When to Contact an Appliance Repair Technician

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In today’s world, we have become very reliant on many different types of appliances to make our daily tasks easier and more efficient. 

They are, however, mechanical devices, and you should expect a breakdown or malfunction at some point.  There may be a few things the homeowner can do to troubleshoot an issue, but there are definitely times you should not hesitate to call an appliance repair company. 

When to Call an Appliance Repair Company

When to Call an Appliance Repair Company

Smoke or Smell

If an appliance smells acrid, or you see even a little smoke, don’t wait. If possible, unplug the unit and don’t attempt to use it until you have had a professional examine it. If it is a fire hazard you are putting yourself, your family, and your residence at risk. 

A rise in Utility Bills

Increases in utility usage usually show some appliances working harder to get the job done.

This is particularly true with air conditioners and heating units but can also be a sign that you need a new water heater or other appliance.

If it takes longer for your clothes to dry, there is probably a problem there too. Some appliances can leak, causing your water usage to accelerate.

Review your utility bills to see if you notice variations that are not standard for the season.  Then call an appliance repair service to check things out.

Strange Noises

Some appliances make more sounds than others.

However, you may want to pay closer attention if you notice anything unusual.

Grinding sounds can mean parts are working harder or need lubrication. Clanking definitely means there is something that needs a professional to check out. A technician can look for leaks, broken parts, and overworked or overloaded portions.

Replacing those worn parts early can save money in the long run.

Excess Moisture

Seeing even a small amount of excess water around an appliance can indicate a problem and a worse issue in the making.

Moisture will eventually permit mold to form, including floors, subfloors, walls, and other surfaces.

This will cause a health hazard and, if left untreated, can result in serious structural damage to your home. 

Has the situation checked out by a professional as soon as possible to avoid later difficulties?


If an appliance starts to move, shift or seem off-balance, this is a symptom of several things. 

For a clothes washer, it can mean that you are overloading the drum. If you check the washer or dryer and the clothes seem evenly distributed, this may mean a part has fallen out of place or has broken. 

Movement can be a sign of other problems for other appliances like a refrigerator. Have a technician check out the wobble before it becomes more serious.

As you can tell, tracking your appliances can help resolve problems before they become so serious that you will need to replace the entire unit. 

Instead of a few dollars, or hundreds, you will be looking at thousands of dollars for a new appliance.

Contact SOS Appliance Repairs

If you need help fixing your appliance in Ontario, don’t hesitate to call our team of professional appliance repair technicians.

We have helped home and business owners to fix their appliances fast and at a fair price.

Contact us now.

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