Home-Tech’s appliance repair technicians have helped a lot of customers with appliance repair before, during and after their Thanksgiving feast. Oven emergencies, ice maker meltdowns, fridge freak outs and cooktop collisions are commonplace this time of year. When an appliance breakdown happens, you can call us, even on Thanksgiving!
How to Avoid Appliance Repair Emergencies
Test out your oven, range, cooktop, dishwasher and ice makers before the family will be gathering at your home. This provides you enough time to schedule an appliance repair service, without the extra hassle.
2. Do NOT put turkey bones, egg shells, or turkey grease in your garbage disposal!
Turkey bones and these other items are definite No-Nos when it comes to your disposal. If in doubt, THROW IT OUT (in the trash.) Here’s our garbage disposal tip video in case you just need a RESET.
We recommend you perform the oven self clean AFTER Thanksgiving. Appliance studies revealed that ovens will often break or not operate properly after a self-cleaning cycle is run.
4. Free up space in your refrigerator.
If your fridge is filled to the brim with your Thanksgiving day ingredients, make sure you leave room for the door to close. If you can’t fit a cheese log in there, then chances are, you have packed it to the max. An overflowing refrigerator will keep the door from closing, and it in turn will not keep your food cool.
5. Don’t get locked out of your oven.
Make sure your lock on the oven door is functioning properly. Nothing is worse than a turkey or an oven full of food that you can’t get to!
If you think your drain might be clogged, look for the culprits like chicken bones, cellophane and broken glass. If you think your dishwasher is on its last leg, don’t wait until it is too late, get it repaired today!
7. If it leaks, fix it!
No one wants to eat a rancid turkey, so make sure your freezer is keeping your holiday foods frozen. As most ice makers are incorporated into the freezer, make sure that is working as well. Sending your cousin or uncle down to the supermarket to get ice on Thanksgiving will not make for a pleasant evening.
Unattended cooking leads to oven or stove top fires. Always keep a lid handy to smother flames. Should a fire occur in the oven, turn it off and keep the door closed. Keep anything that can catch fire, like oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, or towels away from your stove or cooktop surfaces.
Home-Tech is Open on Thanksgiving for Emergency Appliance Repair
We suggest you schedule your appliance repair services prior to Thanksgiving. But if you have an emergency we will be able to assist you in your time of need. Should you find yourself with an oven whose temperature is 100° less than the dial, or if the dishwasher floods the kitchen, we will be there. Home-Tech is always a phone call away. Call today for your appliance repair service: 800-800-8356.