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5 Things You Should Never Put in Your Microwave

Sure, microwaves are one of the greatest kitchen inventions of our time. Most of us are too young to remember the days before you could just pop food in and heat it up in a matter of minutes. 

While modern-day microwaves can take on quite a bite of abuse, there are certain things that just don’t belong in the microwave. Microwaving these 5 things is a sure fire way to ruin your microwave, create a huge mess, and call for Dallas microwave repair:

Plastic

Plastic plates, cups, and to-go containers just don’t belong in the microwave. First of all, they can begin to melt, leaving plastic residue in your food (not fun). Secondly, as plastic is heated, it secretes BPA, a substance known to disrupt your hormones and cause other health issues. The same applies to styrofoam.

Paper Bags

A bag of popcorn goes in the microwave – why can’t other paper bags? It’s simple. Popcorn bags are made for the microwave, specially formulated with a substance in the liner to absorb radio waves in the microwave. Regular paper bags don’t have this; therefore, they can break down, catch fire!, or even emit their own toxins and fumes into the microwave. No thanks.

Travel Mugs

It’s tempting to heat your coffee in your travel mug before leaving for work, but don’t do it! Travel mugs – whether stainless steel or plastic – are just not designed to be heated in the microwave. The stainless steel mugs may not heat because steel is common in the construction of the microwave, plus, it may cause other interferences with the microwaves. Plastic mugs – even those that say they are microwave safe – may melt, so avoid them all together. 

Foil

Most people know this, but it’s worth repeating. Any liner or material that contains foil cannot go into the microwave. If it does, it will likely cause sparks in the microwave, as the waves reflect off of the foil. This can be extremely dangerous – not to mention a surefire way to need microwave repair.

Nothing

Why would anyone run the microwave with nothing in it? It seems pretty straightforward, but people do it everyday, and the results are not good. Without any food in the microwave, the waves simply bounce around aimlessly and can cause severe damage to the microwave components. 

Hopefully these tips help your microwave last longer and prevent microwave repair. Should you ever need appliance repair in Dallas, Texas, call us at Appliance Rescue Service for the best appliance repairman every time!

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Why Appliance Rescue Service has the Best Customer Service in Dallas, Texas

It’s not the way you want to start a new year.

One of your major appliances has broken and you are debating whether to replace or repair.

What’s the solution? Before you jump to replacing it, here are a few reasons why you should give us a call at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas for appliance repair and the best customer service in town:

The Original Appliance Rescue Service 

We’ve been around for years, and we’re thankful to our loyal customers who have helped us build a quality reputation in a segment where that isn’t always the case. We take pride in repairing all levels of appliances – from luxury high end appliance repair, to basic appliance repair, to everything in between. Washers, dryers, refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers; you name it, we repair it.

Always New Parts

When Appliance Rescue Service fixes one of your appliances, you can rest assured that we’re always using new parts, unless for some reason you have chosen otherwise. We will even give you the old parts if you’d prefer to have them. 

90 Day Warranty

After the repair, if you notice an issue, call us back! Your new parts are warrantied from 90 days of the service, no questions asked. Labor is warrantied for 30 days after service. 

Detailed Explanation of Work

When our technicians evaluate your appliance, they will never do any work until you have approved it. They will evaluate the appliance, write out an estimate, and answer any questions you have about the appliance repair in Dallas before beginning work. Once you give the ok – then we’ll start. 

Your Appliance Consultant

We hire the best and our technicians frequently offer preventative measures, maintenance tips, etc. that will extend the life of your repair. It’s just one of the ways we go above and beyond for our clients, wishing them many years with their appliances in good working order.

 

Ready to get started with your Dallas appliance repair? Call the best appliance repair in Dallas, Texas: Appliance Rescue Service. 

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3 Common Oven Repairs – and What to Do About Them

‘Tis the season…for baking that is!

Chances are, you’re planning to use that oven or range to bake a few dozen holiday cookies or prepare an amazing meal for friends and family. Now is the not the time you want your oven to start having problems! Here are 3 of the most common oven repairs we see this time of year at Appliance Rescue Service – and what to do about them:

1.    Uneven Heating or No Heating at All

This is the worst. You’re ready to bake and the heating element just doesn’t seem to be heating properly – or isn’t heating at all. First thing to check – do you have power and is your digital display working? If not, then your problem is likely a blown fuse and you’ll want to call for oven repair. If the display is working properly but the heating is off, go ahead and heat the oven, then examine the heating elements to see if you notice any gaps in its “glow” or other damage that can be seen with the untrained eye. 

