Chances are, if your fridge goes on the blink, it will be at the worst time. During a spell of hot weather, when you’re about a host a party at your home, when you’re super busy or in the middle of a house move. Which means you’ll likely reach straight for your device and Google ‘fridge repairs near me’ and go with the first provider in the search results.
While there’s nothing inherently wrong with using Google to find fridge repairs near you, we recommend spending a bit of time to choose the best provider for you. Follow these tips and you’ll hopefully have your fridge back in working order in no time.
10 things to consider when choosing fridge repair people
Are they near you?
While searching for ‘fridge repairs near me’ will likely list people near you, it’s not always the case. So, after you are presented with the search results, ensure the people you’re thinking of using are nearby.
Do they really do fridge repairs?
Make sure the company specialises in fridge repairs. They might repair TVs, microwaves or other white goods. You need a company, and a reliable and skilled technician, that knows fridges inside and out. Fridge repairs is a specialist skill and requires a special licence for refrigerator refrigerant handling.
Transporting your fridge to and from the repairer
Getting your fridge to a repairer can be a hassle. If you’d prefer to have a repairer come to you, make sure they provide this service. You’ll likely need to pay a call-out fee, but most people find it’s worth the extra cost. Dont forget that after your fridge is repaired, you’ll also have to arrange transport back to your home.
Reputation and positive reviews from past customers will provide you with peace of mind that a company can effectively and efficiently repair your fridge. Look at reviews on sites such as Facebook, Google and Word of Mouth.
Googling ‘fridge repairs near me’ is second nature and easy, but it might be worth putting down your device and asking friends and family for their recommendations. If they have a fridge repairer they’ve used and trusted, chances are you can too.
Are they experienced?
Experience isn’t everything, but it’s important to find a company that has seen a wide range of fridge problems and has the skills to diagnose and fix issues quickly. If a business has been conducting fridge repairs for many years, it’s a good sign they know what they’re doing and they’re good at it.
Are they insured?
Ask the repairer about their business’ insurance, particularly liability insurance. This can protect you from any damages or injuries that may occur during the repair process, or if for example their workshop gets burgled or burnt down while your fridge is in there for repairs. Check for licenses and certifications to ensure the fridge repair people you are considering have the necessary skills and knowledge to handle your repair job.
Do they warranty their work?
Ask if they offer a guarantee on their work. This can give you peace of mind knowing that if the same problem occurs again during the guarantee period, it will be repaired free of charge.
When can they repair it?
Finding ‘fridge repairs near me’ is one thing, and you may even have a fridge repairer in your street, but check on their availability. If they’re backed up, they might be unable to repair your fridge for weeks.
If you live in the Marion or Warradale area, we’re the fridge repair people for you!
If you search for ‘fridge repairs near me’, live in Adelaide, and live in the southeast of the city near Warradale, your search for the best fridge repair people is over.
Warradale Appliance Service knows fridges inside out, and we’ve been repairing them since 1976.
We also sell a range of affordable second-hand fridges, so if your fridge can’t be repaired or is uneconomical to be repaired, we have your new second-hand fridge waiting for you.
Phone Warradale Appliance Service on 8296 3136 or visit our website today.