What do you do with your fridge when it breaks and you don’t have time to get it fixed?

Are you having trouble with your fridge or another appliance?

In today's world, we have so many things that are putting pressure on our schedules.  

Making the right choice for your appliance and your family is important and can be the difference in wasting money or not. Not all appliances should be repaired, but letting an appliance run while it is broken can create more problems.

 

There is nothing worse than waking up to a hot fridge and spoiled food! It does not matter what time of year it is, there is never a good time to have an appliance that is not working. But there are worse times, when you are totally time broke and need help getting through until you can get it fixed.

So what are the things that we can wait to fix, and what are things that cannot wait because they will cost us more in the long run. There are also things that cannot wait because they have the potential to create unnatural disasters in our home.

Are you having trouble with your fridge or another appliance?

Remember the longer it takes to get an appliance working again lowers the length of time you will have it working in your home. The best policy is to get a professional to look at it as soon as possible!

 

 

Appliance Repair, Appliance Trouble, Refrigerator Trounble

Are you having trouble with your fridge or another appliance?

1. Never run an appliance if it is making loud noises, and you don’t know is causing the noise. I understand if you do not have time to get it fixed now, but don’t run it unless you know what the noise is and if it will not do further damage or create additional problems.
2. Turn off the water to your washer or dishwasher if there is unexplained leak – the only way to stop leaks is to stop the source of the leak. Do not wait for the leak to get larger to fix it, it can flood your house and cost you big time. If you do not have time today to fix it, stop the leak before the leak gets larger.
3. Take your food out of a hot fridge before it starts to ruin, or put dry ice in the fridge and freezer so that it will stay cold enough, giving you time to get an appliance repair person out to fix it before you lose the money you put into the food.
4. Remember you don’t have to be the one who does it all - We are all very busy and having an appliance that breaks down can be just another thing to put on your time. There are other people who can help with your home issues. My recommendation is for you find someone local that you trust that can sit in your home in your stead when you're busy with work or family, to get that appliance fixed. Maybe you can get a neighbor that is at home during the day or someone who is looking for a job. Give them a predetermined amount of money, when they house sit for you.

5 simple things to do that will make your Microwave last 50% longer.

5 Simple Things To Do That Will Make Your Microwave Last Longer.

The Microwave is one of the most used appliances in our homes. 

 

The average family uses their microwave at least 5 times each and every day.  When that appliance is no longer working it is a pain to get the things done with out this very useful tool. 

The problem is the way we operate it everyday does things that will stop working faster than intended.  In fact I probably could open up your microwave oven today, if I was in your house and tell you how long it would last. 

5 Simple Things To Do To Make Your Microwave Out Last Its Current Life Expectancy By 50 %

  1.  Cover your food when you are heating food. The food will splatter all over the microwave and cause both health dangers and a dangerous situation for your microwave oven.
  2.  Use microwave safe items to hold your food. If you use a plate that is not rated for the microwave it can get hot and break causing potential damage. NEVER use metal in the oven it can cause a short and make it where your microwave is
  3.  Wipe down after ever use. - Food not only breaks the microwave oven but makes heating things difficult since you have to heat the stuff on the walls as well.
  4.  Never run your microwave when it is empty. The waves will fill up the space and break the components in your microwave. I recently ran into a client that had to replace their machine due to this happening. It breaks my heart when I can not help my client protect their appliances and make them last longer.
  5. . Clean the microwave before you use it. - Running a microwave that is dirty regularly will does a few things including lowering life expectancy. I would recommend you clean it a minimum of one time a week and wipe it down after every use.

There Is One Simple Thing That Tells Me More About the Condition Of Your Microwave.

Your  Microwave Oven will simply last longer if we clean and maintain it properly. its pretty simple a clean appliance will out last a dirty appliance at least by double. 

 

How to maintain your refrigerator, keep it from having issues later.

When was the last time you had your refrigerator maintained?

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Its time to start maintaining this GE refrigerator, looks the coils.

We all know to maintain our cars, right?   We change the oil, rotate the tires, get belts changed.  What about your refrigerator.  Ever thought about it?

Do your GE refrigerator coils look like this?

 

They’re supposed to look like this:

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Maintenance of your refrigerator will keep it running longer and more efficiently.

