When one of your major appliances stops working, or isn’t working properly, it can be a major disruption in your day-to-day activities. You may wonder if you should take matters into your own hands and attempt to make repairs, or if you should call a professional. You might think that you’re a fast learner and you can figure out the problem. You may think that it is too expensive to have a professional appliance repair company come in. You might also think that the appliance isn’t worth repairing and a new one is in order. However, on all three counts, you could be wrong, and here’s why.
You’re The Do-It-Yourself Type
You love the feeling you get from doing something yourself, there’s nothing wrong with that. You’ve even managed to save a little money along the way with your handyman abilities. You’ve replaced windows, installed some electrical outlets and fixed some minor plumbing problems. Good for you. But, to be honest, there are some things that you just aren’t knowledgeable about and appliance repair is probably one of them. The truth is, you could cause more damage to the appliance, or worse yet, hurt yourself if you’re not careful.
Professional Repair Costs
While it’s true that you will have to pay a professional to come out and repair your appliance, you have to remember what you’re paying for. First of all, a certified repair technician has received a great deal of training and has experience doing appliance repair. Secondly, if parts are needed, the technician will know exactly what ones to get and where to get them. You, on the other hand, won’t have the same advantage and you will likely spend a great deal of time driving around looking for the right parts. When you take these things into consideration, it’s easy to see that the price for a service call is a good investment.
It’s Not Worth Repairing
It’s tempting to just go out and buy a new refrigerator, washer, dryer or dishwasher if yours quits working. However, that’s not always the most economical response to the problem. In reality, many of the problems that you encounter with your appliances can be repaired by a certified technician. When you call an appliance repair company, they’ll charge you for the service call as well as the parts and labor to make the repair. If the total cost is around half of what you’d expect to pay for a new appliance, you’re probably better off getting the repair done. Not only does it save you money, but it extends the useful life of the appliance, a win-win situation.
If you are having trouble with any of your appliances, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment today. We’ll send out one of our highly trained, certified technicians to assess the problem and make the necessary repairs as quickly as possible.