So, your refrigerator hasn’t been getting cold for days already, and the food inside is starting to rot. While it can be tempting to try and fix the appliance itself, doing so can actually cause more harm than good. The best thing to do with an appliance repair, or a reparation electromenager, is to hire an appliance repairman.
Here’s why that’s important:
1. Trained To Fix Just About Any Appliance
An appliance repairman, or a reparateur electromenager, as he or she is called in French, can be either one of two:
- Small appliance repairman: Repairs small electrical appliances, such as lawnmowers and power tools.
- Major appliance repairman: Repairs major electrical appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers.
Whichever the category, an appliance repairman must have formal training before he or she landed the job. In Quebec, Canada, for instance, small appliance repairmen should finish specialized college or high school courses, if not on-the-job training lasting for months.
Major appliance technicians, on the other hand, are required to have a secondary school education and a college program in appliance repair. It’s this or an apprenticeship in appliance repair, which lasts for three to four years.
An appliance repairman then is more qualified than anyone to fix your appliances at home. Apart from the technical know-how, they have the experience needed to pinpoint the problem and solve it.
2. Hiring A Professional to Fix Your Appliance is Safer
Sure, there are do-it-yourself videos out there that show you how to repair your appliance, in this case, your refrigerator. But, properly repairing an appliance, in general, involves more than just the actual repair.
It requires an accurate diagnosis of the problem by taking into consideration the following:
- Environment: Is the area where the appliance stands clean or dirty?
- Personal circumstances: Did you leave the appliance door open? For how long did you leave the appliance door open?
The person in the video you watched may know about refrigerator repair, but they don’t know what the environment is and what the circumstances surrounding your damaged refrigerator are. The environment and the personal circumstances are things that the repairman should know in order to make an accurate diagnosis of the problem.
If you decide to follow what the person says in the video and it turns out your refrigerator’s problem was actually something else, your own safety may be compromised. Remember that appliances, including refrigerators, run on electricity. One wrong move and they may actually be the cause of the following:
- Short circuits
It pays also to know everything there is to know before selecting the right fridge for your house in the first place.
3. Cheaper in the Long Run
A professional repairman can easily pinpoint the problem in your appliance since, apart from the fact that they’re trained to do this, you can directly talk to them and tell them the personal circumstances surrounding the destroyed device. They can also see the environment and make accurate conclusions.
Because of this, the appliance repairman only needs hours, or one day, tops, to pinpoint the problem and implement a solution to that problem. Once they do this, the chances of the same problem recurring are next to nil, if not nil. This means less money to spend on parts and on professional services.
4. Hiring Professional Services Is More Convenient
But, it’s not only money you save when you hire an appliance repairman to fix your destroyed appliance. You can also save time. Consider the things you would have to do to fix your appliance if you decide to do it yourself:
- Check the appliance
- Determine what the problem is
- Research on what to do
- Check if repair worked
Each step can take up many hours of your time. If the first repair doesn’t work, the entire cycle is repeated, and that takes up another chunk of your time.
When you hire an appliance repairman to do the job for you, you spare yourself the hassle of having to go through all those things and have more time to spend on other productive things, such as working or even sleeping.
When an appliance breaks down, your best bet is to hire an appliance repairman. With the technical know-how and experience they have, you can be assured that the device is fixed in no time, and that your safety is not compromised. This saves you a lot of money and time as well.
In short, you can be assured that appliance repairman is a godsend.