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6 Things You Should Never Put in the Dryer

Laundry – the necessary evil.

We love fresh, clean clothes and the idea of sorting and pulling things out that shouldn’t go in the dryer is well, exhausting. Many of us get lazy and just throw everything in there, but don’t! If you want to avoid dryer repair in Dallas, Texas, then here are 7 things our technicians here at Appliance Rescue Service say you should never put in the dryer:

1.    Wool

Wool sweaters, gloves, and socks get a lot of use, particularly during the winter months. Unfortunately, putting them in the dryer will cause them to shrink. Instead, take nice wool sweaters to the dry cleaner and take gloves and socks out to air dry flat.

2.    Overalls

What? Why not overalls? Well, you know those metal clasps. If you’ve never put a pair of overalls in the dryer, then chances are you’ve heard the metal clasps clanking around in there. The clasps are normally heavy and can damage the interior of your dryer. Instead, hang them to dry or put them in a pillow case to protect the dryer.

3.    Running Shoes

There are many tutorials online for washing running shoes in the washing machine, but just make sure you don’t transfer them to the dryer! Before washing, remove laces and insoles, then let them air dry after washing to avoid damaging the rubber or other layers of the shoe. 

4.    Rubber Bath Mats

Sure, bath mats can do in the washing machine, but if they have a rubber backing, never put them in the dryer! That rubber backing will break down in the dryer and cause Dallas dryer repair! And at worse, it can actually catch on fire! Instead, wash them air dry them. 

5.    Denim Jeans

Jeans don’t need to be washed often, and if you want to extend the life of your jeans, spot clean regularly, then wash and air dry sparingly. 

6.    Swimsuits and Bras

These are in the same category because both normally have a decent amount of elasticity that can break down and get ruined with the heat of the dryer. Instead, line dry both for long life. (Just make sure to dry swimsuits in the shade to avoid fading.)

Hopefully these tips help you extend the life of your dryer and your clothes too! As always, if you ever need Dallas dryer repair, call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service!

Appliance Storage Hacks: Where to Store Food in your Fridge

Did you know that your refrigerator was actually designed in such a way that certain foods should be kept in various parts of the refrigerator – both for optimum convenience and to keep food fresher longer? 

It’s true, and while you might feel like you know exactly wehre everything should go in a fridge (let’s face it, you’ve been using one your whole life), Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas is here to share a few food storage hacks you may not know:

 

Store Milk on Shelves – in the Back

As you might guess, milk is more apt to spoiling than other items in the fridge. Many homeowners keep their milk on the door, but this is just not optimum for freshness. The temperatures on the door fluctuate the most, since the air changes each time the door is opened and closed. Instead, store your milk on a shelf, toward the back of the refrigerator. Also – keep it away from foods with strong odors, as it can absorb those scents. Ick.

Keep Meat On Bottom Shelves

Meat storage works best when you keep it down low in the refrigerator. This prevents cross-contamination with other foods in the refrigerator and prevents meat from dripping on other foods. Of course, you should always keep your meats well sealed to prevent any drips or spills. 

Utilize the Crisper Drawers for Fruits and Vegetables

Those drawers near the bottom of your refrigerator – the crisper drawers – are there for a reason! Use them for fruits and vegetables. Each drawer has valves that allow you to adjust the humidity of the drawer, based on how much humidity is needed to store various fruits and vegetables. Leafy greens need higher humidity; while heartier items like apples and carrots need low humidity. 

Hopefully this helps you get organized and extend the life of your food – and your appliance! Should you ever suspect issues with your refrigerator and need Prosper refrigerator repair, call us at Appliance Rescue Service! We offer appliance repair to Prosper, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Grapevine, Flower Mound, and the entire North Texas area. 

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5 Things that Should Never End Up in the Washing Machine

Your washing machine is a workhorse and it can handle a lot, but let’s face it. There are certain things that just don’t belong in a washing machine! Some are obvious and can wreck havoc on your machine and clothes; others less obvious. 

