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Common Signs It’s Time to Repair Your Clothes Dryer

January 17th, 2018

cat in the dryerMost people never give their dryer a second thought until something goes wrong, but following that path can make the issue worse than needed. Catching maintenance problems and hiring a dryer repair team at the first sign of trouble can save you time and money over the long run. When you learn the things for which you should look, you can stop problems from progressing, and you might even save money on your energy bill. While many things could go wrong with your clothes dryer, some issues are more common than others:

Long Drying Times

If you believe that your dryer has fallen into disrepair, start tracking the amount of time it takes for your clothes to dry. Some maintenance problems will reduce the efficiency of your dryer, and it will need more time to get the job done. At first, you will probably need to wait an extra five or 10 minutes for the cycle to complete, but you could end up waiting for much longer if you don’t address the problem fast. Read the rest of this entry »

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Signs Your Washing Machine Might Need a Repair

December 22nd, 2017

front loading washing machineIf you have placed your clothes in the washing machine and noticed a problem, you might be wondering if it’s time to get a washing machine repair service. Not everyone knows how to spot the signs of trouble when their appliances stop functioning correctly.

But you can look for a few red flags if you believe that your washing machine needs service. Not only can a faulty washing machine prevent you from cleaning your clothes, but it can also increase your water and energy consumption if you don’t get the issue under control. The following signs will let you know that you need to speak with a professional: Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Hire a Repairman For Your Home Appliance?

November 27th, 2017

toy in dishwasher sudsIf your dishwasher or another appliance in your home has recently broken, you are likely wondering what you should do so that you can solve the problem as quickly as possible. A broken dishwasher can cost you time and money if you don’t take steps to get it back up and running, but you might not know where to turn for answers. The good news is that you can come to us when you need dishwasher repair services, and we promise that we won’t let you down. You will know that you are in good hands as soon as a member of our team arrives at your door, and you will uncover the top benefits of hiring us. Read the rest of this entry »

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Signs of a Faulty Dishwasher

October 31st, 2017

open dishwasherA dishwasher offers so much convenience, eliminating time spent washing and drying dishes by hand, not to mention all the scrubbing and wrinkled fingers that go along with that. That’s why it can be a real nuisance when you sense something is up with your dishwasher. Here are a few signs that you are in need of dishwasher repair: Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Tips on Keeping Your Refrigerator in a Garage

October 2nd, 2017

upright freezerA refrigerator is one appliance that you’re likely to find in every home. While most people prefer to keep it in the kitchen, a refrigerator or a freezer can be placed in a garage especially if you’re using the space as an extension of your living area. However, special consideration must be made during winter to ensure it’s working efficiently. Here are five tips on how to keep a refrigerator or freezer in a garage:

1. Placement

The ideal place to keep your freezer in a garage is on a flat, dry and cool floor. Freezers that are put in cool places tend to save energy. However, according to Consumer Reports, “check product specifications if you plan to put the freezer in an unheated area, such as a garage.” Aim to keep it away from a window, but the top and back should get enough air circulation to prevent overheating. If placed in your garage, the freezer will work twice as hard in summer to keep your food frozen.

2. Extreme Temperatures

The most common issues you’ll hear during winter is that a garage freezer is not that cold or making ice at a fast pace. This is because during winter the temperature in the garage can get too low which can affect the compressor. If the compressor malfunctions, the freezer becomes warm. In such a scenario an expert in refrigerator repair can help sort the problem and prevent your appliance from getting affected by temperature fluctuations. Avoid trying to fix the appliance as it can make the problem worse.

3. Convenience

There are different parts of a refrigerator such as a thermostat and compressor. All components need to be in good condition for your appliance to be in optimum working condition. If one part malfunctions then your fridge will not work, and you increase the chances of your food spoiling. When your refrigerator or freezer needs a tune up a professional and experienced refrigerator repair can help diagnose the problem.

4. Design

The design of your fridge can assist in determining whether or not it will function properly in unheated spaces. The chest freezer design which opens at the top tend to have tight seals but take up more floor space. On the other hand, upright refrigerators help in organizing food, but their seals are not as tight as the chest style. While you can maximize the space in your house by placing your freezer in the garage; its design will determine how much space will be occupied.

