Let’s face it folks, they just don’t make products like they used to. From big ticket items like fridges and stoves down to every day necessities like phones (whether cell or home) and heck – even light bulbs! Companies are actually building their products to have a very distinct lifespan. That is to say a short one. They intend for their products to stop working after a specific period of time so the consumer keeps needing appliance repair through their company.
The claim for this, which is at least partly true, is that the technological advances are accelerating so rapidly that appliance technology of today will be dead technology in five to ten years. The other part of the truth is that parts are cheap and companies are greedy.
Companies know that many small parts tend to burn up faster than larger parts. While this may not affect the exterior of the appliance, a broken piece could mean the end of an appliance. Many major companies may even require you to keep up with regular, professional maintenance in order to benefit from product warranties. But many residential and commercial client in New York do not purchase the product warranties anyway due to high or even extravagant prices.
Most of the bigger appliances need to be serviced regularly. Why is that? Parts will degrade; gears will wear down and require reapplications of lubrication and the eventual replacement. Furthermore, instances may occur that require parts of your appliances to be repaired or replaced that are not covered under manufacturer’s warranty, like dropping your appliance in a move or accidentally breaking a part.
Many times, something as seemingly insignificant like a loose screw can cause irreparable damage to your appliance. For example, that loose screw can make contact with a microchip and cause little parts to start short circuiting and malfunction.
Lastly, Do your homework! The warranty can signal common problems with a particular appliance that you can then watch out for. Many times, the user’s manual for appliances will list procedures for general upkeep and maintenance for your appliance yet will lack necessary information regarding getting your appliance serviced. Although many appliance product warranties will require you to get your appliance serviced by either their company or a company they contract with – particularly with higher end or luxury brands- there are a number of appliance repair NY service companies available in Palm Beach County that will perform the same service with the same efficiency but for a fraction of the price.