Are you putting the right items in your washing machine? Read on as Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas brings you 5 things that should never end up in your washing machine:

 

Metal Objects

Here are two likely culprits when it comes to metal objects in the washing machine: keys and coins. Both of these items get left in pockets, and then cause issues in your machine. Often coins can be harmless, but there is a chance that these small metal objects end up stuck in your filter or pipes. Another thing to worry about with coins and keys: scuffing on the interior of the washing machine drum. Your keys are the biggest culprit of washing machine drum damage, but they can also damage themselves by short circuiting in the washer. 

Rubber Mats

Bath mats with rubber bottoms and other rubber mats don’t belong in the washing machine. Overtime, the rubber can wear down and disintegrate in the washing machine, clogging pipes and filters and ending up in places you don’t want it. 

Gasoline-Stained Clothing

Pretreat flammable stains – like gasoline – by hand before ever placing in your washing machine. If not, the gasoline can be flammable and it’s just not worth the risk. 

Excessive Laundry Detergent

Many people think that more laundry detergent = more clean clothes, but that is false. Using too much laundry detergent can interfere with the sensitivity sensors on your control panel and it can actually stay in your clothes and leave a soapy residue that ruins the clothes. 

Pet Hair

Excessive pet hair can clump in your washing machine and find its way into the little holes of the drum. Not only is this exceedingly difficult to remove, but it can then clog the drain pipes as well. 

If you experience issues with your washing machine from any of these items or for other reasons, call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas immediately for Dallas washing machine repair

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Can I Remove Scratches from my Stainless Steel Appliances? - Appliance Rescue Service

It can be frustrating to discover a scratch or nick on your stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, or cooktop, but all hope is not lost. There are ways to remove minor scratches and dings with easy home remedies. Read on with our tips from Appliance Rescue in Dallas, Texas on how to remove stainless steel scratches with ease:

Step 1: Clean the Stainless Steel

It is very important to clean the stainless steel before attempting to remove any scratches or dings; otherwise, you may end up damaging the stainless even further. Start by identifying which way the grain runs – north and south or east and west. Now, take a soft, microfiber cloth and choose one of three cleaning methods for the stainless area: polishing cleaner like Comet, vinegar, or stainless steel cleaner. Work the cleaner into the stainless steel with the microfiber cloth until it is thoroughly cleaned. 

 

Step 2: Remove the Scratch

You are now ready to remove the scratch! Your first line of defense is a mildly abrasive cleaning product, just as Ajax or Comet. Mix the product with water to form a paste, then gently rub it into the scratch with a damp cloth – going with the grain – until the scratch is no longer visible. If this doesn’t work, then try whitening toothpaste, using the same method as above. Lastly, you can try wet sandpaper by thoroughly wetting the stainless and the sandpaper and gently buffing the scratch with the grain.

Step 3: Condition the Stainless Steel

Once you have removed the scratch to your satisfaction, be sure to condition the refrigerator with a stainless steel polish or olive oil. 

If these steps don’t work to remove a scratch from your stainless steel appliance, there are professional remedies you can try. If you have any issues with your refrigerator, oven, cooktop, or other household appliance, be sure to call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas for all your Dallas appliance repair needs.  

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Gas Cooktop Repair: Why Won’t My Gas Burner Light?

Gas cooktops and ranges are a chef’s dream, often touted as the best for their ability to distribute heat evenly and then maintain that constant heat temperature over time. 

But here’s a common gas cooktop repair question we get at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas: Why won’t my gas burner light?

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It’s a great question and one of the most common frustrations from homeowners. Here are a few simple reasons your gas burner isn’t lighting:

 

1.    Burner Cap isn’t Aligned Properly.

Once your cooktop has cooled, remove the grate and burner cap. Reinstall the burner cap, paying careful attention to the alignment, and then see if that resolves the issue.

