How To Choose The Right Appliance Repair Company

If one of your appliances has broken down and needs to be fixed, then you need to find the right tradie for the job. However, this isn't always an easy process.

If you've never had this problem before and can't get a recommendation for a local repair company from friends or family, then you might not know who to use. To find the right person for the job, choose a repair specialist with the following skills and experience.

Appliance Expertise And Experience

Don't assume that every appliance repair company will fix every appliance. You need to find a tradie or company with experience working with your type of appliance.

For example, a tradie who specialises in fixing washing machines and dryers might not have much experience of working on fridges, microwaves or cookers. They might be able to fix minor problems; however, they might lack the expertise to work on more complex ones.

So, look for people who specialise in your kind of appliance. They're likely to do a faster and more effective job.

Trade Qualifications And Licences

Some appliances have special safety issues. In these cases, you need a repair specialist who has relevant trade qualifications and licences.

For example, if you have a problem with a gas cooker, then your repair specialist needs to be licensed to work with gas. If they aren't, then they —and you — could have a serious accident during the repair. If they make a mistake, then your cooker might not be safe to use even if they get it going again.

So, make sure that your repair tradie or company has the accredited skills you need for your appliance. In some cases, you might need dual qualifications, such as if you need a plumber with gas experience to work on a heater.

Brand Experience

You'll often get a more effective and fast fix if you hire someone with brand experience when one of your appliances breaks down. Tradies who fix certain brands on a regular basis get to know how the company's appliances work on a really in-depth level.

If your repair specialist has this depth of knowledge, then they will work faster. They can deal with more complex problems that might leave general repair specialists scratching their heads.

It's also important to check that your repair specialist can easily access the right spare parts. For example, if your Westinghouse cooker has broken down, then you might need a spare part to repair it. If your repair tradie works with this brand regularly, then they are more likely to carry Westinghouse spare parts or to have quick access to suppliers.

To get started, contact local appliance repair services and talk to them about your problem.