No matter the brand, no appliance can guarantee that it will work without any problem. As a matter of fact, expensive brands clearly express this reality via their ‘timed warranties’ or even ‘lifetime warranties’.
According to many appliance repair experts, some appliances may have a major problem while others have smaller ones, but any kind will always result in headaches—if left unchecked. That is why it is important to repair them when damages start to show to preserve both the integrity and the reliability of the product, and extend its life for many more years.
It is nice to buy items with a lifetime or unlimited warranty, however, most of them are either too expensive or you actually won’t need them too much. That is why many appliances found in homes, a broken device or machine is a common scenario. And the first thing they do is find a repairman before even thinking about getting a replacement.
Just like any other service, some are better than the others. So keep the following things in minds for a more satisfying experience with your tradesman:
Referrals – Ask your friends or neighbours for referrals if you don’t know anyone in your area. Doing so will help you find a good company instead of calling repair shops using the Yellow Pages. If your friends trust them, they are probably good.
License and Insurance – These documents provide customer protection in case some accident happens causing more damage to your item or your property. A license and service insurance also means they can provide a warranty for their work.
Customer Reviews – As a rule of thumb, the older the company is, the more credible it is. But credibility doesn’t mean a great service. So you should look at the history of that company via customer reviews before calling them.
Unless your appliance is too old and begging to go to junkyard heaven, or the cost of repair will far exceed the price of a new one, it is still better to repair them. Not only to save your budget, but also to save the environment from more industrial rubbish.