 

2.    Food Debris is in the Way.

Again, allow the burner to cool, and then inspect the igniter, burner, and control knobs. Is there any food debris that has been burned onto these areas? If so, wipe away with a soft sponge and cleaner. For any small crevices, use a paperclip to scrape the debris out, then try to ignite the burner again.

 

3.    Burner is Too Wet.

If you recently cleaned the cooktop or had a spill of some sort, then your issue might be that there is moisture in the burner that is preventing it to light. Simply remove the burner cap and allow at least 30 minutes for the burner to dry out, then try again.  

 

If none of these troubleshooting tips remedy your question as to why your gas burner won’t light, then the issue might be your igniter, spark ignition switch, or spark module. Call the best appliance repair company – Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas – today and we can diagnose your issue quickly and efficiently. We proudly serve the entire North Texas community, including Addison, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Prosper, Little Elm, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Keller, and more.

 

Refrigerator Storage Tips: Where to Store Fresh Fruits & Veggies

If you’re the gardening sort, then chances are your garden is bursting with color about now. Fresh tomatoes, peppers, maybe even a melon or two.

Even if you don’t have a garden, the local farmers market or grocery store are also full of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. It’s easy to want to stock up when everything look so delicious – but where do you store everything? 

Did you know that there are certain parts of the refrigerator specifically designed to keep your fruits and vegetables fresher, longer? Read on to learn the tips and tricks of refrigerator food storage from Appliance Rescue – the appliance repair experts in Dallas, Texas:

The Magic of Crisper Drawers

Everybody has them, but do you know how to use them? The crisper drawers are designed specifically for fruits and vegetables, with a sliding vent that provides varying levels of humidity based on what each fruit or vegetable needs. 

High Humidity Setting

This setting is for things that wilt, so think green! All those leafy greens are likely to wilt and need more moisture to stay crisp and green longer. The high humidity drawer is perfect for fresh lettuce, and even heartier vegetables like cucumber, squash, carrots, green beans, and broccoli. 

Low Humidity Setting

Once you’ve set one drawer for “high” humidity, set the other for “low.” This is perfect for any fruits and vegetables that tend to rot quickly. This list can include cantaloupe, mangos, apples, berries, and basically any fruit is a safe bet in the low humidity drawer.

Counter Storage

There are some fruits and vegetables that just do better at room temperature. Keep your tomatoes, avocadoes, onions, bananas, and plantains out on the counter. If you notice any of them are their peak ripeness, you can then place them in the refrigerator in the low humidity drawer but eat in the next day or two. 

We hope you find these refrigerator storage tips useful when preparing to store your bounty of the season! And as always, if you run into an issue with your refrigerator or any other appliance, call the best appliance repairman in Dallas at Appliance Rescue Service.

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Buying a New Home? Don’t Overlook the Appliances!

Summer is a busy time for buying and selling homes, and if you find yourself in the market for a new home this summer, then don’t overlook the appliances! Here are a few tips from Appliance Rescue Service – your Dallas appliance repairman – on how to evaluate the home appliances during the moving process:

 

1.    Learn About the Appliances

Once you’ve worked through which appliances are staying and which are going, take a little time to get to know the ones that are staying – generally speaking – the oven, dishwasher, microwave, etc. Do you understand how they work? Does the current owner have the manuals still? Now is the time to ask the existing homeowner any questions before the deal is done and while you still have access to their knowledge on the subject.

 

2.    Repair/Replace Appliances

During the inspection process, the home inspector may call to your attention opportunities to repair or replace appliances. This is a good time to assess which appliances to fix and which to replace. Appliance Rescue Service can help you evaluate repair costs and whether or not a repair is optimal based on appliance age/issues. You may also want to consider upgrading to energy efficient appliances that will save more money in the long run. 

