Broken Appliance: To Repair Or Not To Repair?

Electrical services and appliances repair are not cheap that is why a technician gave some tips on what should be done when appliance reached their broken down state. Upon purchasing an appliance, it may have already cost the consumer a lot of money and there are quite a few appliances that are no considered a necessity inside the house. After the purchase is made, the spending does not end there.
According to Mike Mannino, a technician at The Appliance Doctor, he has received many calls from customers and almost all of them are asking whether they should send their appliance for repair or not. Mannino experienced firsthand how his own appliances needed repair and he did but only after more than a year, it was already experiencing faults and would seem to need another repair. The repair bill kept coming only within a short span of time.

Mannino admitted that it is now one of the biggest problems since repair can be really expensive and it is so because of the high technology used by these appliances. Because these modern machines are so high tech, they also offer a lot of feature which is cause for more faults in the future. The problem with modern appliances is that with continued use, they tend to break down. But he shared the general rule that should be followed when it comes to repair decisions:
When the repair fee is half or below the total cost of the appliance when you purchase it and it is worth saving. More than that and you should consider buying a new one with the money you have.

There is now the latest list of product lifespan depending on the type of appliance. Give 10 years for washers and dryers and if the repair cost is expensive then it is high time to buy a new one. For dishwashers, it has a lifespan of 9 years before it needs replacing. For refrigerators, 13 years is the average but may not be uniform because there are many types. In the case of ranges as well as wall ovens, give 15 years before it breaks down.

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Excellent Customer Service Is Key to Success Says Texas Premier Locksmith

Houston – March 12, 2015 – With today’s technological advances, finding a certain service does not require you to skim through yellow pages anymore. The rise of the internet had given people the convenience of searching for what they need in an easy way. Or is it?

In the locksmith industry, for example, when you search for locksmith services in the internet, you would be given quite a selection to choose from. If you are lucky, you could find an efficient company like Gronbek Locksmiths, but if not, prepare yourself for the inconveniences that an unqualified service can bring to you.

The problem with finding a service is not the search itself, but finding the ‘right’ company who is ‘qualified’ to provide service to you. Now the big question is: “How would you know if a company is qualified?”

Fortunately for you, there is a criterion for that.

According to Texas Premier Locksmith’s Yair Frenkel, the best thing to do is to choose a local company because with nationally-owned companies, you never know what you might be getting. In Texas, for example, the state law requires every locksmith company to have a license before they can function. Meaning, companies cannot legally operate without having their employees receive the right training and skills. For national companies, they do not operate like that because they are more frequently to subcontract work.

The next thing you should be looking for in a company, says Frenkel, is versatility and availability. When it comes to versatility, his company, Houston Premier, is able to provide services in many fields of expertise in the locksmith business as evidenced by his services in emergency, automotive, residential and commercial fields. For availability, his company is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

He said that the average time that a client should wait is about 15-30 minutes.

Finally, Frenkel said that the most important thing you should look for in a company is the customer service it provides. According to him, the reason for the success of his company is because of the devotion and passion to satisfy his clients and help them with their security needs.

He says that he along with employees always give their 100% so that customers will be satisfied with their work.

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By Nikki Sanderson Posted in Tech