The household appliances industry is expected to be worth over 200 billion dollars by the year 2026. That massive valuation may not come as a surprise to you seeing as how you likely own several household appliances.
While love for appliances is not in short supply, occasionally, our appliances cause us more hardship than help when they stop working properly. When that happens, you’ll probably need to pick up the phone and ring an appliance repair professional.
Appliance repair professionals are a dime-a-dozen in just about every major city. Finding a great repair pro though can be a challenge, hence why our team is sharing tips below on how you can filter through the noise to find the perfect partner for your job.
Keep reading to take in a handful of helpful tips!
See Who Your Manufacturer Recommends
Whether you’re looking for refrigerator repair, dishwasher repair, or repair for any number of other appliances, your manufacturer likely has “recommended vendors”. These vendors have been confirmed as being capable of managing your particular appliance model. That’s good news as it helps you avoid unskilled laborers.
Furthermore, appliance repair professionals that are recommended by manufacturers have an incentive to do right by you. If they don’t and you complain, they may fall off of the recommended vendors list.
You can find recommended vendors on your manufacturer’s website.
Check Online Feedback
Whether you choose to go with a recommended specialist or simply decide to search for somebody local, you’ll want to explore their online reviews. Online reviews for repair professionals can be found on Yelp, Google, and Angie’s List, to name a few.
Our team suggests prioritizing professionals that have 4-star review averages or better. Also, look for businesses with at least 10 reviews or more.
Always Look for Insurance and Licensure
Never give your business to appliance repair specialists that are not licensed and insured. While in rare cases doing so might net you a bargain, you’re shouldering the possibility that your technician will do poor work (hence their inability to get licensed). They could even damage your property and you’d have no financial recourse other than a lengthy lawsuit.
Be aware that in several areas, it’s actually illegal for repair people to operate without insurance and licenses.
Don’t Be Afraid to Talk to Multiple People
The more repair professionals you speak to, the better chance you’ll have of finding the best service at the best price. With that in mind, take pride in speaking to as many repair professionals as you’d like to.
Any vendor that’s putting pressure on you to not shop around is best avoided.
You Now Know How to Choose an Appliance Repair Company
Choosing an appliance repair company can be easy! Start by sourcing recommendations. Then, check online reviews and look for basic documentation. Finally, weigh whatever options you have left after leveraging those filters.
Our team wishes you the best of luck applying what you’ve learned to your next appliance repair specialist hunt!
Do you need more guidance on household appliances or appliance maintenance? If so, we welcome you to explore additional content on our blog.