It is so critical for preventing refrigerator repair to clean the condenser coils and change the water filter regularly.

Dirty coils cause too much energy usage. Your refrigerator in Frisco, McKinney, Plano, or Little Elm, wherever you live is the second biggest user of electricity in the house second only to the air conditioner.   It runs 24/7/365 and when the coils are dirty it does not run efficiently and the compressor overworks.

Cleaning the coils on a regularly basis helps the compressor not work so hard and can actually prevent unnecessary repairs.

Changing the water filter on a regularly basis can on many refrigerators prevent a break in the housing and prevent a flood in your house.

If you have any questions at all about refrigerator repair, refrigerator maintenance or any appliance repair for that matter, please give us a call at: 972-890-5014.

Also, check out our service plan where you get annual maintenance on up to 10 appliances and then anytime you need an appliance repair in Frisco, appliance repair in McKinney, appliance repair in Plano, appliance repair  in Lewisville or appliance repair in Little Elm, our main service area, you only pay for parts.

Why your dishwasher isn’t cleaning your dishes

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Dishwasher Service and Repair

My Dishwasher is not getting my dishes squeaky clean.

Have you noticed your pots and glasses end up with a whitish film on them? I can tell you why that happens, and it’s not the fault of the dishwasher. I’m going to bet you’ve recently changed to a new dishwashing detergent, probably a liquid gel.

 I recommend you use Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs or Finish tablets. Using pre-measured detergent prevents over use of soap.

Here’s the important point. Rather than putting the detergent in the dispenser, place it in the bottom of the dishwasher.

Here’s why – the cleaning cycle is most effective when the abrasion (the soap) comes at the beginning. This way the detergent will aggressively go after the food, and any remaining pieces will get scraped off the dishes immediately.

Then the steaming hot water can sanitize the dishes, disinfecting them completely.

Be sure and rinse the food off your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. There are very few dishwashers that can actually tolerate a lot of food “disposal” over an extended period of time. The food will “gunk” up the inner workings of the dishwasher and you’ll be calling the repairman out. I’ll be sure and let my banker know to be prepared for more deposits if you choose to bypass this piece of advice.

Here’s another tip: Make sure the water at your kitchen sink tap is hot before you start you dishwasher. The same length of time that it takes for the water to get hot at the sink will be the same time frame for the hot water to reach your dishwasher. If you don’t, you will be washing your dishes with cold water.

Also, the next time you run your dishwasher, put a half-filled cup of white vinegar upright on the top rack.

Do this again for a few more loads and after that, once a month. The vinegar will get rid of white film, clean the machine, and help the washer work more efficiently.

It also helps to load the dishwasher correctly. Put glasses along the sides of the upper rack with small cups, plates, bowls and plastic items in the middle. Larger dishes and pots belong on the bottom rack, where the spray jet is strongest, and flatware goes in the utensil basket.

Try not to “nest” your dishes. Water won’t be able to reach the entire surface, and they won’t get clean.

If your dishwasher still isn’t cleaning your dishes, give me a call. Tyler Adkins 972-890-5014.

Dishwasher not cleaning anymore?

I often get  calls similar to this client:  Over the past several weeks-months, have been getting a whitish film/deposit on pots, tops of some plastic cups, etc. You don’t really see it on plates.

Typically this is caused when someone switches detergent usually to a liquid gel. It is almost always because we use too much soap.

One of my most appreciated recommendations follows:

My suggestion is to throw the liquid away and use the Cascade Complete or Finish tablets. Place one in the bottom of the dishwasher. Do not put them in the dispenser.

The reason for this is you want the soap (abrasive) at the front end of the cleaning process so that the last little bit of food that is left on the dishes  (I’m assuming you are rinsing your dishes) is blasted off and then the dishwasher can “sanitize” the dishes with water that is too hot for you to handle. That is the real purpose of a dishwasher.

Keep in mind that if you rinse your dishes well before placing them in the dishwasher you can probably use the shortest cycle and save quite a bit of money on electricity and water over the course of a year.

Also, take a coffee cup and fill it half way with white vinegar and place it upright in the top rack with your next load of dishes. Do this for the next several loads and then once per month for as long as you own and use a dishwasher.