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:
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.
Maintaining your warranty and insurance coverage
The warranties on your appliances will only cover defects during the manufacturing process. If you also have insurance for your appliances, it will not cover any damage that is caused by you. If one of your appliances stops working correctly, and you attempt to fix it yourself, you might void the warranty and your insurance coverage. If your appliance breaks down in the future, this can leave you without a remedy and you will still have to pay for a new appliance. When you hire a professional to repair your appliance, the insurance provider or warranty will cover the cost of the repair. Companies only cover repair costs when the work is completed by a certified professional.
Many people decide to attempt their own appliance repair because they want to save money. However, do-it-yourself repairs often cost more money instead of less. If you do not have the proper equipment and training, you can cause additional damage to your appliance. Damage that you cause can require more expensive repairs. It could also force you to purchase a new appliance to replace the one that you damaged. Why not hire a professional appliance repair person in Menomonee Falls from the start? Then you would avoid causing damage that could cost you more money.
If your refrigerator or freezer stops working, time is of the essence. You will want to call an appliance repair person to come to your home as soon as possible. An expert repair person may be able to access parts that are needed quickly and to repair your appliance much faster. If instead you try to fix your appliance yourself, your food may spoil while you spend hours trying to fix whatever is wrong with it.
Contact Dave’s Appliance for help
If your appliance is malfunctioning or has stopped working, it is important to get help from a professional appliance repair person. Menomonee Falls based Dave’s Appliance Service has helped people in the greater Milwaukee area since 1963 to repair their appliances quickly. We repair all major brands of appliances. We are a recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award, so you know you’ll get great service! Contact us today to extend the life of your appliance by calling (262) 253-2200.
Ask us about our repair specials. Senior Discount: Seniors ALWAYS receive $13 off any appliance repair service in Menomonee Falls and throughout our service area.
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