Choose your appliance repairman carefully

If you decide to go with an appliance repair person, be sure you check them out before you invite them into your home to perform work. This cautionary tale comes from a Coral Gables, Florida, TV station and according to their news story a woman was threatened by a local repairman when she refused to pay additional money for a refrigerator repair job already costing her $469.

The woman was lucky and acted quickly to protect herself by shoving the man out of her front door after he threatened her with violence when she refused to pay him an additional $400. You can read the rest of the story online, “Appliance Repair Man Accused Of Taser Gun Threats.”

Before you invite any appliance repair person into your home, make sure he or she holds the proper licenses to operate as a repair person for their state.

Before you invite any appliance repair person into your home, make sure he or she holds the proper licenses to operate as a repair person for their state. Photo: http://www.sxc.hu/

If you decide to use a repair person, make sure they have the proper licenses – occupational and business. Ask for references as well. This article from www.OldHouseWeb.com, “How to find a good appliance repairman,” offers some good tips on how to find a good repairman or repair business. Some questions it recommends you ask on the phone include the following:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are you insured, in the event that a repair causes damage to my home?
  • Is there a written guarantee on the work performed and the installed parts? How long is the warranty?

How do you find a good repairman or repair business? Have you had any negative experiences in the past and how have you dealt with them? Please feel free to post any advice or articles on how to find a good repairman or repair business.

Of course, you can always order any replacement appliance parts online and perform the repair yourself. APWagner.com offers a free online appliance repair help and carries over 4 million appliance parts in-stock. If you need help finding the correct part for your appliance, you can chat live with a Parts specialist through their website or call them toll free at 1-888-279-2463.

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