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5 Signs It’s Time to Call a Dallas Refrigerator Repair Company

Your refrigerator is the heart of the kitchen, and chances are that if it went out, you’d be in more of a bind than you realize.

At Appliance Rescue Service, we specialize in Dallas refrigerator repair. Our goal is to fix the problems before you ever realize you have one! While they may not be broken yet, most appliances will give you a sign that there is a problem. Here are 5 signs it’s time to call a Dallas refrigerator repair company before it’s too late:

 

1.  Refrigerator is Constantly Running

We’ve all heard the joke, “Is your refrigerator running?” “Then go fix it!” Well, there is some truth to that. While your refrigerator may make an occasional noise, it shouldn’t be overly noisy or cycling on and off all the time. Try opening the door and closing it or getting some ice, and if this doesn’t solve the issue, then it’s time to call a licensed professional to diagnose the issue.

 

2.  Food Takes Longer to Cool

If you put food in the refrigerator and it seems oddly warmer than it should, then something is definitely off with your refrigerator. Today’s refrigerators are very effective and are able to hold a constant temperature very well without foods getting warm.

 

3.  Condensation at the Seal

When opening and closing the refrigerator, do you see condensation on the seal? If so, this is a sign that your refrigerator is in need of Dallas refrigerator repair and is not cooling properly.

 

4.  Puddles on the Floor

If there are puddles on the floor near your refrigerator or inside the food storage area itself, it could mean an issue with the water line for the ice maker or the defrost drain. If you don’t immediately see an issue, call an appliance repair specialist to diagnose and fix the issue.

 

5.  Rising Energy Bills

Today’s appliances are very energy efficient, but if you notice that your bills are going up and you can’t seem to pinpoint a reason, it doesn’t hurt to have a Dallas refrigerator repair company like Appliance Rescue Service evaluate your refrigerator and other appliances to make sure they aren’t overworking and causing the spike in cost.

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Dishwasher Tips: Help Your Dishwasher Clean Better – Just in Time for the Holidays!

The holiday season is right around the corner, and chances are, your dishwasher will see a lot of action in the next month and a half!

Whether you feel like your dishes aren’t getting clean enough or you’re happy with the dishwasher’s cleaning performance, there are ways that you can help your dishwasher clean even better! Give your dishwasher a tune-up with these dishwasher cleaning tips from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas:

Run Hot Water First

We’ve shared this tip before with the washing machine, but it applies to your dishwasher too. Hot water is key in breaking down food particles and gunk, and if you start with cold water, it can affect the performance. Run your hot water at the sink until it gets hot, then turn it off and start the dishwasher.

Sanitize with Vinegar

Before the holiday season throws your dishwasher into overdrive, sanitize it with vinegar! Just pour a cup in the bottom of your dishwasher after unloading it and run a quick cycle. The vinegar will sanitize and help to break down any built-up food particles in your dishwasher.

Clean the Gaskets & Dishwasher Trap

After running the vinegar cycle, grab a sponge and wipe down the interior with warm, soapy water. Be sure to pay extra close attention to the rubber gaskets on the outer part of your dishwasher and the dishwasher trap at the bottom.

Overcrowded Dishes = Dirty Dishes

During the holidays, you may want to pack in as many dishes as possible – but don’t! Overcrowding leads to “hot spots” where the water can’t spray, leaving you with gunk and debris stuck to your dishes.

Hopefully these tips help get you ready for the holiday season! And if you suspect your dishwasher needs service or a dishwasher repair, don’t get stuck in a pinch before the holidays! Appliance Rescue Service is the best appliance repair company in Dallas, Texas with expertly trained technicians you can trust. We’ll have your dishwasher repaired before you can say “pumpkin pie!”

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Kitchen Safety: How to Prevent a Cooking Fire

The holidays are coming and that means lots of cooking and time spent in the kitchen!

Did you know that HALF of all residential fires are caused by cooking accidents in the kitchen?

Take these precautions from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas to prevent any kitchen accidents this holiday season:

 

Don’t Deep Fry Your Turkey in the Kitchen.

Many people like the taste of fried turkey during the holidays – us included! – but plan to do your frying outdoors if at all possible. Grease fires are very common when a ton of grease is used indoors, and those grease fires can be difficult to put out. If you ever find yourself with one in the home, pour baking soda or salt – not water! – on the fire.

 

Never Leave Food on the Stove Unattended.

If you’re boiling, frying, or grilling anything on your stove or cooktop, plan to be in the room at all times – particularly if you have a gas cooktop with a flame.

 

Keep the Cooktop Clean.

Not only do you need to make sure your cooktop is clean and without grease, but you also need to make sure that there aren’t any hot pads, plastic bags, etc. close to the cooktop that could catch on fire.

 

Check All Appliances Before Leaving the House.

Get in the habit of swinging by the kitchen on your way out the door to make sure all burners and appliances are turned off completely.

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Establish a “Kid-Free” Zone.

Teach children to be safe around all kitchen appliances. The American Red Cross recommends having children stay 3 feet away from the cooktop area.

 

If you’re concerned it might be time for your appliances to get a tune up before the holidays, call us at Appliance Rescue Service, the top appliance repair company in Dallas, Texas! We’d be happy to come inspect your appliances and make sure everything is in excellent working order before the holiday season. Don’t delay in calling – we may need to order parts and we want to make sure everything is in perfect condition before Thanksgiving! 

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Garbage Disposal

As the holiday season approaches, the last thing you want is for your garbage disposal to go out! You’ve got company to host and meals to cook, and no time for garbage disposal repair!

Before we enter into the crazy holiday season, remember these 5 tips for extending the life of your garbage disposal from Appliance Rescue Service:

 

1.  Cold Water Only

You may think you’re helping to kill germs and clean the disposal when you use hot water, but think again! Hot water makes food in your disposal mushy and more likely to stick to the edges. On the other hand, cold water will harden the food, preventing sticking as it grinds.

 

2.  Follow with Water + Dish Soap

After the disposal is done grinding the food, put a little dish soap in the stream of water and allow the disposal to keep running for another 30 seconds to a minute. The dish soap and water will help clean the disposal and drain pipe, all while preventing a clogged drain by adding a little extra run time.

 

3.  Run it Once a Day

Make an effort to run the garbage disposal once a day. Running it regularly will prevent any buildup or residue in the disposal and keeps everything is good working order.

 

4.  Citrus Freshens

Any time you are cooking with lemon, lime, or oranges, throw the peel in the disposal instead of the trash! The citrus peel is great at providing friction on the blades that breaks down any residue, and it also freshens and disinfects naturally.

 

5.  Remember what NOT to Throw In the Disposal

While garbage disposals can handle a lot, there are certain items you should never put in the disposal:

·     Non food items: glass, rocks, etc. have no place in a disposal – unless you want to break it.

·     Starchy foods: pasta, potato peels, rice, etc. will cling to the blades and cause clogged pipes.

·     Fats: oil and cooking fat should never go down the drain.

Hopefully these tips keep your garbage disposal running smoothly through the holiday season and beyond! As always, if you ever need an appliance repair company in Plano or the surrounding Dallas area, you know that Appliance Rescue Service is here for you! 

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