Emergency Appliance Service

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An emergency appliance repair service can provide same-day repair to fix broken appliances. Because these services are generally more expensive, it's important to make sure the situation is an actual emergency versus one that could wait.

Do I Need to Call an Emergency Appliance Repair Service?

Appliances that provide critical services or appliances that would cause you to lose additional money when not functioning properly, should be repaired as quickly as possible. This includes heaters and air conditioners during extreme temperatures, because the cost of flood damage due to frozen pipes, for example, far outstrips that of emergency appliance services. Similarly, broken refrigerators can result in the cost of replacing spoiled food.

Other appliances, such as microwaves or dishwashers, are more of a convenience than a necessity. While they may make life easier, in most cases, their failure does not warrant a call for emergency appliance services.

Choosing the Right Appliance Repair Service

Finding a reputable appliance repair service can help prevent additional costly repairs down the road. When looking for emergency appliance services, make sure you ask the following questions:

  • Does the company offer a warranty? The company you choose should provide a warranty on both parts and labor for at least a year.
  • How long has the company been in business? Try to select an appliance repair service with a solid history and reputation. Check the Better Business Bureau and online reviews.
  • How long will it take to repair the appliance? Appliance services that charge emergency rates should repair your appliance on the day you call.
  • How much will the repairs cost? Most companies won't tell you how much the repairs are until they determine what's wrong with the appliance. However, you should still ask about additional charges. For example, do they charge a fee for driving to and from the house? Will you have to pay a diagnostic fee to find out what's wrong?

Make sure you call multiple companies for quotes. Comparing several appliance services should only take a few moments and can save you money in the long run.

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