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Why Is It Best To Leave Some Tasks to the Professionals?

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Although there are many projects you can do around the house yourself, sometimes you're better off hiring a professional. A professional has the expertise and training to get your appliance in perfect working order. When you bring in a professional, you can have peace of mind knowing your appliance was safely and properly serviced. Learn which projects are best to leave to a repair person.

Home Appliance Repairs to Leave to Professionals

Even the most capable DIY enthusiast needs to hire a professional from time to time. Here are a few common reasons you may want to hire a professional to repair a home appliance:

  • Cost: You may find that for certain projects, the cost of hiring a professional is almost the cost of doing it yourself. In these cases, you're better off letting someone else do the hard work.
  • Parts needed: Many appliances have a variety of special parts that you can't find at your average home improvement store. Many professionals have a place where they can easily order appliance parts. They often buy these parts at wholesale prices, saving you money.
  • Skill-level: Certain tasks may be beyond your knowledge base. This is especially true as more smart appliances enter the market. Many of these appliances require computer programming knowledge in addition to tradesman skills, making them more complicated.
  • Safety concerns: Electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and other tradesmen are specially trained to do their job safely. Many of them must follow specific safety standards that you may not be aware of.
  • Time commitment: When you have a full-time job or a family to take care of, it's unlikely that you have enough time to repair your appliances, let alone figure out how to even do the repair. Scheduling a service appointment is much less time consuming than doing the project yourself.
  • Reliability: When you only have a little knowledge of a certain appliance, you may not do the repair correctly, which can cost you more time and money in the long run. Hiring a professional who does these types of repairs every day makes it more likely that your appliance will continue to run smoothly for years to come.
  • Brand knowledge: The way to repair an appliance varies by model and brand. You typically need to hire someone who specializes in a certain brand. Keep in mind that as models advance, the way to repair them changes, too. Professionals typically undergo ongoing training to keep up with the changes, while online resources may become outdated.

 

Home Appliance Repairs for Professionals

Generally, if a repair has to do with the inner mechanics of an appliance, you'll need a professional. Specialists are trained on how to work with circuits, magnetic connections, and other intricacies of your appliance. Unless you have the specific knowledge, training, and tools, hire a professional to do these repairs:

Repairing a Gas Line

If the gas line for your stove or clothing dryer has malfunctioned, it's time to call your local handyman. Trying to fix this on your own is very risky since you could accidentally emit harmful gases into your home or even cause a fire or explosion. A professional has the proper knowledge and equipment to do this job safely.

Rewiring Your Appliances

Rewiring an appliance is a tedious task best left to a professional. They know where the wires should go and how to arrange them in a safe way. If you were to forget to turn off the power or wire the device incorrectly, you could electrocute yourself, damage the appliance, or create a fire hazard.

Disassembling an Appliance

Most appliances are made up of many different intricate parts, like wires and circuit boards. If you disassemble your appliance incorrectly, you could risk breaking it. A professional is typically familiar with a wide range of appliances. They can disassemble it, make the repairs, and reassemble it. Oftentimes, the only sign that someone even touched your appliance is that it works properly again.

Replacing Appliance Parts

Replacing appliance parts requires a high level of skill. Even locating the malfunctioning part can be difficult, not to mention removing and replacing it. Professionals can easily locate the broken part, order a new one, and install it. Replacing things like a refrigerator compressor or electrical cord also requires special training, so if one of your large appliances is on the blink, consider calling a professional.

Common Appliance Repairs

One challenge of being a homeowner is ensuring all of your appliances are in working order. Here are some common appliance problems that you may need to hire a professional for:

  • Refrigerator: One of the most common complaints homeowners have about their fridges is that the ice makers don't work. You may also find that your thermostat or evaporator fan motor needs to be replaced.
  • Dishwasher: In order to keep a pile of dishes out of your sink, you need a working dishwasher. Common issues include a broken circulation pump, inlet valve, draining pump, or wash arm.
  • Oven and/or Range: Professionals can repair common problems like faulty burners, oven temperature sensors, oven bake elements, or ignition systems for both gas and electric systems.
  • Washing Machine: When you start to hear that dreaded off-balance sound of your washer, you may need to either reload your clothes or call a repair person. Common washing machine issues include a faulty lid, door switch, tub bearings, or drain pump.
  • Clothes Dryer: Luckily, when your dryer is acting up, it usually just needs to be repaired rather than replaced. Professionals commonly see issues with the thermal fuse, drum seal, or heating element.
  • Over-the-Range Microwave: You should always keep your microwave in working order to prevent the release of dangerous microwave radiation. Common issues with OTR microwaves include broken door latches, grease filters, turntable trays, magnetrons, exhaust fans, and control panels.

 

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