the mobile phone industry, prefer to hose high pressure air into dirty crevices. The solution? Cover your appliances and vacuum often.
- Rust and Oven Grease, oh my!
There’s a reason why there is coating on steel. These coatings are vital to keep rust at bay. Rust can eat away important frames until the entire appliance is exposed. Always wipe out excess moisture with a clean dry cloth.
On the other hand, oil is okay but too much especially on oven tops can clog the ignite system. It’s a fairly common trouble that repairmen often bring cleaning solutions with them to house calls. After all the cleaning, the appliance works again. A miracle? Think again.
- Write down the estimate and ask for an official invoice
Did you know that estimates are actually free upon request? Estimates should be made before any repairs start so you could either accept or refuse the repair job. This is especially useful if the charges could amount to a hefty $50.
Should you proceed to repair, you must also receive an official invoice. It’s your right as a customer and this allows you to be covered for about three months. By ‘covered’, it means you may be given a free repair within the allotted time for the same issue.
- What if the appliance is too expensive to be repaired or it’s irreparable?
You have an option to recycle it to the nearest recycling plant. Selling it to junk shops is also a viable option. You may not be able to cite a high mark for it, unfortunately. But if the appliance is an antique, it could be sold to enthusiastic collectors. There is a niche for non working radios, cameras, clocks, and gas pumps.
- Double Blessing
ENERGY STAR is a tag meant to label appliances which requires less than 20% of the energy normal appliances use. Less the energy, less the electricity bill! They make up for being efficient, too. Imagine washing machines using half of the water you normally would need for a regular one.
Also, depending on use, these appliances can last up to 20 years. Just think of an oven you could give as an heirloom!
Knowing how to maintain your appliances allows you to extend the life of the appliances. It is also very cost-effective and time saving. And the tips stated above will somehow help you in that journey. However, when things go out of hand, it is best to call a pro for your appliance repair in Edmonton.