5. Energy Saving

According to the Department of Energy, “ENERGY STAR-qualified refrigerators use 15% less energy than non-qualified models.” Therefore no matter which freezer you put in a garage always opt for a design that has the Energy Star label. Also, go for those with tight door seals to help save energy consumption.

Placing your refrigerator or freezer in the garage can help save on space, time and energy. A freezer can also save you the extra money and time needed to make frequent trips to a grocery store. Your appliance will stay in good shape with maintenance scheduled with a qualified refrigerator repair technician.

Photo by Stephanie Dillingham from Flickr using Creative Commons license.

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Getting A Home Wine Cooler

August 21st, 2017

Pinot Grigio wine grapes prior to harvest during vintage 2012If you are passionate about wine and would like to start your own collection, you are likely wondering about getting a home wine cooler. A home wine cooler provides access to a range of wines anytime you want, and you can save bottles for the right occasion. Before you act, you will want to learn the proper steps and to keep a few factors in mind. Doing so will stop you from running into unneeded problems along the way. You will be able to move forward without stress, and your wine cooler will make a fantastic addition to your house.

Wine Cooler Size

Feeling eager to buy their home wine cooler, people often start this home improvement project without considering the number of wine bottles that they want to store, which is a mistake you will want to avoid. Some people purchase a home wine cooler that is too small for their needs, forcing them to tear it down. Other homeowners will purchase that is too large, which prevents them from using the space to complete other projects. If you want to store your wine for years at a time, keep that factor in mind as you move forward. To avoid common pitfalls, take measurements so that you can get the wine cooler that fits your requirements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Electric Stove Repair Guide

June 29th, 2017

electric stove burnerFor those who use electric stoves to cook, some problems can inhibit your cooking ability. While taking the necessary precautions when trying to troubleshoot, maintain or repair an electric stove is crucial, you’ll be able to diagnose most of the issues. Here’s a review of the most common electric stove issues:

Your electric stove won’t turn on

If you can’t turn your electric stove on, odds are the unit is not getting electricity. Making sure it’s properly plugged in should be your first step, and if it is, you probably have a defective outlet. Even so, it’s possible you have a blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker, or severed cable. If none of the issues mentioned above is to blame, contact an electric stove repair company. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gas Stove Repair Guide

June 13th, 2017

gas stove flameFor those who use gas stoves to cook, several issues can keep you from cooking. Fortunately, troubleshooting takes a few minutes. However, taking the necessary precautions is a must when trying to troubleshoot, maintain or repair a gas stove. The most common gas stove problems include:

The surface burner just won’t light

It’s common for gas stove owners to complain about surface burners that won’t light. The most likely culprits include clogged burner portholes or a defective ignition switch. Even so, you’ll want to confirm that your gas stove is correctly plugged in if it features an electric igniter. If the power is on and your circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped, a plugged-in gas stove that features an electric igniter is supposed to click repeatedly when the dial is set to light. If the stove does not produce a click, your ignition switch has probably malfunctioned. You should smell the gas if there’s a click but no flame, and if you don’t, then you probably have a gas flow issue. Either way, calling in a professional is the best option. Read the rest of this entry »

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Understanding the Dangers of Lint In Your Clothes Dryer

May 2nd, 2017

dryer lintYour clothes dryer performs the miraculous job of fluffing and drying your fabrics in record time. There’s no longer a need to hang the clothes outside, which saves you time. However, your appliance still requires some maintenance on a daily basis. Take a moment to understand the dangers of the clothes dryer when it comes to dryer lint accumulation. Taking a few seconds out of your day to keep it clean can stop a fire from beginning in the first place.

How Lint Gets Trapped

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Why Your Refrigerator Keeps Running

April 12th, 2017

milwaukee refrigerator repairKeeping your appliances in good working order is essential to ensure that you can manage your responsibilities effectively. Your family depends on your washer and dryer, dishwasher, stove and refrigerator to deal with everyday activities. Your refrigerator is especially important for your family as a way to store perishable food safely. If your refrigerator is running continuously, it may be time to seek help from a professional Milwaukee refrigerator repair specialist.

Why Your Refrigerator May Be Running Overtime

A few issues can cause your refrigerator to run almost all the time: Read the rest of this entry »

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