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Follow these 4 Steps If You want to Avoid Refrigerator Repair 

It’s never fun when your refrigerator goes out. 

No one is excited to spend thousands on a new refrigerator – or even spend hundreds on refrigerator repair – and at Appliance Rescue Service, we get that. 

We make many refrigerator repair service calls, and we’ve noticed some trends in service. If you want to avoid refrigerator repair in Dallas and prolong the life of your unit, here are several steps we recommend you follow:  

 

Step 1: Clean the Coils

If there is one thing you take from this article, then it should be the importance of clean condenser coils. The condenser coils – normally located on the bottom of the refrigerator – should get a good scrubbing once a year. The best time to do that is now, before the summer heat hits and your refrigerator has to work harder to keep up.

 

Step 2: Allow for Airflow

When purchasing a refrigerator, consider the space it is going in and make sure it has adequate airflow on all sides once installed. Tight spaces don’t allow air to circulate, which prevents the refrigerator from cooling properly. Unless you have a built-in refrigerator, airflow and circulation is key.

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Step 3: Keep the Doors Sealed

Many modern refrigerators have a chime that goes off if the refrigerator is left open too long, and that’s a good thing. When the refrigerator doors are left open, it allows cold air to escape, which in turn, makes your refrigerator’s condenser work harder to cool. (Think about the way your home’s air conditioner works.) Another tip – regularly clean gaskets to get a tight seal so cold air doesn’t escape even if the door is closed. 

 

Step 4: Avoid Overloading the Refrigerator

Just as airflow outside the refrigerator is important, it’s also important inside the refrigerator. This means you must not pack too many items into the refrigerator if you want it to work at maximum efficiency. Also – many people will go to Costco, buy huge containers of ranch, bbq sauce, etc., and then put them all in the refrigerator. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, too many heavy containers placed together can add strain to the refrigerator doors, shelves, etc. – causing issues with door seals and more.

Hopefully these tips help you avoid Dallas refrigerator repair and extend the life of your unit for years to come. If for some reason you do find yourself in a situation where your refrigerator isn’t working properly, please don’t’ hesitate to give us a call at Appliance Rescue Service – the #1 appliance repairman in Dallas, Texas

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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How to Store Leftovers in the Refrigerator - Appliance Rescue Service

If your family is anything like ours, during the holidays we accumulate a lot of leftovers in the refrigerator. In order to avoid waste from forgotten leftovers or improper storage, here are a few tips from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas on how to store leftovers in the refrigerator:

 

Don’t Overstuff the Refrigerator

In order to maximize efficiency – and keep your refrigerator running longer – try not to overstuff it with food. This can be hard during the holidays, but immediately throw out anything that won’t be eaten and freeze anything that you don’t plan to eat again for awhile. This frees up room for holiday meal prep and leftovers, all while maximizing airflow in your refrigerator.

 

Refrigerate Leftovers Within 2 Hours

Modern refrigerators are really good at handling really hot foods, so don’t feel like you have to let something cool all the way down before placing it in the fridge. Get leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours to avoid spoilage.

 

Don’t Store Leftovers in Cans

It can be tempting to just put some plastic wrap over a half used can of cranberry sauce and put the rest in the fridge for later, but don’t. Leaving food in open metal cans can cause metal from the open lid to leach into food and create a metallic taste.

 

Use Leftovers within 2 Days

After putting leftovers in the refrigerator, either plan to eat them within 2 days, or put them in the freezer for future consumption. Investing in a quality vacuum sealer can really reduce waste when storing in the freezer.

 

Happy Holidays from your friends at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas! And as always, if you find yourself in need of refrigerator repair in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, or the surrounding North Texas communities, give us a call for fast service you can count on.

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