2.    Gas Oven Doesn’t Ignite

Gas ovens will normally click when turned on, and then you’ll hear a “poof” as the oven ignites. If you hear clicking and then nothing after that, it’s likely a faulty igniter. Be sure to turn off gas to the unit immediately and call for professional oven repair to get it fixed.

3.     Oven Temperature is Incorrect

If everything appears to be heating properly, but the temperature is still a little off inside the oven, then there are a few possible causes. 1) It could be a faulty temperature sensor. Check to make sure the temperature sensor is not touching the wall of the oven and affecting the temperature. 2) Your oven may need to be recalibrated. Call a professional appliance repair service in Dallas, Texas to help you get it done!

 

Don’t be caught without an oven this holiday season! If you suspect your oven is in need of oven repair or just want to get an appliance check-up, call us at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas today! We also service Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Richardson, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Coppell, Southlake, Allen, Highland Village, Carrollton, and the surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Appliance Rescue Service Named One of the Best Appliance Repairmen in Dallas!

Expertise.com has just released their list of the Top 16 Dallas Appliance Repairmen for 2016, and Appliance Rescue Service is proud to be on that list!

 

Expertise.com is a leader in, as they say, “connecting people with the experts in their community.” Why spend hours researching the best appliance repairman, roofer, painter, photographer, etc. when you can use a vetted resource like Expertise to do the work for you?!

Expertise started with a list of 266 home appliance repair companies in Dallas and was quickly able to narrow their field to the top 112. From there, they used the following in-depth analysis of each of the 112 companies to determine their final 16:

·      Reputation: Are the customers satisfied with the work done? Would they recommend them to others? Are there signs of outstanding customer service?

·      Credibility: Is this company staying ahead of the industry in terms of awards, accolades, accreditations, and licensing?

·      Experience: Is there a track record of success, with years of experience under their belt?

·      Availability: How is the customer response rate? Are they consistently exceeding expectations in their responsiveness?

·      Professionalism: Can we count on this business to provide a professional experience to its customers, both online and off?

·      Engagement? Do they use multiple platforms to communicate and provide customer service to customers?

After each company was measured against these 6 criteria, Expertise narrowed it down to it’s final 16, the 2016 Best Home Appliance Companies in Dallas.

 

Appliance Rescue Service is proud to be among the elite repairmen in Dallas and thanks each of our loyal customers for your support and feedback over the years!

Our goal is to provide the best customer service in town, along with the best appliance repairs in town. Give us a call today if you need washing machine, dryer, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, or any major appliance repair.

Vacation Checklist: 5 Tips for your Home Appliances

Summer is here, and chances are, you are planning a vacation sometime in the near future. Whether your vacation is for a weekend or a whole month, having your Dallas home vacation-ready is a big part of the process. Have a neighbor water plants, put a stop on all mail deliveries, etc., but have you thought about what to do with your appliances?

Before you go on vacation, make sure to follow these 5 tips from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas to get your appliances vacation ready!

 

1.    Put Water Heater in Vacation Mode

Set your hot water heater on vacation mode – or “low temperature mode” – before leaving on your vacation. This simple adjustment will save you money by conserving energy in your absence.

 

2.    Turn off Water Valves

The last thing you want is to come back to your Dallas home after a wonderful vacation to find that your home has suffered water damage due to flooding while you were gone and you now need appliance repair in Dallas. Gain piece of mind and turn all valves to dishwashers, sinks, and washing machines off completely before leaving.

 

 

3.    Unload the Refrigerator

One week before vacation, begin using up perishable foods from your refrigerator. Anything that is left uneaten, throw away before departing. A less cluttered refrigerator will help the refrigerator run more efficiently and save you from coming home to spoiled food.

 

4.    Unplug Small Appliances

It’s easy to focus on the big things – refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, etc. – but don’t forget your small appliances! Be sure to unplug or turn off all major and minor appliances in the home.

 

5.    Clean the Disposal

Don’t let bacteria and mold grow in your unused kitchen garbage disposal while you are gone! Run the disposal with half a cup of vinegar and water to clean and sanitize before heading out of town.

 

Need appliance repair in Dallas? Call Appliance Rescue Service today where our goal is to provide the best appliance repair service in Dallas and the greater Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex! 

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