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Why Hire a Repairman for Your Home Appliance?

May 10th, 2019

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Before you swing that hammer . . .

Your household appliances are essential to your life. You rely on them to prepare meals, preserve food, heat water, and launder your clothes. Appliances make life easier. When a key appliance such as your stove, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, or washing machine stop working, it can throw you off. You will want to fix the problem as fast as possible. Instead of trying to repair your appliance yourself, here are reasons to call in an expert for appliance repair.

Safety

Appliances have multiple moving parts and are very complex. These features combined with electricity can make attempting a do-it-yourself repair very dangerous. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, large appliances resulted in 18% of all consumer electrocution deaths from 2010 to 2013. During that same time period, small appliances resulted in 12% of the reported electrocution deaths. The CPSC reports that a majority of the electrocution deaths from appliances occurred when people were trying to repair their appliances themselves. If you attempt appliance repair on your own, you could start a fire or suffer an electrical injury. A professional has the training and certification necessary to troubleshoot what is wrong and to fix your appliance in a safe manner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Add Your Home Appliances to Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

April 23rd, 2019

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Not just the porch! Appliances need spring cleaning too.

Springtime is an excellent time to clean your whole home. With fresh air blowing through your windows, you have an excellent opportunity to get rid of odors, dust and dirt that may have built up on your rugs, upholstery, hardwood floors and furniture. In addition, be sure to take your cleaning to the next level by including your home appliances on your spring cleaning checklist.

Cleaning Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher is probably filled with bits of food as well as hard water deposits from frequent use. Thoroughly clean the screens and filters on the bottom of the dishwasher and also wipe down the sprayer arms. You may even want to use a shop vac to get rid of food debris. For very difficult-to-remove lime or calcium deposits, consider cleaning with a commercial cleanser, such as CLR or Lime-Away. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Your Detergent Ruining Your Washing Machine?

April 8th, 2019

washing detergent soap bubblesEveryone wants clean clothes. Some individuals believe that using extra soap will ensure that the job is accomplished. Unfortunately, this is quite the opposite. If you are using too much detergent or the wrong type of detergent, you may be ruining your clothes and causing damage to your machine. To avoid the need for washing machine repair, here are some useful tips for picking a detergent and using the correct amount. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Cleaning The Vent Of Your Clothes Dryer Is Important

March 18th, 2019

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Squirrels can fit into tiny holes like a dryer vent

Most people depend on their clothes dryers so that they can do their laundry in the convenience of their homes rather than having to cart it to a laundromat. Clothes dryers have reduced the hassle of this universal household chore. However, making certain that your dryer is properly maintained and in good repair is crucial. If you do not regularly clean your clothes dryer vent, your dryer may cause a devastating fire.

Prevalence of clothes dryer fires in the U.S.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 2,900 fires that start with clothes dryers are reported each year. An average of 100 people are injured and five people are killed in fires caused by clothes dryers, and the fires cause an estimated $35 million in annual property losses. At 35 percent, the leading cause of clothes dryer fires is failing to properly clean the clothes dryer vent. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dave’s Appliance Service Earns 2018 Angie’s List Super Service Award

February 11th, 2019

2018 Angie's List Super Service AwardAward reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Menomonee Falls, WI, February 11, 2019 – Dave’s Appliance Service is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2018.

“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2018 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

Dave’s Appliance Service has been an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner since 2013. This is the sixth year in a row that Dave’s Appliance Service has received this honor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Your Home Appliance Warranty Expired. Now What?

February 11th, 2019

Clothes Washer in basementFinding the right repair service after your home appliance warranty expires can be a challenging process. Working with an established company that specializes in home appliance repair in Milwaukee can often provide added peace of mind for residents of our area. Here are some of the most important things to look for when choosing a repair company for your appliances in Milwaukee and the surrounding communities.

Appliance Experience and Know-How

Choosing a company that has been in business for many years can provide you with added confidence when arranging for repairs of washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, garbage disposals and other home appliances. Companies that have been around for a while are more likely to have the knowledge and training needed to resolve your repair needs quickly and in the most cost-effective way possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Your Dryer Might Take Too Long to Dry Clothes

January 11th, 2019

Clothes Dryer with clothes hanging outClothes dryers work pretty simply, so there are only a few reasons why they don’t work right. The biggest problem is that too many people try to fix dryers themselves. Although the reasons for failure are simple, dryer repair takes some skill. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional. It will save you money in the long run and ensure a faster, long-lasting repair.

The Most Common Dryer Problems

The most common reasons that your clothes aren’t getting dry fast enough include these issues: Read the rest of this entry »

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7 Signs That You Should Call a Professional for Your Home Appliance Repairs

December 21st, 2018

washing machine control panelAccording to the most accurate forecasts, the U.S. household appliance industry will be worth $60 billion by 2025.  While new appliances may be appealing to some, spending a little extra on home appliance repair is a better investment for many. Here are a few signs that you should hire a professional for repairs rather than taking the DIY route:

1. Your Tool Collection Fits in a Shoebox

If you want to get any job done right, you’ll need specific tools for any given scenario. The reality is that a few screwdrivers and locking pliers probably won’t be enough to fix a refrigerator on the fritz. Professional repair technicians have the tools necessary to bring your appliances up to snuff. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Right Detergent for Your Washing Machine

December 13th, 2018

laundry detergent on grocery shelfIf you would like to get the most from your washing machine and keep it in great shape for years to come, you need to follow the right steps and have some tips in mind. Not using the right washing machine detergent can cost you money on your energy bill or even result in costly washing machine repair fees. This guide reviews the types of detergents from which you can choose and points you toward the correct path.

High-Efficiency Detergents

High-efficiency washing machines use less water than standard washing machines and require high-efficiency detergents. Standard laundry detergents produce a lot of bubbles and foam that require plenty of water to wash away. If you have a high-efficiency washing machine and use standard detergents, you won’t get enough water to clear the foam. The foam can even overflow and damage your washer if you are not careful, and you will then need to hire a washing machine repair team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mechanical Part Repair and Replacement for Your Dishwasher

November 16th, 2018

hot water connection on a dishwasherIf your dishwasher is still under warranty or is less than 10 years old, it’s better to have it repaired rather than replaced. We also recommend extending the life of your dishwasher through professional maintenance and repair services. Even if your broken dishwasher is an older model, we can still repair it with quality parts and servicing so that it operates like new again. You’ll be pleased to know that these repairs usually cost much less than starting over again with a new dishwasher.

Cost-Effective Part Repair and Replacement

Angie’s List is one of the most trusted consumer review websites in the home improvement and trade service industries. The experts at the site recommend getting a professional to examine your disabled dishwasher to determine if your appliance’s problem is a simple fix that requires inexpensive parts or one that is more complicated. We frequently see older dishwashers that have worn seals and gaskets that we can fix quickly and inexpensively. We also specialize in dishwasher repair services and replacement of parts such as switches, drain pumps, valves, door latches and rack wheels. Today’s new dishwashers range in price from about $250 to up to $2,000.  Budget dishwashers are serviceable, but they often come with cheaper, less durable parts and shorter warranties. They are also sure to have fewer bells and whistles than mid-range and high-end dishwashers. By repairing your old dishwasher (add repair cost link), you give yourself time to save for the appliance that you really want without compromising convenience or performance now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Things to check before you call:

  • CHECK for a blown fuse
  • CHECK that the appliance is plugged in
  • CHECK that the dryer vent is clean
  • CHECK that refrigerator controls are at the proper setting
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