Better to Repair Than Buy

At Target Appliance Repair, we can assist with any appliance repair concerns you may have. Regardless of the specific brand name or appliance, our experience can ensure that every option is explored. This is something important to keep in mind when it comes to taking care of your appliances. When something goes on the blink, our instincts often resort to immediate panic. We already begin to imagine making room in the budget for a new fridge, dishwasher, or whatever the case may be.

Obviously, there are going to be situations in which repair just isn’t a realistic measure. Even the finest, well-maintained appliances have shelf lives. Eventually, you will have to replace just about everything in your home.

But here’s the thing: Unless the damage to the appliance is substantial, and/or the appliance is extremely old, a repair can be achieved. There is a certain standard of quality in the product that must be maintained. You may also have a certain threshold for how much you’re willing to spend, against how much it would cost to just have the appliance repair. These are things we can discuss in greater detail below. Ultimately, when it comes to why it’s better to repair than buy, there are a few different things to keep in mind.

Figuring Out the Problem

We put our appliances through a lot. This is particularly true during the warmer and colder months of the year. During the winter, we tend to run our dishwashers a whole lot more. During the summer, we are naturally relying on our fridge and freezer more than usual. Some basic appliance care can sidestep a lot of potential problems but the fact remains that we just ask a lot of these things. There is nothing wrong with that. To be sure, that is what they are ideally designed to do.

However, remember that each major appliance in your home amounts to something that is decently complicated, in terms of its various parts and design. If you take a look at the list of potential problems with any appliance, you will notice a consistency, regardless of the specific device. Just about every single major appliance problem has several potential causes. Each of these causes must be explored in greater detail. A technician can certainly make sure all potential causes are examined and considered. The point remains that things like your fridge, or your dishwasher, are made up of several different parts. When something goes wrong with one of our appliances, it often comes down to an issue with a certain part.

And more often than not, replacing that part can fix the situation. Again, while there are certain things you can do to assess your major appliances, it is still a good idea to have a professional technician take a look. They can cover every possibility in exhaustive detail, and figure out if repair is the best possible solution. We can’t promise that this will be the case every time. Nonetheless, we can still promise you that in many, many situations, more than you probably suspect, the repair is well within the realm of possibility. More often than not, it is more than a possibility.

At the same time, in terms of avoiding frequent repairs, or running down the lifespan of an appliance before its time, a little maintenance often goes a very long way.

The Value of Appliance Maintenance

While repair or replacement is often inevitable, there are a number of simple things you can do, when it comes to your appliances. Vacuuming the coils behind your fridge every few months is just one example of what we are talking about. Major repair or replacement work should definitely be left up to the pros. That doesn’t mean there is nothing that can be accomplished on your end. Some basic appliance care measures, like manually defrosting your freezer at least once or twice a year, can leave you with more efficient appliances. A lot of appliance repair tasks come down to certain parts becoming worn down too soon. That wearing down aspect is generally because the parts were forced to work harder than their design allows.

You can start to see where all of this is going. Taking care of your appliances is a straightforward route to generally only needing a repair when it is absolutely necessary. This can certainly be a good way to save some money, as well.

If something suddenly goes wrong with one of your appliances, don’t freak out. It could be something serious, but it could be any number of things. The smartest thing to do in this situation is to call in our experts at Target Appliance Repair. We can be there quickly to get to the heart of the problem.


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Ottawa, ON K1N 0C3

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