Did you know that a refrigerator typically lasts ten year while a stove can last as long as fifteen years before needing to be replaced? It is important to watch out for issues with your appliances to stay safe and avoid having to pay for expensive repair. You also need to keep an eye on the appliances that the seniors in your life are using.
There are many tasks you need to perform to maintain your appliances. This includes cleaning your oven and doing oven repair, defrosting your freezer, and keeping the lint trap of your dryer clean just to cite a few examples. These tasks might be difficult to remember or perform for the elderly. If you have an older relative, do your best to visit them regularly and try doing a few things to maintain and clean their appliances every time you are there.
It is best to help the elderly when it comes to appliance maintenance and repairs especially with oven repair service since it might be difficult for them to do alone, and ovens are a big risk of danger such as fires.
When Are Repairs Needed?
An appliance that doesn’t work properly can be dangerous. A senior citizen might not notice that an appliance isn’t functioning like it should and keep using it even though it isn’t safe to do so. They might try to fix the appliance themselves. You should take a few minutes to inspect the different appliances your older relatives use. Make sure their fridge is cold enough, and test their stove, microwave, washer, and dryer. If something isn’t working properly, get it fixed as quickly as possible. Unplug the appliance so your relative won’t be tempted to use it.
Find A Trustworthy Repairman
If you have an elderly relative who lives miles away from you, find a trustworthy appliance specialist in their area. Have them perform maintenance tasks regularly and give them a call when repairs are needed. You can help your relative by contacting different repairmen in their area, doing some background research and finding out more about their price structure. Your relative might not know how to screen repairmen to find someone who has a good reputation and fair prices.
Senior citizens often prefer to keep the appliances they have been using for years and don’t think about replacing them when they fail. There are situations where fixing a broken appliance makes sense, but it is sometimes best to replace an old appliance with a newer model that is more energy-efficient. Don’t hesitate to step in and help them choose a new appliance if an old appliance stops working and would be too expensive to fix.