The Ottawa Pro Appliance Repair team offers great repairs on Viking fridges in Ottawa and surrounding areas. However, did you know that there are some very simple and easy steps you can take to ensure your viking fridge stays in great condition that will also help lower the chances of a malfunction, and thus needing a repair? Having an broken down fridge brings a huge burden to the household, and it seems to always happen at the most inconvenient time. Food cannot be stored and kept, thus losing you more money.
Luckily, at Ottawa Pro Appliance Repair we want you to keep your kitchen appliances in pristine condition! We have made a comprehensive guide to keeping your fridge in it’s original condition, which will help lower your chances of needing a Viking fridge repair. These tips will also increase the longevity of your fridge, letting you enjoy it for many years to come. Read on to find our tips on fridge maintenance!
Check the Fridge’s Feet
Your fridge’s feet need to be properly leveled. Although a slight tilt might not seem like a big deal to you, it is crucial to the successful operation of your fridge. If your fridge is not on level, you are exposed to increased risk of leaking. This leaking could damage, perhaps permanently, the internal mechanisms of your fridge.
The good news is, this is a very easy problem to fix. Your fridge will, most likely, have feet that can be adjusted and rotated. Play around with them until your fridge is perfectly level. This is a very basic, easy, and quick task that could potentially save you hundreds of dollars, while also making your refrigerator live as long as possible! Do not neglect this seemingly insignificant task.
Watch The Coils!
If you notice that your refrigerator coils are dirty, are caked in debris, or have dust settling on them, it is the time to act now! These dirty coils will have trouble venting heat from the fridge, and thus will not fully cool down the interior and the internal mechanisms of the fridge.
If you need to clean your fridge coils, here are the steps you need to take. Simply pull the fridge far from the wall and use a good quality rag to wipe down the coils you see present.
If you do not do this in time, you may experience a breakage in your fridge. In the event of this, quickly call Ottawa Pro Appliance Repair to have a repair technician quickly remedy the situation. It is always better to act now, rather than later.
Find Leaks, and Fix Them
If you hear some strange noises coming from your fridge, it might be easy to turn the other cheek on them. This is the absolute last thing you should do! These noises might the result of a leak or drip somewhere in the fridge. These should be taken very seriously, as they can greatly affect the health of your fridge.
In the event of a drip, take the pan out of the fridge and see if you can locate a clog that may have caused the drip. Also make sure to clear out the drain hole of the fridge.
If you need some suggestions on how to maintain your fridge and avoid health hazards, don’t hesitate to call Ottawa Pro Appliance Repair technicians toll-free at 888 508 8270 or visit us online to learn more!