You are sitting in your easy chair when your refrigerator suddenly starts to make some horrible noises. The noises go on for a few seconds, there is a cracking sound and the refrigerator makes the unmistakable sounds of shutting down. You are not a major appliance repair technician, so you are not quite sure what to do. Should you buy a new unit, or call a repair technician? The service call fee from a qualified technician is a small investment to make to find out if it is cheaper to repair your refrigerator or buy a new one. But how do you find a good and qualified repair technician in your area? There are several resources that you can use to find the right person for the job.
One of the first places to start is to call on the manufacturer. The reason you want to call the manufacturer is because you want to check on the serial number of your appliance to see if it is still under warranty. If it is under warranty, then your service call and repair could be free. If it is not under warranty, then you can ask the manufacturer’s representative for a referral to a qualified technician in your area. The major appliance manufacturers all have directories of certified technicians in almost every part of the country. You can rest assured that the referral you get from the local manufacturer will be a technician that you can trust.
Another option for finding a local repair technician for your major appliance is to call the store that you bought it from. If that store does service work, then the store manager may give you a deal on the repair because you bought the unit from his store. At the very worst, the store will know who to refer you to for qualified work. Make sure that the technician you are referred to is certified to work on your appliance. Each manufacturer has their own special way of doing things and it takes a certified professional to be able to tell each of the different manufacturers apart.
When your major appliance breaks down, you will want to get a certified repair technician to your home as soon as possible. As long as you follow the proper steps and get referrals from the right people, you should be able to find a technician that can help you get your appliance up and working again.