Help! I Don’t Know How to Fix This!

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Stuff breaks down. Hey, thanks for the obvious! The challenge is what to do when you are not experienced in how to go about repairing it. So, let’s look at 3 classic examples that arise with home ownership.

Appliances

They pick the most inopportune times to break down, don’t they? You go away for a weekend, only to come back to a refrigerator that has thawed out. 4 loads of laundry to do, and you put the first one in. Then, of course, the washer stops mid-cycle.

The list of appliances that cause trouble is lengthy; ranging from the already mentioned to microwaves, dryers, ranges, ovens, dishwashers, and microwaves. And we use these with regularity, so downtime creates unnecessary stress in an already hectic life.

Are any of your appliances manufactured by Whirlpool? Look for a Whirlpool Factory Certified Care (WFCC) service provider. At Diamond Appliance, this certification provides the customer with peace of mind as the techs have access to specific Whirlpool training.

Heating and Air Conditioning

It is a sweltering day in late July, with humidity in the 90 percentiles. Not the best timing for your air conditioning to go out, and of course it does.

Understandably, you become frustrated. The first piece of advice is to not overreact. This does not necessarily mean that you will need a new system. Many circumstances arise out of a simple part failure that can be easily replaced by a certified technician.

Let’s assume the worst-case scenario occurs, you need to replace your air conditioner. This is one of the biggest expenses that a homeowner will incur. That is why you should use careful thought and consideration before you make a decision.

Thankfully, organizations such as Energy Star have provided us homeowners with helpful tips for when the time comes for a new air conditioning unit.

Lawn Care

Have you tired of pushing that mower every weekend? Perhaps your family responsibilities or career have you more time challenged than ever. Or, it could be that your lawn has taken on a lifeform you are not familiar with (weeds, brown grass, insects) and need some help.

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Before you begin shopping for a lawn care provider, determine what your needs will be. By this, we mean do you need fertilizing? Aeration? Pest control? Sodding? While it may not be possible for you to know what services your lawn requires, try to get a baseline.

Additionally, if you want weekly service, outside of mowing what other services do you want? Trees and shrubs maintained? These are the types of questions you should ask yourself before you inquire about services and costs. You will be armed with information before they start to offer their services to you.

The trials and tribulations that come with owning a home are par for the course. The good news is that when these troubles arise, you are not tackling them alone. Help is available to everyone; the only condition is the willingness to look for and ask for help.

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