 

3.    Look at Replacement Logistics

Are you moving an existing refrigerator, washer, and dryer into your new home? Make sure they fit! Take stock of cabinetry widths, doorways, etc. that might dictate the size of appliance you can put in your new home. Also take a look at fitting and hoses to make sure that 1) there are no cracks and 2) they are the right size for the new space.

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If you have buying a new home and looking for a Dallas appliance repairman to help repair existing appliances or just have appliance questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Appliance Rescue Service! We are proud to be one of the best appliance repair companies in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. 

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Appliance Service Call

At Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas, we’ll be the first to acknowledge that anything related to maintenance and repairs is a hassle. It’s just one more thing to worry about, coordinate, and schedule.

 

This is why Appliance Rescue Service – the best appliance repair company in Dallas, Texas – strives to make the process as painless as possible. Our technicians genuinely want to make the repair process as painless as possible so that you can get back to life. In the event that you do need to call a Dallas appliance repairman, here are 4 ways that you can make the most of your appliance service call:

 

1.  Clear the Path to Your Appliance

This may seem like a no brainer, but our technicians have often shown up and waited as a customer cleans up and removes stuff from around the appliance so that we can diagnose the repair. By cleaning up around the appliance before, you are helping us get our job done more quickly and efficiency.

 

2.  Ask Questions to Understand What Went Wrong

Having our appliance repair experts in your home is like being in the room with your doctor. It’s your chance to ask any questions about what went wrong, how to avoid future issues, etc. while you have a captive audience. This gives you the opportunity to take preventive measures to avoid issues in the future – saving you time and money. 

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3.  Request Maintenance Tips

On that note, it’s also a good idea to ask our team for maintenance tips that will prolong the life of your appliance. Our appliance repairmen in Dallas are expertly trained and can provide a wealth of information on how to get the most out of your refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, etc.

 

4.  Understand Your Warranty

At Appliance Rescue Service, each and every job we do is covered under our exceptional appliance repair warranty: 90 days on parts and 30 days on labor. Take time to ask any questions you may have about the warranty, and should you have issues after we leave, do not hesitate to call us so we can make it right!

4 Things Our Dallas Appliance Repair Technicians Will Never Do

It’s hard to find good help these days.

Once person’s experience often differs from another, but here at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas, our goal is to provide consistent, top notch service to all our customers. And in keeping with that mantra, here are 4 things you’ll never see our Dallas appliance repair technicians do:

 

#1: Reuse Parts

Our technicians are highly trained in all appliance brands – from the big box retailers to the luxury brands – and no matter which brand we’re fixing, you won’t find us reusing parts. Each repair is done with brand new, factory parts and the old parts are yours to keep (or dispose of as you’d like). Occasionally, we’ll run into a computer board or transmitter that requires us to send it back to the manufacturer for replacement, and in these rare cases, if you choose to keep the part, we will need to add an additional core charge to the bill. But again, the option is always yours.

 

#2: Do the Work Without Approval

Each time a Dallas appliance repair technician from Appliance Rescue Service arrives at your home, he will write a full estimate, detailing the extent of the work in writing. It’s then your choice whether or not you’d like to proceed with the repair. Our technicians will never do the work unless you have signed the estimate for approval. Simple as that.

 

#3: Charge for Defects Within 90 Days of Original Repair

Each repair done by our Dallas appliance technicians is warrantied for 90 days of normal household use. That includes the part and the labor associated with that repair (30-day labor warranty), giving you peace of mind and assurance that if something isn’t installed right, we’ll make it right every time.

 

#4: Tell You Your Appliance Can’t Be Worked On

From Samsung, to Maytag, to Whirlpool, to Sub-Zero, and more, our technicians are expertly trained in all of the major appliance brands. We work hard to keep up our certifications, so that you can trust Appliance Rescue Service to handle any repair, any time, on any appliance.

 

So the next time you need Dallas appliance repair, call us at Appliance Rescue Service! We are proud to be a company you can trust. 

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