Within the past few decades, we have become increasingly dependent on our household appliances. It is no longer a matter of luxury, but rather necessity. When something like your washing machine decides to call it quits, it can turn your entire world upside down. Many home appliances require immediate attention in order to prevent further loss. Just imagine the inconvenience of a problematic or non-functioning fridge in the middle of summer! It’s a race against the clock to have the problem resolved before your food begins to spoil.
While some of us turn to a professional as soon as the problem arises, others try to tackle the repairs themselves. No matter the type of appliance (big or small), it’s never a good idea to perform such repairs unless you are an experienced appliance repairer. Sure, you might think that it will help you save money or even time. However, both of these assumptions are far from the truth.
Let’s look at the time-saving factor. If you try to do the job yourself, you will first need to diagnose the problem. This can require a degree of disassembly before you discover the cause of the malfunction. Once you do, you will need to figure out what part or parts you need and possibly their part numbers. Component dimensions and capacities vary from make to make and model to model which is why you need all the right information on hand. Once you know what you need, it’s time to start hunting! Depending on availability, this can be a long and tedious process. You might not even be successful, or you may be subject to excessive wait times. So, while you might think that you’re faster than a pro, they have all the right connections in order to get the parts faster and perform the job quicker too!
As for money, sure you will save on labor if you don’t hire a professional appliance repair service. However, at what cost? When you buy a part, it usually comes with some kind of warranty. In many cases, this warranty is only valid if the part is fitted by a professional. On top of this, there is no way that you can guarantee your own work. A professional should offer you some kind of guarantee on the workmanship. This gives you the peace of mind that, if the same problem occurs, you won’t incur further costs for repeat repairs. A repair service should also provide you with some form of written proof of this guarantee and, if there is fault with the part, they will handle the return/replacement process. Paying a professional for their time and effort is far cheaper than a game of trial and error at your own expense.
Do you need to revive one of your household appliances? Call Appliance CPR today at 416-795-3720. Our team is available 24/7 for your convenience.